Minors win again

Blackwater 4-12 v 0-08 HWH Bunclody

The U14 conquers of Blackwater for the past two years couldn’t find a way past a resolute Blackwater defence on Wednesday evening. The boys wearing the second set of jerseys of black, amber and green were 11 up at half time playing into a strong wind. Ben, Mossy, Aaron Culleton and a Topar free had Blackwater 3 up after 8 minutes. The first goal was scored by Tomas Murphy, turning the corner back and flicking one handed to the net. The lads didn’t let up Mossy scoring again on 18 minutes before Blackwaters second goal. Jake Nobbs collecting the ball well, bursting through and finishing low to the corner of the net. Two minutes later, one of the scores of the match, Shane Cahill played a first time ball to Aaron Culleton who caught it and played a crossfield ball to Pad who did excellently to slot over the black spot, a brilliant team score.

Two Topar frees and a Ben catch and score from the puc out continued on where the lads finished in the first half. Five minutes into the second period, Ben caught the puc out, played a high ball in which Aaron caught and once it was in his hand there was only going to be one outcome as he drilled low to the net. HWH had a rare good spell slotting over three points in a row before Mossy scored a gain after some nice play. Ben Redmond scored under pressure on 48 minutes before Jimmy Kelly got in on the act when his high shot in deceived the keeper and went to the net. The lads had made a number of changes before the end with Half Way House scoring the last 3 points but it didn’t matter to the final score. The lads have one final match left again Castle-Crann Gaels to decide who will finish second in the table.

Team: 1. Pauric O’Toole. 2. Robert McGuinness. 3. Eoin O’Neill. 4. Caolon O’Reilly. 5. Fhedlim Roche. 6. Darragh Doyle. 7. Paddy Cullen. 8. Shane Cahill. 9. Jake Nobbs. (1-0) 10. Patrick O’Connor (0-1). 11. Kevin Corrigan (0-4 frees)  12. Ben Redmond. 13. Jimmy Kelly (1-0). 14. Aaron Culleton (1-1) 15. Tomas Murphy (1-3)

Subs used: Adam Murphy for Caolon O’Reilly, Shane Lynch for Mossy Murphy, Shane Butler for Mossy Murphy.