Match Reports

JHL Vs Barrow Ranger

DUNAMAGGIN JUNIOR HURLERS got their league off to a winning start against Barrow Rangers in Dunnamaggin on Saturday evening last. Playing with the wind in the first half Dunnamaggin raced into a lead with quick points from Ronan Coffey (3) and Michael Cody (1). Barrow Rangers were battling hard and pressed forward against the strong breeze but the scores eluded them. Eddie Dunne, Darren Fitzpatrick and Darragh O'Keeffe extended Dunnamaggin's lead before the Paulstown outfit registered their first score midway through the half. This was turning out to be a real physical battle with both sides working hard. John Fitzpatrick added to the scoreboard with two well taken points as did Darren Fitzpatrick add to his tally to send the sides in Dunnamaggin 0:10 Barrow Rangers 0:03 at Half time.
Playing with the strong breeze now Barrow Rangers came flying out of the traps with the opening score and although Tommy Maher converted a free they went on to score 4 more unanswered points. Michael Cody and Tommy Maher added 2 points to halt the advance but yet again Barrow Rangers slotted 2 more points to put a score between the teams. Then came the break Dunnamaggin needed. John Fitzpatrick collected a ball on the 20 meter line and raced across to the right had side of the field leaving his marker behind to leave him one on one with the goalie and he made no mistake. Dunnamaggin 1:13 Barrow Rangers 0:12. Barrow Rangers continues to improve and added another 2 before Tommy Maher converted another free and Barrow Rangers finished strong but it was not enough to give them the victory and it was Dunnamaggin 1:14 Barrow Rangers 0:14 at the Final whistle.
Team:- Seaghan O'Neill, Paul Kirwan ( Aidan Donovan), Noel Hickey, Mark Heffernan, Aaron Doherty, William Phelan, Victor Costello, Michael Cody, Darren Fitzpatrick, Paddy Delaney, Tommy Maher, Darragh O'Keeffe (Ian Walsh), Ronan Coffey, John Fitzpatrick, Eddie Dunne (Conor Hoban)