Minor A's beat Lucan Sarsfields in Championship

The minor A hurlers had their first championship match on sunday against Lucan Sarsfields. After the rain the previous day Silverpark was damp but in good shape.

Lucan were first out of the blocks and it took a magnificent reflex save from Paddy Tighe to deny them a goal in the first few minutes. Crokes settled in to the game slowly and Ken Kelly opened the scoring with a fine point. Oisin O'Rorke scored next and it was nip ans tuck until the 25th minute when Ross McGowan scored a cracking goal and following good work by Justin Cassidy Ross scored a second goal a minute later. At half time it was 2 5 to 0 7 for Crokes.

Crokes went a further point ahead straight from the throw in with a fine point from Fionnan Motherway but Lucan took over and started chipping away. Our backs rose to the challenge with Jamie Clinton and Conor Devins to the fore. Fionnan kept us ahead with a number of frees but Lucan kept coming. With two minutes to go Lucan went for goal but Rob and John Huban stood tall and forced the turnover from which Jamie scored our final score.

The final score was Crokes 2 12 Lucan 1 13. A good start but a lot more hard work is needed.

Team: Paddy Tighe, John Huban, Rob Murphy, Conor Devins, Jamie Clinton, Emmet Doherty, James Murphy, Oisin O'Rorke, Matthew Geraghty, Ken Kelly, Caolan Conway, Ross McGowan, Fionnan Motherway, Justin Cassidy, Alex pilkington. Substitutes: Barry Horan for Ken Kelly, Conal O'Neill, Conor O'Dwyer, Cian MacGabhann and Neil Gorey.

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