Under 16 Hurlers claim County Title

We travelled in mass to Bruff on Saturday for the County Under 16 hurling final against Doon.
High expectations follow this team largely due their unbeaten run for the past number of years.
This was a tough game with every scored well earned particularly in the first half.
Doon had the better of the early exchanges and were good value for their early lead.
However we finally settled and began to hurl and by half time we opened up a four point lead.
The decisive score of the half came from Conor Boylan following a very powerful run by Peter Casey who opened the Doon defence creating the space for Conor.
Half time we lead 1-08 to 0-07.
We improved immensely in the second half and had some fine scores from Thomas Grimes, Marcus McManemy,Conor Houlihan and ace free taker Peter Casey.
Goalkeeper Eoghan Foley pulling off a crucial save when the game was in the melting pot to deny Doon.
Second Half substitute Jerry McCabe made an instant impact when he netted inside ten minutes following a great team move.
He followed this up ten minutes later when man of the match Marcus McManemy carved open the Doon rearguard with a surging solo run before handing a golden opportunity to Jerry to seal the deal.
Despite a late goal by Doon we held on to take the 16 title for the third year in a row.
Huge credit must go to this team and its management who lost once in 7 years and that to O Loughlin Gaels in the All Ireland Feile Final  two years ago.
Captains Thomas Grimes and Conor Houlihan accepted the trophy from Bord na nog chairman Tony Roche.
Team: Eoghan Foley, Gearoid Synnott, Peader Collins, Evan Gilvarry, Kevin Daly, Michael Andrews, Mark Considine, David Broderick, Joe Gleeson(0-1), Marcus McManemy(0-3), Conor Boylan(1-1), Thomas Grimes(capt), Conor Houlihan(0-1), Jason Callinan, Peter Casey(0-7,6f).Subs: Sean McKeogh, Ian Considine, Nathan Bennis Whelan, William Henn, Jamie Wilson, Donal o Connaill, Daniel Long, Christian Slater, Jerry McCabe(2-0).
Final Score Na Piarsaigh 3-13 Doon 1-10

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