Corn Shéamas Mhic Gabhann, Munster Under 15 “C” Hurling Championship Round 1
Scoil Ruáin 5-09 Coláiste Phobal, Ros Cré 2-08
Scoil Ruáin got off to the best possible start in the Under 15 Munster Post Primary Schools hurling championship in Templetuohy on Wednesday last with a ten point victory over old rivals Coláiste Phobal of Roscrea.
All credit to the Moyne-Templetuohy club for making their facilities available in extremely wintry conditions. The game was played in a very sporting spirit despite the arctic weather.
Coláiste Phobal opened briskly with a brace of points but Scoil Ruáin replied with a goal and two points from danger-man, Louie Doyle. Roscrea asserted again with a goal of their own followed by two points. At this stage Coláiste were on top but squandered a number of glorious scoring opportunities.
Scoil Ruáin punished their profligacy in a purple patch midway through the first half with a brace of goals from Darragh Maher followed by another from Doyle. The score at the interval was Scoil Ruáin 4-04 to Coláiste Phobal’s 1-05.
The second half was nip and tuck most of the way with both sides striving manfully for control. The sweeper system adopted by Scoil Ruáin repeatedly frustrated the Roscrea attack and the Southern defence held firm until the line was breached late in the game for a Roscrea goal.Meanwhile Louie Doyle continued to persecute the Coláiste defence scoring a further 1-03 in the second half complemented by two Dylan Webster frees to leave Scoil Ruáin 10 points to the good at the final whistle.
Credit to all players for putting their shoulders to the wheel in tough conditions. Luke Fox, Diarmuid White and sweeper Rian O’Halloran caught the eye repeatedly in defence, Josh Rowan got through a huge amount of work at midfield while Louie Doyle was the star turn in attack, ably assisted by Darragh Maher.
Curtis Darcy worked tirelessly on the forty with Seamus Healy and Jake Doyle also to the fore. Dylan Webster’s accuracy from the dead ball was also instrumental in the Killenaule victory.
Team and Scorers
Liam Miskella (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); David Lanigan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Luke Fox (Capt.) (Ballingarry); Daniel Bourke (Killenaule); Ben Doneny (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Diarmuid White (Mullinahone); Cian Johnson-Croke (Killenaule); Dylan Webster (Mullinahone) 0-04 (3 frees; 1 ’65); Josh Rowan (do); Jake Doyle (Killenaule); Curtis Darcy (Ballingarry); Seamus Healy (Killenaule); Rian O’Halloran (Moyle Rovers); Louie Doyle (Killenaule) 3-05; Darragh Maher (Gortnahoe-Glengoole) 2-00.
Subs: Luke Maguire (Grangemockler); Michael Corcoran (Ballingarry); Michael Lanigan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Adam Ryan (Killenaule); Luke Vaughan (Mullinahone); Shane Phelan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Daire Luttrell (Moyle Rovers); Johnny Gleeson (Killenaule); Oisín Shelly (Killenaule)