Thursday, 22 February 2018

South Leinster Juvenile Hurling ‘B’ C’ship

Wexford CBS……………………….4-4
Gorey CS……………………………..1-12
The juvenile hurlers of Wexford CBS put in a power packed display to take the spoils of victory in this intriguing clash. There was great excitement at the finish as CBS sneaked into the lead and Gorey fought to take it back before the final whistle sounded.
Gorey were 1-8 to 1-3 ahead at half-time and deservedly so. Very often the CBS defence were under serious pressure to keep out the Gorey attack but somehow they did and it was felt at the break that the game was winnable for CBS.
Eoin Hartigan’s 17th minute kicked goal put CBS back in front by 1-2 to 0-4 but Gorey gradually worked their way back into the match and got a boost when a long ball dipped and went all the way to the net.
However, CBS were in a similar position at half-time in the first round v FCJ Bunclody so they knew what to do. Scores were needed badly but after 40 minutes it was 1-9 to 1-4 as both defences were excelling.
Darragh Carley was sweeping up in front of Chris Ryan and Carley was also providing at the other end as he lashed a free to the net (1-9 to 2-4). The Gorey students kept the scoreboard ticking over and their noses in front with point but CBS knew they needed goals to win the game. Goal number three arrived when Cian Doyle – now at full forward – cleverly flicked home (1-11 to 3-4.
As the clocked ticked towards 60 minutes, Darragh Carley’s free looked to be sneaking over the bar but the keeper pulled the ball down and it ended up in the net.
Gorey went all out for the goal which would win the match for them but the CBS rearguard held firm and celebrated a great victory as the final whistle went.
Wexford CBS: William Linn; Danny Howlin, Chris Ryan, Adam Murphy; Andrew Moran, Darragh Carley (2-1, 1-1 frees), Oisin Meyler; Tommy Gallagher (0-2), Cian Doyle (1-0); Tadhg Brohan, Eoin Hartigan (1-1), Eoin Doyle; Fionn O’Callaghan, Zach Breslin, Liam Donoghue.
Subs: Quinlin Kelly for E. Doyle, Finn Jager for Donoghue.
Ref: James Flood

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