Eire Og/Galtee minor hurlers back on track

Eire Og Annacarty/Galtee Rovers 3-13, Kickhams 1-11.

Eire Og Annacarty/Galtee Rovers 3-13, Kickhams 1-11.

The Eire Og/Galtee combo got back to winning ways after they overcame Kickhams in a minor A hurling championship at Annacarty on Sunday evening.

The exchanges were close in the opening stages until Eoin Brennan and Tom Fox plundered goals in the 22nd and 28th minutes to lead by 2-8 to 0-4 at the interval. Kickhams’ cause not helped by the loss of their centre-forward through injury which resulted in a lengthy stoppage.

Evan Heffernan’s 38th minute goal seemed to put the combo out of reach only for the Dundrum side to gradually claw their way back, scoring 1-4 to 0-1. A brace of Tom Fox points sealed the win.

Eire Og Annacarty/Galtee Rovers: Jamie English (E), Gearoid Loughman (E), Eric Grogan (G), Peter O’Dwyer (E), David Byron (G), Shane Power (G), Michael Bradshaw (E) (0-1), Tom Fox (E) (1-5; 0-3 frees, 1 65), Kevin Power (G) (0-1), John Ryan (E) (0-1), Sean Daly (G)(0-1), Kenneth Collins (G) (0-1), Evan Heffernan (E) (1-1), David Finnane (G)(0-2), Eoin Brennan (E) (1-0). Subs: Kevin Lonergan (G) for Gearoid Loughman, Steven O’Dwyer (G) for Kenneth Collins, Christopher Breen (E) for Eoin Brennan, Dylan Gubbins (G) for Evan Heffernan.

Kickhams: Dean Nolan, Killian O’Meara, Brian Hand, Evan Hickey, John Ryan, Killiam Loughman (0-4), Sean Butler, Fionn Hogan, Elliot Thompson (0-1), Brendan Ryan (0-2), Padraig O’Carroll (0-1), Eoin Hand, Eoin Heffernan, Thomas Hayes, Ger Browne (1-1). Subs: Cathal Ryan for Padraig O’Caroll, Joseph Lonergan for Eoin Heffernan, Walter O’Carroll (0-2) for Eoin Hand.

Referee: John Ryan (B), Cashel KC.