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Juniors defeat Freshford

posted 23 Jul 2012, 10:52 by Unknown user
JJ Kavanagh and Sons Northern Junior A Hurling championship Fifth round (22/07/2012)
Young Irelands 0-13      Freshford 1-6
The junior A's continued their run of fine form o leave them with just one defeat from five games in the Junior A Championship. On a day when the cross field wind caused trouble for both sets of forwards it was the Irelands forwards who managed it best hitting less than half the number of wides hit by their opponents Freshford.
Freshford took an early lead (2nd minute) but Gowran responded with three unanswered points, all from play, two from Sean Kehoe and one from Thomas Carroll (6th, 7th and 8th minutes). Freshford responded emphatically with a goal (8th minute) buried in the top corner leaving goalie, James O'Neill, with little chance. Sean Kehoe again pointed for Irelands (12th minute) but this was immediately cancelled out by a Freshford free (13th minute). Scores dried up at this stage and only one more score came before the break, yet again from the stick of kehoe (22nd minute). This left the scores level at half time 0-5 to 1-2. Irelands did lose corner back Jack Glendon just before the whistle with a toe injury.
The second half began in similar fashion to the first with a freshford point (31st minute) but Gowran again replied strongly, this time with five unanswered scores, Sean Kehoe scored a free (34th minute), Jody Foley pointed twice (40th and 41st minutes), Thomas Carroll added the fourth (44th minute)  and JP Treacy converted a free (50th minute). Gowran lost centre back Ollie Carter through injury but were up by four points with ten minutes left to play. Freshford added a free (54th minute) before they were reduced to 14 men when the referee, Ollie O'Neill, produced a second yellow card following a scuffle caused by a foul on Alan Roche. JP Treacy pointed the resulting free (56th minute). Both sides added two scores before the finish, Freshfords in the 59th and 63rd minutes and Irelands in the 60th from Jody Foley and the 61st from JP Treacy.

Team: James O'Neill, Ger Corcoran, Emmett Byrne, Jack Glendon, Patrick Drennan, Ollie Carter, Martin Carter, Michael Lennon, Paul Delehaunty, JP Treacy, Thomas Carroll, Jody Foley, Danny Glendon, Peter Carroll, Sean Kehoe Subs: Alan Drennan for Jack Glendon (29th minute), Alan Roche for Ollie Carter (47th minute), Declan Bennett, Liam Drea