Minor Hurling Championship

On Tuesday night last, our minor hurlers took to the field in Boher for their third match in the minor premier championship. With 2 wins under our belt already and our opponents with 2 wins under their belt, an automatic county semi final spot was the prize for the winner.
Patrickswell played with a very strong wind in the first half and early scores saw them lead 0-04 0-02. M/B had a Kevin Clohessy free & a fantastic point from Andrew Walsh who minutes later had a goal disallowed for a dubious square ball after great work from Dylan O’Connor. Mattie Hanly pointed for M/B before Patrickswell hit 2 further points. Both teams pointed frees to leave it M/B 0-05 Patrickswell 0-07 at halftime with the visitors hitting a few long range wides with the wind.
Shortly after the restart, great work by Cillian Byrnes and Kevin Clohessy launched a M/B attack. Jack Casey leaped into the sky, grabbed the sliotar, turned & rattled the net. This was a huge boost for M/B who landed 2 quick points also to go 3 points ahead. After a superb pass from Eoin Hourigan, Andrew Walsh then had his 2nd goal disallowed for another square ball. The referee’s decision was correct on this occasion & that seemed to spur Patrickswell on. They went down the field & made the most of a lapse in M/B concentration by raising a green flag. The tempo of the match then lifted. Cillian Byrnes pointed, Kevin Clohessy used his power to beat 2 defenders & the goalie to place the sliotar in the bottom corner of the net. All this action was followed by a monster point from an Aaron Kennedy placed ball inside his own half. Patrickswell never gave up and found the net again after a quick puckout caught M/B unawares & made it’s way upfield. M/B knuckled down again and slotted over a few unanswered points before full time to leave the final score
M/B 2-15 Patrickswell 2-09
Aaron Kennedy & Jack Barry had fine performances in defence, Kevin Clohessy superbly led the attack helped by huge workrate from Andrew Walsh & Dylan O’Connor. Mattie Hanly gave a man of the match performance working tirelessly in the centre of the field for the hour.
Manager Liam Clohessy will be happy to have reached the county semi final with a game to spare in the group stages.
Final fixture of the group stage
Friday 7th August away to Deel Rangers at 7pm