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U21s scrape past Mountbellew-Moylough

posted 1 Mar 2015, 01:45 by Garret Byrne
U21 B Hurling Championship
21st Feb 2015 in Turloughmore


Welcome here to Turloughmore pitch for this crucial must win game between Kinvara and Mountbellew-Moylough, in this U21B Hurling Championship group match. 
Its a fine spring afternoon here and both teams are inside putting on their jerseys. 
Here is the Kinvara team:
Goals: Daragh Kilkelly 
Fullback line: James Cronin-Rodger, Tadhg Reynolds, Stephen Bermingham.
Halfback line: Jason O'Connor, Eanna Linnane, Mark Bermingham. 
Midfield: Shane Byrne, Neasan O'Hanrahan.
Halfforward Line: Gary Kilkelly, James O'Hara, Dylan O'Hanrahan. 
Fullforward line: Rory Cullinane, Conor Whelan, Tommie Kavanagh. 
Liam Byrne, John Donoghue, Patrick Gallagher, Tommie Fordham, Ronan Kilkelly (injured), Sean Linnane (injured).

And its on!
5 mins gone in U21 B Championship.
Kinvara 0-3, Mountbellew-Moylough 0-1. 
We have wind in first half.
15 mins gone: Kinvara 0-4, Mountbellew-Moylough 0-1.
Slow enough start to the game, with both sides trying to adjust to being back in championship mode.
25 mins gone: Kinvara 0-7, Mountbellew-Moylough 0-1.
Halftime: Kinvara 0-8, Mountbellew-Moylough 0-4.
The North Galway side finished the half very strong and took the scores well.
They will have advantage in second half, so a much improved performance from us is needed if we are to escape this one.
20 mins left: Kinvara 0-8, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-5. All square here.
15 mins left: Kinvara 0-9, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-6. They had taken the lead but we levelled it again.
10 mins left: Still Kinvara 0-9, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-6. Both sides missing a few scoring opportunites. MM look the more dangerous at this stage.
8 mins left....Kinvara 0-10, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-7.
4 mins left:......Kinvara 0-11, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-7.
Sub John Donoghue with one from play.
3 mins left........Kinvara 0-12, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-7.
Conor Whelan free, after another bad foul on him.
2 mins left.......still 0-12 to 1-7 to Kinvara.
1 min left........Kinvara 0-13, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-7.
James O'Hara point from play.
Injury time.....Kinvara 0-14, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-7.
Ronan Kilkelly from play.
1 min into injury time........Kinvara 0-15, Mountbellew-Moylough 1-7.
Another from Ronan Kilkelly.

All over: Kinvara 0-15, Mountbellew-Moylough
A very strong finish from Kinvara, with 4 points in the last 5 mins giving us the win, in this hard fought match, against a spirited opposition.

(Subs came on were Patrick Gallagher for S. Byrne (injured), Tommie Fordham for T. Kavanagh, John Donoghue for D. O'Hanrahan, Ronan Kilkelly for R. Cullinane.)