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posted Oct 11, 2014, 7:51 AM by John Smith

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Goals Galore in 16 C Hurling  thrilling contest

Last Saturday was U 16 Hurling action day with the C final down for decision in Drombane. The Ragg hosted the B semi final encounter between north champions and mid champions Loughmore Castleiney, while Cashel hosted Emly Sean Treacys and Carrick Swan in the other B semi. Nenagh hosted the A semi final between Durlas Og and Kildangan

In Drombane the weather greeted all spectators with a slight breeze accompanied with some drizzle in a contest that produced seven goals. Referee Shane Hodgins got proceedings under way on schedule 1.30pm.

West champions Eire Og Anacarty/Donohill were pitched mid champions Durlas Og. The west boys enjoyed the benefit of the breeze and had a white flag raised within the opening minute courtesy of Aidan Griffin. Durlas Og defence were well up to the task keeping threats on their area at bay. Likewise Eire Og full back Anthony O’Brien was commanding his patch with some brilliant stickwork.On the sixth minute captain Eoghan Loughman added another point for Anacarty. Durlas Og keeper Christopher Carew was performing brilliantly bringing off some great saves

On the ninth minute Durlas Og opened their account with a pointed free by Aidan Butler. He fired over another from play moments to level the scores at -02. The west reply was swift as Aidan Griffin pointed a free and another from play to put Eire Og two points ahead 04 to 02. On the fourteenth minute Durlas Og were awarded a penalty which Michael Murphy slotted over for a point to reduce the difference to a single point 04 to 03..It was now the turn of Eire Og keeper to perform as Durlas Og were bearing down on goal but full credit to David Fox who on two successive occasions came to the west sides rescue. By the twenty second minute Aidan Griffin had pointed two frees to extend the Anacarty tally to 0-06. Durlas Og responded with a pointed free by Aidan Butler to put the score at 0-06 to 0-04 in favour of the west boys. Within two minutes remaining of the opening half the Anacarty attack went into serious mode cracking the Durlas Og net on two successive attacks with goals coming from Arnold O’Dwyer and Jordan Hayes to have a commanding interteval lead on a score line of Anacarty 2-06 Durlas Og 0-04.

For Anacarty they were well served by Anthony O’Brien, Aidan Griffin, Jordan Hayes, Arnold O’Dwyer and Eoghan Loughman whom were always keeping themselves in the very tick of the action. For Durlas Og Jason Jordan, Aidan Butler, Adam Hickey, Jack Bambrick, Michael Murphy, Evan Moore, Darren Fahey put in very good performances.

Upon the resumption Anacarty missed out on another goal opportunity as the Durlas Og defence of Mikey Stakelum, Seán Barrett and Rian Moore kept to their task.Durlas Og now upped their game and on the third minute had the west net rattled with their opening goal to put the score at 2-06 to 1-04..Anacarty responded with an Aidan Griffin point  They were now enjoying some supremacy with two points coming from  Liam Power who was posing  problems for the Anacarty defense.On the twelfth minute Seamus Doyle  produced goal numbered two for Durlas Og and reduce his sides deficit to a point on a score line 2-07 to 2-06  .Dion Breen slotted over a point for Anacarty  to go two points ahead. Both goal keepers saved the day for their respective teams with brilliant saves. By the twenty third minute Anacarty increased their lead to four points courtesy of Jordan Hayes from play and from a free by marks man supreme Aidan Griffin 2-10 to 2-06. The remainder of the game mainly belonged to Durlas Og whose attackers went into over drive with many raids deep into the Anacarty defensive area. Patrick Moloney pointed and from the resulting puck Seamus Doyle had the sides all square with Durlas Og third goal and a score line of Anacarty 2-10 Durlas Og 3-07.

