Hurling Match Report - Saturday 10th May

posted May 12, 2014, 9:05 AM by Raheny twothousandandfour   [ updated May 12, 2014, 9:05 AM by Web Admin ]
On Saturday, we welcomed Kilmacud Crokes to a damp Pitch 12A for our latest hurling match. Good numbers from both sides meant that we were able to take to the field for 3 competitive matches. Thanks to Kilmacud Crokes for providing such good numbers given it is Communion time of year.

Fionnan reports

The green team had a very close battle but came out on top.
While Kilmacud Crokes were very good at closing down our players and getting numerous blocks in, the Raheny lads still managed to get some great scores.

Top marks must go to Conor Ahearne and Ruairi Kelly who both gave fully committed performances and both weighed in with scores at crucial times. Mention too for Daniel Broderick who scored a goal from a sideline cut and Conor Ryan who gave a battling performance.

Philip Mahon reports for the orange team:

The match went very well on Saturday and we had a comfortable win with a final score of 4 goals and 2 points to 1 goal. However we gained no skill points which was a pity. We started the match strongly and were competing for every ball.

James O'Connell and Luke Fitzpatrick played some lovely hurling and tackled for every ball. Morgan Spillane had his best hurling match ever. Rueben Murphy tried very hard, Karl English and Stefan Twomey added some good scores late on, Cormac Lenihan made a terrific block in defence. All the players tried their very best which is great to see.

Today showed how important it is for the boys to compete for the ball from the 1st whistle until the end of the match. The win was good as all the boys were delighted with the game . If we can encourage the boys to keep going during the match and not give up when the ball passes them we will be on the right track.

Richard reports:

The white team lost a very close game with good scores from Jason Maguire and Sean Reilly. Sean who was injured before the pre-match warm-up, managed to play the full game outfield and was his usual busy self. Robert Moran played a starring role for the team and Sean Dowd had his best game ever for Raheny.

Boys are doing very well but all players need to practice outside sessions every day even for just 15 minutes to get comfortable rising the ball into the hand. Roll lift and jab lift and see if you can beat your record for lifts in a minute.
There are 3 sessions available to players each week please try and attend a minimum of 2. We are finding that the boys who are improving quickly are those who attend the most sessions.