U12 hurlers victorious in Gort

posted 30 Jul 2013, 06:27 by Unknown user   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 06:28 ]

U12 Hurling League: 18th July 2013




On Thursday evening last our Under 12 juvenile squad faced into their second game of their league championship following a hard won draw against Craughwell in the opening round.


Having blown off the rustiness in their first game Kinvara approached the game against Gort in a much better frame of mind and immediately set about the Gort team with an intensity and application that was impressive.  


From goal-keeper to full forward every player was on song with fierce tackling, committed defending and clever use of the sliotar.  Racing into a 1-1 to Nil lead early in the first half the boys did not relent in their pursuit of the the green and gold jerseys giving the Gort players little time to settle and less time to player the sliotar.


Gort applied pressure mid-way during the first half but Ciaran Donohue in the Kinvara goal was equal to anything that managed to escape the attentions of the terrier-like Kinvara defence led capably by Conail Larrissey with great support from David Whelan and Rossa Barry in the full back line.


The midfield area was becoming an area of strength for Kinvara as Patrick Byrne, Danny Travis, Aodhan O'Hanrahan, Barry Britton and Joey Droney got on top of their men and drove Kinvara forward at every occasion.


With the Kinvara forwards picking off further scores through Brendan Linnane and the hard working Darragh Helebert the team went in at half time 2-3 to 0-1 in front.


The management team of Comyn, Keely, Byrne and Helebert looked for more of the same from the team for the second half warning the lads of the likely fight back from the wounded Gort team and thankfully the Kinvara lads were equal to the task as several intensive Gort attacks were repelled through a combination of luck and sheer determination.


With Gort being held scoreless and Kinvara tacking on a further 1-3 in the second half the Kinvara team ran out deserved winners on a scoreline of 3-6 to 0-1.  A very satisfactory performance upon which the team can build for later games in the league.  


Next up for the boys is a league outing next week against Thomas Cusacks - a tough encounter requiring another strong performance but with this good win under their belts a game the boys will have no fear off.  

"Eagle Eye"