Murroe/Boher came back from 8pts down to secure a hard earned win against Hospital/ Herbertstown on a scoreline of M/B 2-15 H/H 4-5 in the u-16 Football championship in wet and windy conditions on Monday night.
M/B played some very attractive football, with numerous interchanging of passes leading to great scores. We started with a couple of points from Aaron Kennedy and Matthew Hanly. H/H came into the game getting a fortunate bounce to score a goal which was followed up with a second goal shortly afterwards. We exchanged further points from Tyler O’Brien and Jack Casey before conceding a further couple of goals. Credit to our lads for not giving up, but to respond with a goal and four points without reply to leave half time score at M/B 1-9 to H/H 4-2.
M/B dominated for long periods of the second half and secured the lead with a well worked goal from Steven Coughlan. We were unlucky not to have increased our lead with chances being smothered out in front of goals. H/H tried to the very last kick of the game to score a goal which would have given them the win.
This was a very good team performance from 1 to 15. Cian Duffy in goals found our midfielders with some great kick outs. We had very good performances from the half back line of Finn Hourigan, Brian Timmons and Aaron Kennedy. John Richardson, Aidan Quigley and Jack Clohessy improved as the game went on in the full back line and kept a clean sheet in the second half. The midfield of Matthew Hanly and Shane Mullins put in very solid performances. Best in attack were Tyler O’Brien, Steven Casey, Jaden Keen with good support from Andrew Walsh and Gavan Ryan and Jack Casey. M/B have now qualified for the county quarter finals.
Team and scorers : Cian Duffy, Jack Clohessy, Aidan Quigley, John Richardson, Finn Hourigan, Brian Timmons, Aaron Kennedy(0-3), Matthew Hanly (0-2), Shane Mullins, Tyler O’Brien (0-2), Steven Coughlan (2-1), Andrew Walsh, Jaden Keen (0-3), Jack Casey(0-1), Gavan Ryan (0-1), Ben Cusack, Brian Quigley.