Seasiders hold out for win!

posted 17 May 2011, 14:15 by Unknown user
U14 Hurling Championship

Kinvara 2-5 v Kiltormer 1-6

A solid workmanlike team effort was the key in this Kinvara win against an impressive Kiltormer side in Faiche Padraic yesterday evening.
Playing with the aid of the wind in the first half, Kinvara took an early lead with an Ollie Nilan point. However we failed to take our other eearly oportunities and were punished as a result. Up the field went Kiltormer, and after some fouling, they took the lead with two pointed frees. They then took advantage of some loose marking to score a well worked goal. Score Kivnara 0-1, Kiltormer 1-2. But Kinvara responded with first an Ollie Nilan free, then he scored a goal straight from a '65. He finished the half with another point from play to help us to a half-time lead of 1-3 to 1-2.
In the second half Kinvara knew it would be backs to the wall as Kiltormer had the wind. However we got the best possible start when after some good work, the ball was worked into the full forward line and Ollie Nilan scored a goal. Kiltormer did come back with a point, before Kinvara scored a reply. Kiltormer scored another, then another Kinvara pointed free. That left the scores 2-5 to 1-4 with five mins left. Two points for Kiltormer left an exciting finish but the Kinvara lads held out to score an impressive win.
Kinvara had solid peformances throughout, and all 15 players played their part. No one player gave more than another, so no player can be singled out. It was an impressive team performance, with "team" being the main word.
Credit to Kiltormer for a sporting game. Mention must be given to their player who scored two points from sideline balls, and almost scored a goal with another. His points were applauded by spectators on both sides.
For Kinvara, they now know more about what it takes to win, but there will be bigger challenges ahead. Certain areas of their game must be improved on, so hopefully they can knuckle down and work on those areas.
Kinvara Team:
Oisin Fahy, Alan Keane, Gary Kilkelly, Cathal O'Dwyer, Conor O'Shea, James Cronin-Rodger, Joe Tully, Johnny Donoghue, Patrick Whelan, Keelan O'Rourke, Eoin Whelan, Tomas Fordham, Liam Byrne, Sean Linnane, Ollie Nilan 2-5.
Subs: Patrick O'Gallachoir, Oran Keane, Neil Huban, Sean Cahill, Brendan Connolly, Gerard Linnane and Mark Deegan (injured).