In the first period of extra time Aidan Griffin pointed a free ,two minutes later Jordan Hayes added another to put Anacarty two in front. Durlas Og reduced their deficit with a point from a free by Darren Fahey. Dion Breen had the west followers ecstatic with a goal on the eight minute which was to prove to be the last addition to the score board before referee Shane Hodgins blew the whistle Anacarty 3-12 Durlas Og 3-08

Upon the restart Anacarty once again were first on the score board with a point from Arnold O’Dwyer. Durlas Og had the west net shaking for their fourth goal and the games seventh on the fifth minute. From the puck out Adam Hickey pointed for Durlas Og to put the score reading Anacarty 3-13 Durlas Og 4-08. Moments later Adam Hickey pointed to reduce the margin to a single point. Anacarty missed out on an apparent goal opportunity. Durlas Og kept up the pressure and were awarded a .65 which Aidan Butler slotted over to level the sides 3-13 to 4-10 with three minutes remaining. Arnold O’Dwyer slotted over his second point of the half to regain the lead for Anacarty. Durlas Og replied with a point from a free by Aidan Butler. With the game deep into injury time Anacarty were awarded a free some thirty meters out which was duly slotted over to give them victory by the very slimmest of margins on a final score of Eire Og Anacarty/Donohill 3-15 Durlas Og 4-11.  It was a scene of utter disappointment for the mid team and one of ecstasy for the west boys. Prior to the presentation of the Jacksie Ryan cup Bórd Pro Neil Ryan complemented both sides on a very tough game of hurling ,he acknowledged the Upperchurch Drombane club for providing their pitch and thanked referee Shane Hodgins and his officals.He then presented the cup to Anacarty captain Eoghan Loughman

Eire Og Anacarty/Donohill victorious panel : David Fox, Stephen McDonald, Anthony O’Brien,Ciaran Loughman, Liam Og O’ Dwyer, Stephen O’Brien, Paul Devlin, Conor Delvin, Eoghan Loughman (Captain), Connie Bradshaw, Jordan Hayes,Dion Breen, Aidan Griffin, Arnold O’ Dwyer, Tommy Moore, Cian Mooney, Jack Kingston.

The A semi final between Durlas Og and Kildangan produced a thrillingly close contest all through the game .At the interteval one point separated the sides with the north men holding the advantage 1-09 to 1-08. The second period continued in the same format. As full time was approaching Kildangan holding on to a single point  got their second goal and from the puck out Durlas Og went into attack and were awarded a penalty. Despite the new  ruling governing the taking of a penalty didn’t deter the Durlas free taker who duly had the Kildangan net rattled for the games fourth goal and reduce the deficit to a single point once more. However time ran out for the mid champions  as the full time whistle sounded on puck out and victory going to Kildangan on a concluding score Kildangan 2-12 Durlas Og 2-11.The north men now await the winners of the other semi between Clonoulty Rossmore and St. Marys scheduled for Cashel on Saturday next October 11th .

In the 16 B semi final in The Ragg north champions BorrisIlleigh were up against mid champions Loughmore Castleiney. The opening half of the contest was an evenly balanced affair with four points separating the sides at the interteval BorrisIlleigh -10 Loughmore Castleiney -06. Upon the resumption the north men clocked up to quick goals and appeared to be odds on to dominate. However the mid champions did not give up striking the Borris on three occasions but leaked two points which saw Borris Illeigh qualify for the final on a three point difference 2-12 to 3-06

The other semi final between Emly Sean Treacys and Carrick Swan proved to be a one sided encounter .The west combination were vastly superior for their southern opponents and at half time they were ahead on a score of 3-05 to 0-04.The second period they added a further 2-12 to their tally while conceding two points to qualify for the final on a concluding score line of 5-17 to 0-07.

The final Emly Treacys v BorrisIlleigh will take place on Saturday October 11th.


Saturday October 4th

U/16 C hurling Final in Drombane

Eire Og Anacarty /Donohill 3-15 Durlas Og 4-11 (AET)     Referee Shane Hodgins (Knockshegowna)

Under 16 "B" semi finals

Borris-Ileigh 2-12     v     Loughmore/Castleiney 3-06 in The Ragg

 Emly Sean Treacys 5-13    v      Carrick Swans   0-07   in Cashel



Sunday October 5th

Under 16 “A” semi final

Kildangan 2-12 Durlas Og 2-11 in Nenagh


Saturday October 11th 

U 16 A semi final in Cashel @12am

Clonoulty Rossmore v St. Marys

16 B Final (venue/time not finalized)

BorrisIlleigh v Emly Sean Treacys