St Molleran’s U-14 hurlers qualified for a county final showdown against Abbeyside last Sunday morning following a gallant 6 point victory over a skillful Kilrossanty side.
The teams had to contend with a gale force wind and St Molleran’s were guilty once more of a very slow start and were 2-02 to 0-01 down after 15 minutes.
Some shrewd positional switches resulted in the Carrickbeg side scoring six unanswered points and left the team trailing at the half time by just one point. Weather conditions deteriorated further at the start of the second half the commencement of the second half came a further deterioration in weather conditions. Individual battles were starting to be won in all areas of the field by the St Molleran’s boys, who added 2-01 during this period of dominance.
To their credit, the Kilrossanty boys tried their hardest but could not break down a stubborn St Molleran’s defence.
While the St Molleran’s team’s display was very positive, the mentors are clear in their minds that further improvement is still needed if we are to overturn an Abbeyside team that will start as favourites.
Final score 2-08 to 2-02.
Meanwhile, the U-12 footballers lost badly to a well drilled De La Salle side last Friday night. The lads stood no real chance from the outset due to the skill of their opponents. St Molleran’s U-11s host a blitz in Carrickbeg this Friday. First games commence at 6.30pm.
The Club’s intermediate hurlers face Erin’s Own in their league play off game this Saturday at 5pm in Fenor.
And there will be great occassion in Carrickbeg this Sunday when the Club revives its much loved and fondly remembered field day.
All of the usual fesivities will take place along with some new ones.
Bouncy castles, sumo suits, face painting, a spinner with nine €100 vouchers for Elvery Sports among the prizes, wet sponges and the cross bar challenge are among the novelty events that will take place on the day. Admission costs €1, and all of the attractions are the same.