North Junior B Hurling Championship
Galmoy 5-12, Clara 1-15
Galmoy picked up their second brace of points in the Northern Junior B Hurling Championship with a good win over Clara in Galmoy on Sunday night June 24th 2012.Four first half goals set the home side up for a comfortable win against a youthful Clara outfit.
The first goal came in the 11th minute when Niall O Higgins flicked a Gavin Doherty delivery to the Clara net. That made it 1-2 to 0-3 with Pat Bolger, Eoin Curtis and Nicky Creane raising Clara flags. Curtis from a free, and David Mulrooney added further points for the visitors.
In the 19th minute it was Niall O Higgins again, who hit the net when he slammed home a Frank Phelan centre. A minute later Joe Ryan grabbed a ball from Phil Russell and sent the green flying again. Ryan added a brace of points while Pat Bolger and Eoin Curtis posted Clara replies before Galmoy struck it rich once more.
This time it was a probing shot from the left wing from Frank Phelan which sneaked into the side of the net. Phelan and substitute Brendan Sherman added minors to leave Galmoy ahead 4-7 to 0-8 at the break.
The home side continued in the same vein after the break and registered their fifth goal in the 39th minute when Joe Ryan again slammed to the net. Clara fought right to the end and had some really hard grafters. Nicky Creane at centre back was very good all through while Noel Kehoe did well at midfield. Michael Barcoe too cleared a lot of ball throughout. After the break ,Clara moved wing back John Brennan up to corner forward and then later to wing forward. The move paid dividends as he hit a good point after a long run by Nicky Creane. Brennan also struck Clara’s only goal of the evening at the second attempt but it was too little too late. Brian Doherty, Jimmy Ryan and in particular, Pierce Harte did very well in defence for Galmoy who had the edge on this occasion.
GALMOY: Jimmy Ryan, Eoin Glendon, Brian Doherty, Micheál Phelan, Pierce Harte, Phil Doyle, Donncha Gray, Thomas Phelan(Bawn)(Capt.),Phil Russell(0-4,0-2frees),Joe Ryan(2-2),Gavin Doherty, Frank Phelan(1-2),Niall O Higgins(2-1),Padhric Gray(0-1),Leo Doherty(0-1).
Subs: Brendan Sherman(0-1) for Thomas Phelan 28 mins, Tim Molloy for Padhric Gray 48 mins and Matthew Clancy for Phil Russell 55 mins.
CLARA: James Barry, Eamonn Treacy, Michael Barcoe, Bill Carrigan, Jack O’Keeffe, Nicky Creane(0-3,0-1f),John Brennan(1-1), John Leamy, Noel Kehoe(0-1),Eoin Curtis(0-4,0-2fs),David Mulrooney(0-2),Patrick Bolger(0-3),Nicky Langton(Capt.),Tom Murphy(0-1f),Trevor Cummins.
Sub: Paul Murphy for Trevor Cummins.
Referee: Peter Burke (Emeralds)