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Junior "A" Hurlers Beat Nemo To Reach Championship Semi-final

posted 10 Sept 2011, 06:42 by Niall Fahy
Brian Dillons, 1-13, Nemo Rangers,1-12;  Our Junior "A" hurlers qualified for the City Division Junior "A" Hurling Championship semi-final when they had a narrow win over a fancied Nemo Rangers side, at Ballinlough on Tuesday,12th July.

We  took the lead after 30 seconds when Cillian Brosnan pointed. At half- time we were comfortably ahead on the scoreline of 0-9 to 0-4. John Horgan scored 8 of our points in this half, with 7 coming from placed balls. John Noonan and Tomas Lawrence looked dangerous in possession during this half forcing the Nemo defenders to concede numerous fouls, which John
Horgan duly converted. We got off to a great start to the second -haif when Tommy Boland scored an opportunist goal and John Horgan put over another point to give us a lead of 1-10 to 0-4 after just 5 minutes.

It looked at that stage that we would coast to victory.However, Nemo got a firm grip on the game with their haif-backs and mid-fielders being particularly prominent and by the 25th minute they had reduced the deficit to just 3 points. Two further points by John Horgan put us 5 points ahead again as the game entered stoppage time.Nemo added another point in the 31st minute and, after our defence made a rare mistake, they found the net in the third minute of stoppage time. The full-time whistle sounded on the puck out and we were winners on the scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12.

Team and scorers; 
1.Tom Triggs 2.Dylan O'Donoghue 3.Niall Fahy 4.Maurice Carey 5.Daniel McCormick 6.Mark White 7.Danny Murphy 8.Cian McCarthy 9.Darragh Brosnan,
10.John Horgan (0-12)0-9 frees 11.Cillian Brosnan(0-1) 12.Brian Barrett 13.TommyBoland(1-0) 14.Tomas Lawrence 15.John Noonan; Sub; Michael Colohan for Daniel McCormick (injured,45th minute)