St. Brigids Blackwater 3-13 v 0-12 Fethard
A strong second half performance saw a depleted Junior B team win out in a warm sunny Pairc Naomh Bríd on Sunday morning. It wasnt until a few minutes before throw in did the lads know if they could field a team but a few old reliables including Aidan Whelan togged out in the green and gold again. The lads were trailing by 3 at half time after an unconvincing first half performance with Fethard racing into a 4 points to 1 lead. It wasn’t until 15 minutes gone that we had our second point before Fethard kept us at a three point distance up until half time.
The introduction of Lar Leacy at half time seemed to have the desired effect as we were level within 3 minutes, Tomas Murphy winning a pic out, soloing through to finish high to the net. We scored two quick fire points in the next two minutes before we widened the gap to 3 with only 5 gone in the second half after a blistering start. We had our second goal after 10 minutes when goal specialist James Dooley, drove through to finish to have us leading by 6, a complete turnaround. While the finial 15 minutes were nip and took, we never let the gap closer than 6 and Paul Murphy made sure of the points with only a couple of minutes to go when he soloed from the 21 to fire low to maintain a 100% record in the league.
Team: 1. Eddie Rowe. 2. Aaron Nobbs. 3. Anthony Roche. 4, MJ Kelly. 5. Ian Curran. 6. Brian Dooley. 7. Paddy Cullen. 8. Robert McGuinness. 9. Kieran Roche. 10. Mikey Byrne. 11. Tomas Murphy. 12.Caolan O’Reilly 13. Paul Murphy. 14. James Dooley. 15. Declan O’Leary
Subs used: Lar Leacy for Caolan O’Reilly, Aidan Whelan for Declan O’Leary, Declan O’Leary for Aidan Whelan.