Minor Bs v Whitehall, 22 April 2007

Hard to understand how Crokes lost. Played some great hurling. Interesting stat is that Whitehall only scored 3 times from play (their 3 goals) while we scored 12 times from play, but still lost. Some great performances. Sean and Naomhán lethal in full forward line when they got the ball. Pity we didn’t get more ball in, especially in first 15 mins of second half. Cillian, Darren and Gary all played well and got on the score sheet, while Chris made a big difference when moved to midfield for the last 10 minutes. Behind them the half back line was excellent, with Alan in particular having his best game in a long time, and Cillian Caffrey clearing a lot of ball.

Keith Hogarty, Jack Doughan Donal Munnelly, Paul Collins, Alan McPhilips, Cillian Caffrey, Alan Carr, Fiachra O Shaughnessy, Cillian Doherty (0-1), Darren McVeigh (0-2, 0-1 65), Chris Carolan, Cillian Motherway (0-1), Naomhán O’Riordan (0-3), Gary McMorrow (0-1), Sean McGrath (0-6, 0-1 free).
Subs: Jack Kelly for Fiachra (35 mins),      Other subs: Niall McIntyre, Ken Noctor, Owen O’Sullivan, Cathal Thornton

How the game unfolded:

1 min Gary McMorrow point

5 min Whitehall point

8 min Lovely Sean point after great ball in by Alan McPhilips

9 min Sean point after pass from Gary

10 min lovely point on the run by Darren (I think) 4 -1 at this stage

11 min Whitehall point, free

12 min Whitehall point, sideline

13 min Cillian Doherty point from midfield

14 min long range ball from Whitehall midfielder deceived Keith Hogarty in goal and bounced into net

16 min Naomhán point

19 min Cillian Motherway point from narrow angle

23 min Sean point 0-8 to 1-3

Crokes had reacted well to the goal, restoring 2 point lead

26 min Another soft goal for Whitehall

29 min ball landing in Crokes square isn’t cleared, and is hit into net

HT 0-8 to 3-4

32 min Sean point

37 min Whitehall point from sideline cut

No score for 15 minutes as sides cancel each other out.

Crokes burst into life in last 10 minutes

52 min Darren point from 65

53 min great point by Naomhán

Sean narrowly wide with goal effort and then same player almost put Naomhán through for what would have been certain goal. Crokes now rampant.

58 min Sean point long range free, level 0-14 to 3-5

63 min Crokes concede unnecessary 65 and Whitehall score winning point.