HL Div 2: Dunboyne win in Kilcloon
20 March 2017
Dunboyne's Jack Cox
Blackhall Gaels 0-11 St Peters Dunboyne 3-11
With the aid of a strong breeze Dunboyne stormed into a 3-9 to 0-3 lead by half time in this Div 2 clash with Blackhall Gaels played at Kilcloon.
While Dunboyne also found it difficult to score against the breeze in the second half, they were defensively very tight and ensured another clean sheet for keeper Paul Brady.
Dunboyne team and scorers - Paul Brady, Gavin O'Keeffe, Mark O'Connor, Mark Delaney, Keith Doyle (0-1), Darren Dunne (0-1), John Finlay, Jamie Gilmartin, Ciaran McKay (0-1), Jack Cox (1-4), Michael Reilly (0-1), Michael Farrell, Conor Gilmartin (1-1), Johnny O'Connor, Daragh Gilmartin (1-2). Subs - Conor Geoghegan, Andy O'Connor
Blackhall Gaels report
Blackhall Gaels 0-11 Dunboyne 3-11
Blackhall Gaels: 1. A. Nestor 2. J. O'Malley 3. T. Delaney 4. N. Kelly (y) 5. H. Smith 6. J. Myler (y) 7. P. Smith 8. C. Delaney (y) 9. T. Murphy 10. C. Whitty 11. S. Whitty 12. T. Coyle 13. J. Morris 14. N. Mangan 15. J. Kelly
Sub's: D. McGowan for JO'M, R. McGuiness for NM, K. Coyle for PS, N. O'Hora for TC
The Blackhall hurlers faced neighbours Dunboyne last Saturday in the opening round of the hurling league. The Blackhall men were against the wind in the first half and although there was some good defending, Dunboyne were in the driving seat from the off. Trailing 3-9 to just two points at half time Blackhall had a serious job ahead in the second half.
The lads dug deep and some well time subs meant Blackhall held their own for much of the second half. Unfortunately, the goals Dunboyne got in the first half proved pivotal and was all that was between the sides at the end. Best of Blackhall were Johnny Myler who stopped a lot of Dunboyne attacks, many times with sheer determination, and Thomas Coyle, who made a lot of Blackhall attacks up the field.
Blackhall Gaels: 1. A. Nestor 2. J. O'Malley 3. T. Delaney 4. N. Kelly (y) 5. H. Smith 6. J. Myler 7. P. Smith 8. C. Delaney 9. T. Murphy 10. C. Whitty 11. S. Whitty 12. T. Coyle 13. J. Morris 14. N. Mangan 15. J. Kelly
Subs: D. McGowan for JO'M, R. McGuiness for NM, K. Coyle for PS, N. O'Hora for TC