ACHL Div 4 – Mac Dáibhéid 3-19 Naomh Gall 0-15

The senior hurlers opened their 2024 league campaign with a good win at home to Naomh Gall at Páirc Mhic Dháibhéid.

A strong breeze set the game up for the proverbial game of two halves, with Naomh Gall having the advantage in the opening half.  However we minimised the Naomh Gall advantage with some nice hurling and excellent score taking. Scores from Deaglan Mooney 0-2, Donn Whelan 0-1, Cormac Maguire 1-0, Stephen McGivern 1-1, Michael Rowntree 0-1 and Chris Gallagher 0-1 ensured that we were well in touch going into the second half only a point in arrears, 2-5 to 0-11.

The second half was a different story as we used the sliotar to great advantage, constantly putting Naomh Gall under pressure. A series of scores from Donn Whelan  (0-11) from frees, 65s and play, aided with scores from Chris Galllagher 0-1, Deaglan Mooney 0-1, Stephen McGivern 0-1 and the goal of the game from Stephen Thompson who soloed past three men before finishing to the back of the net laid the bases for the win. A good defensive display also ensured that Naomh Gall had no way back into the game and we ran out deserved victors 3-19 to 0-15.

Scorers: D Mooney 0-2, D Whelan 0-12, C Maguire 1-0, S McGivern 1-2, M Rowntree 0-1, C Gallagher 0-2, S Thompson 1-0

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Míle buíochas also to Kaitlin McElkerney, Clonard Costcutters – Clonard Street for sponsorship of today’s game. Shop local and support our club sponsors in creating and maintaining local jobs. Go raibh maith agat Kaitlin.

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