Hurling Match Report - 22nd March 2014

posted Mar 24, 2014, 3:17 PM by Raheny twothousandandfour   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 3:17 PM by Web Admin ]
Hurling Match Report by Fionnán Ryan

On Saturday we travelled (some earlier than others!!) to Collinstown for a hurling clash with Na Fianna. On what was a very windy and raw March morning, the heavens opened for about 20 minutes but thankfully held off during the match.

It was a mixed bag of results with a win for the green team, a draw for the orange team and a narrow loss for the white team.

The green team were too strong for their opponents and had built up a big half-time lead with the aid of the very strong wind. The second half threat from Na Fianna never materialised.  There were some excellent skills on display including some great scoring from Daniel Broderick. He was ably assisted by a powerhouse all round display from Sean Reilly who never stopped working. Other strong performers were Conor Ahern and Cillian Ryan.

The orange team were involved in a much closer affair and were very good value for their draw. James O'Conell was the star of the show with a great performance from start to finish that included two great blocks. Cormac Lenehan as usual gave a fully committed performance. Stefan Twomey, Morgan Spillane and Sean Dowd were the other stars on show.

The white team came up against the strongest Na Fianna outfit on the day and were unlucky to lose by a couple of points.   However, there were excellent performances from Josh Barry and Aaron Fitzsimons, who got a broken hurl for his actions.