St Molleran’s U-14s put hot favourites Abbeyside under pressure

St Molleran’s U-14 hurlers were beaten by an excellent Abbeyside team in Fraher Field last Saturday.

St Molleran’s U-14 hurlers were beaten by an excellent Abbeyside team in Fraher Field last Saturday.

The team were ranked as complete outsiders going into the game but with only six minutes remaining they were 2 points ahead and a major shock looked on the cards.

The team started the game slowly but by half time they were just two points behind their more fancied opponents. After the break both teams upped their game and the large crowd witnessed some outstanding skill.

In the closing stages, Abbeyside were awarded two frees which both found the back of the St Molleran’s net. Abbeyside scored two further points leaving the final score: Abbeyside 4-11, St Molleran’s 4-05. Both teams must be applauded for the quality of the game.

For all involved in this team, it is truely remarkable to look back at the effort put in by players, mentors and trainers. The Club thanks them all for their effort and commitment.

Team: O. Barry, K. Doherty, G. Holden, L. Costello, P. Moore, K. McGrath, G. Holloway (0-01), J. Reade (1-04), J. Walsh, K. Cloona, S. Dowley, D. Fiddis (2-00), M. Mulcahy (1-00), J. Dunne, S. Comerford, S. Holden, A. Hunt, J. Power.

Meanwhile, St Molleran’s U-13 hurlers play Carrickshock in the final of the Lory Kiely Memorial Tournament in Carrickbeg this Saturday, September 29 at 5pm. St Molleran’s supporters are urged to attend and show their support. The last juvenile academy of the season takes place today, Wednesday, September 26 with a special end of season blitz on Saturday at 3pm.

The Club thanks Ballingarry GAA Club for the hospitality shown at the camogie blitz they hosted last Sunday.

The St Molleran’s girls played poorly in their first game but a serious pep talk from coach Sean Fleming ensured that the standard improved greatly.

The Club extends sympathy to juvenile registrar Derek Walsh, his dad John and all of the Walsh family, who suffered a bereavement last week and to the Morrissey family of Collins Park, Carrick-on-Suir on their recent bereavement.