U13 Hurling C’ship Rd2

Pearses 3-5 Oranmore-Maree 0-5: On an evening when one would be hard pressed to put the dog out, in fact he’d stall at the door; our U13’s braved the elements and put in a great evenings shift to emerge victorious in the U13 championship on a 3-05 to 0-5 scoreline over Oranmore-Maree. An evenly contested first half saw Oranmore-Maree trail by a goal at the break, 1-04 to 0-04, with Ronan Hynes netting the crucial goal for the Pearses lads. Conor Moran opened Pearses account on 2 mins with a free after a foul on Jonah Donnellan while Moran was the provider for Donnellan who scored his first point from play from an acute angle.
Oranmore-Maree squandered a few early frees to keep Pearses in front but had levelled matters midway through the half with 2 good points taken on the run and nudged themselves in front on 12mins when they pointed their first free. Paddy Kenny restored parity soon afterwards when he caught a 65’ from Conor Moran and without looking at the posts, struck it neatly over the crossbar. Jonah Donnellan scored a lovely daisy-cutter from just outside the square when he pulled first time and the ball flew over the bar to put the minimum between the sides. Then came Ronan Hynes’ goal; a supreme goal poachers effort as he snuck in from a goalmouth schemozzle to tap the ball over the line and extend Pearses lead. Oranmore-Maree scored their 3rd from play to leave the interval score at 1-4 to 0-4.
It was Pearses who got the significant scores in the 2nd half and got off to a flying start when Paddy Kenny netted after Ronan Hynes’ initial goal effort was saved but Hynes worked hard to win the ball back and passed to the unmarked Kenny who made easy work of the goal. The hard working Darragh Roche notched another point, this time when Conor Moran’s long range free was batted out by the keeper but fell fortuitously for Roche to tap over.
Midway through the 2nd half Conor Moran sealed the win with a goal; an attempted point which dropped short and the dribbling ball evaded the goalie. Dara Scarry was unlucky not to find the net as Pearses were in commanding form. The moment of the game came before Oranmore-Maree scored their 5th point from a free as Darragh Roche’s Canning-like pass and link up with Conor Moran would have been a beauty had it worked out. Harry Mitchell made 2 late saves to keep the score line a comfortable win in the end for these Pearses youngsters who went home ‘singing in the rain’ guaranteed a quarter-final place at least.
Scorers: Conor Moran 1-1 (1f) Ronan Hynes 1-0; Paddy Kenny 1-1; Jonah Donnellan 0-2; Darragh Roche 0-1. Panel: Harry Mitchell, Eanna Cunniffe, Oisin Donoghue, Conor Kelly, Cormac Hillary, Mark Donnellan, Jack Reilly, Anthony Feeney, Paddy Kenny, Darragh Roche, Peter O’Neill, Conor Moran, Dara Scarry, Ronan Hynes, Jonah Donnellan, Conall Flynn, Dylan Roche, Cathal Hynes, Conor Hillary.
Report Martina Donnellan

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