The senior hurlers got their league campaign of to a winning start with a deserved win over St Pauls at Boucher. Stephen McGivern opened the scoring with a point, before going on a mazy solo, drifted past several defenders before crashing the ball to the net to give us the perfect start. Canice Mooney then side stepped past the St Pauls defender on the right wing and struck a fine angled point before St Pauls registered their first point of the game. A long puck out from Joe McCaff to Canice Mooney resulted in a long range point, before Stephen McGivern added his third score. St Pauls struck their second point of the game before Sean Smyth took possession of the sliotar from Alan Rainey and struck it over the bar. The half finished with a point each for Canice Mooney and Alan Rainey to give us the lead on a score of 1-7 – 0-2.
The second half started with St Pauls getting the opening point but we countered with points from Cormac Maguire and Stephen McGivern (0-2f), the second from long distance. St Pauls responded with two points before we struck a succession of points from Canice Mooney, Stephen McGivern (0-2 (1 f), and Alan Rainey following a great cross field pass from Don Whelan. St Pauls struck a consolation goal towards the end of the game but we finished strongly with points from Cormac Maguire and Don Whelan to take the spoils 1-16 to 1-5. Click here for photos from the game.
Scorers: Stephen McGivern 1-6, Canice Mooney 0-4, Alan Rainey 0-2, Cormac Maguire 0-2, Sean Smyth 0-1, Don Whelan 0-1