ACHL Div 4 – Mac Dáibhéid 0-16 Naomh Pól 1-11

The senior hurlers made it two from two when eventually gaining the upper hand in the final minutes in a highly competitive game against Naomh Pól to win by a two point margin. Played in a mixture of weather, sun, wind and downpours both teams should be credited for their efforts.

Jay Maguire opened the scoring with a well taken point from long range but Naomh Pól gained the momentum and with the assistance of the wind struck 1-3 to open up a five point lead. Donn Whelan knocked over a point from a free while Stephen McGivern got his first point of the day to reduce the arrears but Naomh Pól responded with another three points. Both teams then traded further points with Colm McKee striking a fine shot from the left hand side line between the posts. Further minors from Stephen McGivern, Deaglan Mooney, following a fine solo, Colm McKee and Donn Whelan reduced the deficit to a single point before the final point of the half from Naomh Pól, gave them a two point advantage at the break.

The second half was a tight affair as several downpours made for difficult hurling. There was never more than two points between the sides throughout the half while points from Chris Gallagher, Stephen McGivern, Donn Whelan 0-3 and Caoimhin Heaney left the sides level at 0-14 to 1-11. With the clock ticking down, further points from Jay Maguire and Donn Whelan saw us get over the finish line to take the win.

Scorers: D Whelan 0-6, S McGivern 0-3, J Maguire 0-2, C McKee 0-2, D Mooney 0-1, C Gallagher 0-1, C Heaney 0-1

A huge thank you to Tony from RPC Plumbing, our hurling match sponsor.

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