U12 HL Rd 2:Castleconnor 6 v Tourlestrane 2

posted 2 Jun 2011, 07:41 by Bart Barrins   [ updated 2 Jun 2011, 07:57 ]
The team travelled to Tourlestrane on Wednesday evening. Despite 5 of the lads playing games on Monday and Tuesday they made a great effort to be there and put in a good show.
The home team took an early lead in the game but a super long range free from Paul Flynn, put us on the attack and Kenneth Flynn finished off the move with a score. Yet again the visitors took the lead but when after 10 minutes we moved back to regular hurling (not just ground hurling), our strong midfield started to dominate with Odhran Quinn getting two scores and Kenneth Flynn adding in another, to lead at the break 4 v 2
In the second half our young defence of Fergal Boland, Ruairí Gallagher, Colm Naughton and Dáire Barrins kept out the opposition and with James Boland using his full back experience well we weathered the storm. For the last 15 minutes we kept possession but missed a number of scores with some good saves being made by the home keeper. Eventually Jason Tuffy, captain for the evening broke the deadlock with a fine groundstroke. He followed this up with another stroke following good work by Oisín Flynn, Paul Flynn and Odhrán Quinn.
It was a good show from our lads and it was a good even game throughout with the lads on both teams growing in confidence and stature with every touch of the sliotar. The team have a break next week and then will have Tubbercurry as their next opponents
Team: Dáire Barrins, Fergal Boland, James Boland, Ruairí Gallagher, Colm Naughton, Paul Flynn, Odhrán Quinn, Kenneth Flynn, Jason Tuffy, Oisín Flynn