Our under 21 hurlers were back in action this weekend in Round 2 of the group stages of the Championship.
Our opponents this time were Doon which was originally fixed for Claughaun but due to the incliment weather was rescheduled for the Gaelic Grounds.
Played in soft underfoot conditions and swirling winds this was always going to a tough encounter.
We began well and had two frees on the board courtesy of Peter Casey but shortly after we conceded a soft goal following a defensive mix up.
It was advantage Doon who tacked on a couple of points to have a healthy five point lead shortly before the break.
However David Dempsey fired home a super goal to send us in just two points adrift 1-5 to 1-3 at the break.
The second half was much improved as we stormed back into the game.
Two excellent points from half time substitute Conor Boylan along with points from Peter Casey and David Dempsey put us in the driving seat as we finished the game on top by two points 1-11to 1-9.
Overall a good battling performance by the team who had good performances from William O Donoghue, David Dempsey,Peter Casey and Eoin Keogh.
Next up for the team are Ahane in the last game of the group next weekend.
Team: Evan Condon, Michael Casey, Mark Buckley, Gordon Brown, Conor Houlihan, Ronan Lynch, Michael Foley, William O Donoghue, Kieran Daly, Thomas Grimes, David Dempsey(1-2), Eoin Keogh, Evan O Brien, Peter Casey(0-7,4f), Evan Egan. Subs used: Conor Boylan(0-2), Dean McLoughlin.