ACHL Div 4 – Ard Eoin 2-8 Mac Dáibhéid 0-25

The senior hurlers put in a sterling performance away to Ard Eoin at the Cricky and deservedly came away with the points to maintain their winning sequence.

We started brightly and with points from Marcas Toner (0-2) and Jay Maguire following a nice solo run and finish from out on the right hand touchline. Ard Eoin opened their account with a pointed free but a long range Chris Gallagher point and an excellent point from Stephen McGivern who took a high catch from goalkeeper Gearoid Cosgrove’s puck out, stepped round the defender and duly struck the sliotar over the bar and we were four in front. We played some quality hurling and created many scoring opportunities but were very wayward with our shooting and we were punished when Ard Eoin struck to the net to leave the minimum between the sides. We rallied with points from Colm McKee, Donn Whelan (0-2(1f) and another long range Chris Gallagher effort. Another Ard Eoin point was countered with points from Dealgan Mooney and Donn Whelan (f) and with Ard Eoin adding another minor we lead at the break 1-6 to 0-11.

Ard Eoin on the restart pounced on a loose ball and struck to the net to take the lead. A brace of points from Donn Whelan (f) and Marcas Toner steered us back in front but Ard Eoin levelled. Donn Whelan executed another pointed free and after a great catch from Odhran Cosgrove, who fed Marcas Toner for another point we had edged two in front. From here, we pushed on, moving the sliotar and struck some outstanding points with Marcas Toner (0-3), Don Whelan, Caoimhin Heaney, Colm McKee, Chris Cunningham, Chris Gallagher and Jay Maguire all contributing and with the work rate of the the defense we limited Ard Eoins scoring chances to see us over the finish line 2-8 to 0-5.

Scorers: M Toner 0-7, D Whelan 0-6, C Gallagher 0-4, J Maguire 0-2, C McKee 0-2, S McGivern 0-1, D Mooney 0-1, C Heaney 0-1 and C Cunningham 0-1

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