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U16 hurlers Win Group Final

26 September 2014

U16 HC Roinn B Group Final Vs Glenmore 26th
Sept 2014

The Dunnamaggin U16 hurlers were crowned
group champions on Friday evening in Mullinvat when they had a fine win over fellow
Southern side Glenmore. It was the losing team who got the perfect start to the
game when a long range free in found its way to the Dunnamaggin net in the opening
minutes. Dunnamaggin centre back Victor Costello, who was immense throughout
gave the perfect response with a well taken 65 immediately afterwards. Glenmore
then split the posts with another free before Roy Cullen found the net after a
great ball in from Adam Fitzpatrick. Glenmore again responded with another free.
Morgan Thomas, who was starting to cause problems down the left hand side
converted a free to bring the sides level. Midway through the half there was a
very good period of play for Dunnamaggin. Conor Hoban and Jamie McLoughlin
exerted great pressure on the Glenmore goal only for both attempts being well
stopped by the goalie. Roy put a point over from play to put Dunnamaggin in
front for the first time in the game. The positional switch of Jamie to full
forward and Roy out to centre forward started to cause havoc, with the always
battling and attacking  pair of Ian Walsh
and Rory Lodge scoring a point and goal respectively. Then Captain Dara Keane put
over a huge point from nearly at the stand, which was followed up with another
one from Rory. Glenmore responded with a pointed free to send the sides in
Dunnamaggin 2:06 Glenmore 1:03 at half time.

Glenmore opened the second half scoring
with a point and a comeback seemed on but the rock solid half back line of
Dara, Victor and Brian Farrell were cleaning up everything that was being put
to them. Jamie had made way for Nicky O’Shea at half time and the Dunnamaggin
attack continued to cause all types of problems for the Glenmore defence.  Morgan Thomas attacked at will down the left
hand side. Morgan converted three frees and a point from play in a 5mins spell
with Brian scoring a goal in the same spell from a long free in. Dunnamaggin
3:10, Glenmore 1:04. Glenmore responded midway through the half with two well
taken frees before Victor cancelled one of them out with a 65. Eddie Dunne, who
was solid in the corner throughout and Conor Hoban made way for Dylan Crehan
and Conor Lawlor with 10 mins remaining. Glenmore did have a goal chance but
goalie Robbie McCauley cooly grabbed the attempted shot with his hand and
cleared it down the wings and from the eventual resultant attack Adam
Fitzpatrick rounded his marker and slipped the ball into the corner of the net
past the on rushing goalie. Glenmore had not given up and did manage to finally
get past the Dunnamaggin full back line to rattle the net but Roy Cullen got a
goal back after a great feed from Luke 
Fitzpatrick nearly straight away. Harry Walsh and Alex Moore came on in
the last few mins for the Fitzpatrick brothers and Conor Lawlor finished the
scoring with a point from play. FT Dunnamaggin 5:12 Glenmore 2:06. Captain Dara
Keane accepted the trophy on behalf of his teammates and thanked mentors Mark Heffernan,
Andrew Hickey, Larry Costello and Aidan Farrell, teammates, opponents and all

Panel:- Robbie McCauley, Darragh O’Keeffe, Jack
Crehan, Eddie Dunne, Brian Farrell, Victor Costello, Dara Keane, Luke
Fitzpatrick, Rory Lodge, Jamie McLoughlin, Morgan Thomas, Adam Fitzpatrick, Roy
Cullen, Conor Hoban, Nicky O’Shea, Dylan Crehan, Conor Lawlor, Alex Moore,
Harry Walsh, Shane Ivory Corr.