This game was one-way traffic for most of the hour as Eire Óg / Galtee Rovers proved much too good for Cashel King Cormacs in the Dundrum House Hotel minor A hurling championship at Annacarty on Wednesday night last.
Eoin Brennan had a goal for the Donaskeigh/Bansha combination in the first moment and they followed up with eight effortless points before John Ryan had their second goal in the 20th minute. They continued on their merry way and added four more points before the end of the half. This gave them a total of 2-12 and total control of the game.
Cashel King Cormacs didn’t open their account until the ninth minute when Conor Devitt ran through for a point and Jonathan Walsh added two more to give them a half-time score of 0-3.
Maybe it was the heat and maybe it was the rise in the field but the combination weren’t as prolific during the second half, scoring just 1-6, the goal coming from Sean Daly midway through the half.
Cashel, reigning West champions, improved slightly, doubling their opening half tally with two goals from Colin Brosnan but they were never going to trouble Eire Og/Galtee Rovers on the night.
When the referee’s final blast arrived it was a welcome relief to one and all. The final score of 3-18 to 2-3.
Eire Óg/Galtee had a number of impressive performances, especially from the Power brothers, Sean Daly, and Evan Heffernan. Daragh Egan was red-carded in the second-half. Cashel had few heroes but Padraig Leamy. Brian Fitzpatrick, Colin Brosnan and James Cummins deserve mention
Eire Óg/Galtee Rovers: David Finane (G), Peter O’Dwyer, Eric Grogan (G), Gearóid Loughman, Michael Bradshaw, Shane Power (G) 0-2, David Byron (G), Tom Fox (0-4), Kevin Power (G) (0-3), Daragh Egan (G), Sean Daly (G) (1-4, Evan Heffernan (0-1), Stephen O’Dwyer (G), John Ryan (1-1), Eoin Brennan (1-0).
Sub: Christopher Breen for Peter O’Dwyer.
Cashel King Cormacs: Padraig O’Donoghue, Padraig Leamy, Cormac Ryan, Jack Hayes, Brian Fitzpatrick, Thomas Grogan, Adam Kennedy, Daniel Bowes, Conor Devitt (0-10), Dean Hayes, Jonathan Walsh (0-2), Adam White-Dempsey, Colin Brosnan (2-0), James Cummins, Danny Wade.
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Kickhams).