U12 HL Rd5: Castleconnor 1-2 v Tubbercurry 3-1

posted 21 Jul 2011, 00:48 by Bart Barrins
The lads were in Kilcoyne Park on Wednesday evening where the weather was good for hurling. When we played Tubber in the third round we were well beaten but this time things were a lot closer. This is a game where our lads did everything right up to putting the scores on the board. They dominated throughout the pitch and played some of the best hurling they have ever played with a plenty of successful pulling of high balls and doubling on shots.
 
In the first half we were in complete control but we hit wide after wide and the home keeper made a number of good stops and clearances. Towards the end of the half Tubber broke up field and with a long range effort they scored a goal just under the crossbar. The half time score had the home team leading 1-0 v 0-0.
 
We were a bit subdued at the start of the second but finally we put a score on the board with a point from play from Odhrán Quinn after receiving a pass from Paul Flynn. Our younger players were getting more confidence and it was great to see Oisín Flynn and Colm Naughton striking the ball expertly. The Tubber strength was their hooking and blocking in particular and they got a point from a free, to increase their lead. They followed this up with a goal from a free and another goal from play. Despite this we still dominated play but were not calm in front of goals.
 
With 4 minutes to go Kenneth Flynn drove an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net after a good clearance from jason Tuffy who had one of his best games for the team. Shortly after the home keeper made a great save and from the resulting clearance Odhrán Quinn got his second point from play. Hard as we tried in the last few minutes we did not breach the goal again. However all the lads can be very happy with everything they did bar the result. The doubling on balls by James Boland, Colm Naughton and Kenneth Flynn was a feature of the game with the high fielding of Quinn and Paul Flynn at midfield another.
 
The team are out in two weeks time when we have a home fixture to Calry.
 
Team: Dáire Barrins, Ruarí Gallagher, James Boland, Jason Tuffy, Colm Naughton, Paul Flynn, Odhrán Quinn, Oisín Flynn, Brian Durkan, Kenneth Flynn, Fergal Boland
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