County Junior B Championship Semi-Final Replay
Saturday 15th Nov, in Loughrea.
A massive win by our Junior B hurlers. Here is the LIVE match updates as reported on our facebook.
"Junior B semi-final replay - LIVE updates from St. Brendan's Park, Loughrea.
Throw-in 10 minutes. Kinvara team just running out onto field.
Kinvara team update.....teamsheet just handed in.
Goals: Ollie Bergin
Fullbacks: James Cronin-Rodger, Johnny Kavanagh, Paul O'Sullivan.
Half-backs: Ger Linnane, Peter Mahon, Mark Bermingham.
Midfield: James O'Hara, Eric Keane.
Halfforwards: David Burke, Nessan O'Hanrahan, Mark Kavanagh.
Full Forwards: Damien Huban, David Huban, Ian Bermingham.
Darragh Kilkelly, Rory Cullinane, Alan Keane, Stephen Bermingham, Paul Keane, Sean Linnane, Owen Whelan, Gary Kilkelly (injured).
Match on! And its Pearses first to score with a quick point. Pearses 0-1, Kinvara 0-0.
4 mins gone.......Kinvara 0-1, Pearses 0-1.
17 mins gone.........Pearses 0-4, Kinvara 0-2.
23 mins gone.........Pearses 0-7, Kinvara 0-5 (all our points from play).
24 mins gone........Pearses 0-7, Kinvara 0-6. Kinvara pull to within a single point after Mark Kavanagh throws over a free.
26 mins gone............Kinvara on the attack........ball sent in, it is worked towards the goal, and its a, its a........
GOAL! A goal for Kinvara. Not sure who got it, but scoreboard now reads Kinvara 1-5, Pearses 0-7.
Junior B halftime.
Kinvara 1-7, Pearses 0-9. They probably slightly edge it in terms of play, but goals are important too. Just like last time, we scored a major before the interval. This time it was David Huban who pulled on the ground and let fly from the '21 and rattled the back of the net.
We may have the halfway lead, but a huge improvement needed as we can be sure what Pearses will bring in the second period, and we are going to have to match and better that. But the good news is that we CAN DO IT!
Second half just on. Kinvara still lead by a point. Who will be in lead in thirty minutes time?
23 mins left......Pearses 0-13, Kinvara 1-8. They play good at moment. We need to steady the ship.
12 mins left. ...Pearses 0-15, Kinvara 1-10.
10 mins left......Pearses 0-15, Kinvara 1-11. Great score from Damo.
5 mins left........Kinvara 1-13, Pearses 0-16. A great point by young James O'Hara levels matters with time running out.
3 mins left........Kinvara 1-13, Pearses 0-16. Very exciting here and nerveracking. A free out to Kinvara. Too far out to put over. Will be dropped down the field.
2 mins left......David Huban to take the free...lands in the square....pulled on..........
David Burke!!!!!! Kinvara lead 2-13 to 0-16.
1 min left......Kinvara 2-13, Pearses 0-16. Trojan stuff from Kinvara. Hang in there lads.
We now into injury time. Pearses will need a goal. We defending with our hearts. All over the field.
Still injury time. Still we lead by that goal. Can we make the final?
Injury time now. They piling on the pressure. Sideline cut by them goes in............
........they shoot, but Johnny Kav saves and storms out with it!.
ALL OVER......WE WON!!!!
Tremendous! Kinvara 2-13, Pearses 0-16. Well done to one and all. Massive effort and committment. Clarinbridge next in the county final. Our first Junior championship final appearance since 1975. Brillant!