Kilmacud Crokes 6 19 BBSE 1 11
Our Minor B hurlers headed to Stillorgan to take on our old rivals Kilmacud in the semi final of the minor C hurling championship. We travelled more in hope than expectation given that our opponents had proven themselves to be the strongest B group all the way up against our second year minor group. Our opponents certainly weren’t taking any chances with this fixture – we arrived to be greeted by a Crokes panel of no less than 29!
As you would expect the game started at 100 miles an hour with no quarter given nor asked. We started well but an excellently executed last ditch clothes line tackle by Evan Ryan to avoid a certain goal was a sign of things to come. Crokes ran in two quick goals either side of the water break to open up a gap – we reached half time 3-9 to 0-5 in arrears.
With a mountain to climb our lads kept battling to the very end but it wasn’t to be enough against a very strong Crokes team. Tom Culleton with an excellent showing for the 60 minutes together with an excellent goal from Hugh Kelly were two of the highlights on a tough day for the lads.
This group have been playing together on and off for the last three years supporting each other as necessary at u15b and u16b levels. Their dedication and application have never waivered and they have been a pleasure to coach.
We wish the 8 second year minors all the best in the adult ranks.
Back Row: Matthew Ormsby, Setanta Sudway, Evan Welsh, Martin Mulligan Lynch, Reece Mulhall, Dylan Smyth, Sean Bury, Evan Ryan, Ben O’Mahony, Kevin Harty, Hugh Kelly
Front Row: Timmy Cleary, Michael Hanrahan, Micheal Manning, Tom White, Conor Barnes, Tom Culleton, Charlie Brady, Scott McDonald, Jack Larkin
Thanks to Clíona for the photos.
Hard Luck to our Minor B Hurlers falling to a very strong Crokes team in the Championship S/F last Sunday morning.#bodengaaPhotos by Cliona Mellett.