Minor A's Just Short Against Ballyboden

The minor A hurlers played Ballyboden St Endas on Sunday 25th April 2010 on a beautiful morning for a match. Ballyboden opened the scoring with a point but an opportunistic goal by Alex Pilkington put us in front. Boden replied with a goal and two points before Tom Clarke put over a fine point from 50 yards out. Jonathan Hayes scored a fine point with Boden replying despite the efforts of John Huban and Robert Murphy. Alex scored two fine goals within a couple of minutes having been well fed by Justin Cassidy for both. At half time Crokes led by 3 - 2 to 1- 7. Mark O'Dwyer made his return from injury for the second half and scored a fine point. It was tit for tat for the second half with Crokes fighting hard all over the pitch to win possession with Stephen Beale, Jude Sweeney and Gary Melican, who scored a magnificent point, being prominent. Karl Russell was blocked going for a goal and injured himself in the process and the same happened to Jonathan Hayes a few minutes later. Unfortunately in chasing a win we left the gate open and Boden stole in for a late goal to clinch the match. Final Score Crokes 3 - 6 Ballyboden 2 - 13. Team Sean Garvey, John Huban Robert Murphy Sean Boyd Stephen Beale Enda Grogan James O'Keeffe Dillon Mulligan Gary Melican Justin Cassidy Jude Sweeney Tom Clarke Ken Kelly Jonathan Hayes Alex Pilkington Subs Mark O'Dwyer for Justin Cassidy, Karl Russell for Ken Kelly, Eoghan O'Dwyer for Karl Russell (inj) Justin Cassidy for Sean Boyd Ken Kelly for Jonathan Hayes (inj), Jamie Clinton and Brian McHenry Scorers Alex Pilkington 3 - 1 Jonathan Hayes 0 -2 Tom Clarke Mark O'Dwyer and Gary Melican 1 pt each