St Molleran’s hurlers’
championship campaign
gets off to winning start

St Molleran’s Intermediate hurlers got off to a winning start in this year’s championship thanks to a three point win over Ballyduff.

St Molleran’s Intermediate hurlers got off to a winning start in this year’s championship thanks to a three point win over Ballyduff.

The Carrickbeg team played with a very strong wind in the first half and dominated the game. Ace forward Bobby Landers scored a brace of early goals and St Molleran’s led by thirteen points at half time. Half time score: St Molleran’s 2-10, Ballyduff 0-3.

Ballyduff rallied in the second half aided by the gale force wind and had the better of St Molleran’s for long periods.

The deficit was reduced to five points midway through the second half. Ballyduff pointed a couple of frees close to the final whistle so St Molleran’s endure a nail biting finish but won in the end.

St Molleran’s played well in the first half but gave away a lot of unnecessary frees in the second half and were duly punished by their rivals, who will have gained a lot of confidence from their performance.

Final score: St Molleran’s 2-14, Ballyduff 1-14.

The team’s next match will be against De la Salle in Dunhill at 7pm this Friday, May 10.

The Club’s first lotto draw will take place in Wall’s bar Carrickbeg next Monday, May 13 at 9pm. There will be a guaranteed jackpot of £2,000.

Club members have visited the majority of housing estates in the area and thank all those who have joined this new fundraiser.

Anyone wishing to join can contact any committee member. St Molleran’s GAA Club thank the general public for their continued support.

In juvenile news, the U-14 hurlers got off to the best possible start in the championship with a win in their first group game over St Saviour’s.

A couple of early score’s settled the team and they led by eight points at half time. The half time score was: St Molleran’s 3-02, St Saviour’s 0-3.

The St Molleran’s team continued to dominate in the second half and added 4-01 to their score. St Saviour’s battled hard throughout and improved considerably in the second half, but St Molleran’s were more clinical in front of goal and won the game comfortably.

The U-11 hurlers achieved their first City League win of the City League by defeating Ballygunner C last Friday. This team didn’t perform to their full potential in their earlier games so their mentors hoped for an improved performance in this match.

They gave an impressive display of hurling and led 2-01 to 0-1 at half time.

Their form continued in the second half. Hopefully, the team can build on this success and show their undoubted ability in future games. Final score: St Molleran’s 4-02, Ballygunner 0-2.

The U-9 hurler’s participated in a very well organized three team blitz in Ballyduff last Wednesday. The team’s players put in some outstanding performances.

They defeated the home team and St Mary’s before losing narrowly to Stradbally.

The team were excellent in all their games and the mentors can be very satisfied with the progress being made at this age group.Well done to all involved,and a big thanks to all the parents for their support.

St Molleran’s Juvenile Academy continues on Wednesdays between 6.30pm and 7.45pm. New members are always welcome.

The eagerly awaited semi-final of the Noel Kelly Senior Hurling Tournament between Carrick Swan and Passage East will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm. Drom & Inch await the winners in the final.

St Mollerans Juvenile and Camogie Club is running a clothes recycling fund-raiser this week. All clothing, footwear, handbags, curtains and bed linen will be accepted at the clubhouse this Wednesday, May 8 from 6pm to 8.30pm; Friday, May 10 from 4pm to 6pm and Monday, May 13 from 5pm to 6.30pm.

The public’s support for this fund-raiser would be greatly appreciated.

The Cllub extends sincere sympathy to the Power, Walsh and Kelly families on their recent bereavements.