U12 Hurlers, 5 from 5

Match Report by Martina Donnellan. It’s easy write this report as Pearses U12’s were awesome this evening against Ballinderreen and had five different players on the scoresheet by the break. Diarmuid Ryan fired the crucial goal in the first half as Pearses made a statement when they went in at the break 1-12 to 0-0 in front, albeit a strong breeze at their backs. Jonah Donnellan opened the scoring with a point from midfield followed by Ryan’s goal, his first attempt hit the butt of the post but somehow he got on the end of the half clearance to smack to the net. He’s been in great goal scoring form these days.

Pearses ran away with the first half after that with points from Diarmuid Ryan (4); David Walsh (2)- one a 65’; Jonah Donnellan (2); Ross Lally (2) – who also missed a goal chance when his ground stroke went wide and Conor Walsh to leave Pearses well in front at the break with our back line of Jamie Nutley, Dylan Roche, James Queeney, Cian Burke and Patrick O’Neill with little to do.

In the 2nd half Pearses kept tagging on the scores with a further 4-6 to their credit. Ross Lally scored the first of their goals in a move originated on the stand side of the field by James Queeney, involving David Walsh, Conor Walsh, Diarmuid Ryan and finished by Ross whose ground pull found the net. Immediately from the puck out the assassin Ryan added 1-1 in quick succession; his goal delivered after great battling from Cian Burke out the field. Conor Walsh scored his 2nd from play as Donnellan, on his knees, released to Conor Hillary who spotted Conor Walsh unmarked and he made light work of his effort. Some slopping defending allowed Ballinderreen through as the ball found its way to the net; the puck out a first touch for Darren Moran in the Pearses goal.

Donnellan, David Walsh and Ryan added to the points tally as they cut loose while Briain Thompson scored a whopper of a goal as young Daniel Lydon spotted him lurking on the edge of the square. David Walsh showed some lovely wrist work to split the posts from way out the field. The best goal was reserved til the end when Daniel Lydon connected, Joe Canning like, to a long Donnellan delivery to flick the ball to the net for a wonder goal. Just at the end, Ballinderreen kicked to the net past Tommy Nutley as Darren Moran moved out the field. Nutley had to make two good saves after that to keep his goal intact as Pearses ran out easy winners racking up a final score of 5-18 which equates to a score less than every 2 mins.

This win sees Pearses top the table with 5 wins out of 5 with unbeaten Ballygar next on their agenda on home turf.

Scorers: Diarmuid Ryan 2-6; Ross Lally 1-2; David Walsh 0-4 (0-1 65’); Jonah Donnellan 0-4; Conor Walsh 0-2; Brían Thompson 1-0; Daniel Lydon 1-0.

Panel: Darren Moran, Jamie Nutley, Dylan Roche, James Queeney, Cian Burke, Patrick O’Neill, Jonah Donnellan, Conor Hillary, Conor Walsh, David Walsh, Cathal Hynes, Diarmuid Ryan, Ross Lally, Ciarán Hogan, Brían Thompson; Tommy Nutley, Fionn Donohue, Daniel Lydon, Kyle McDonagh, Niall Grady, Dylan King, Ross Laheen, Sean Kelly, Eoghan Ryan, Jack Kenny andamp;amp; Padraic Kelly (injured).