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U12's Tournament Runners up

25 July 2015
U12 Hurlers Tournament runner up
The U12 hurlers put in some excellent performances over the last two weekends to become runners up in the Tommy Finn 11 a side Tournament last Saturday in Clonea Power, Waterford. Dunnamaggin qualified for the quarter finals on Saturday last after playing Buffers Alley of Wexford and a win over St.Marys of Clonmel the previous Sunday. In a Tournament of exceptional high standard of hurling Dunnamaggin faced host Clonea Power in the Quarter finals. Dunnamaggin were much the better team and dispatched the hosts to advance to the semifinals where they met Carrick Swans. In a game of 15mins aside the scores were level at half time at 2points each. The second half saw Carrick go 1:03 to 0:02 ahead but in a sign of true character and belief Dunnamaggin battled back from behind to advance to the Final on a score line of 3:04 to 1:04. In the Final they met the Buffers Alley side again, who had beat them in the group stages and who had stormed through the tournament so the Dunnamaggin mentors and players knew they would have to be at their best. The Final which was 20min a side was a very tense and tight affair with Denis Walsh opening the scoring with a point. Alley bounced back with a good goal and then followed it up with a fine point. The Dunnamaggin lads were not about to lie down and through some excellent defending by Colin Fitzpatrick, Joe Fitzpatrick, Jimmy O’Neill and Ruairai Holden, Dunnamaggin started to gain a foot hold in the game again. The ever running Denis Walsh then slotted over a point to put a score between the side and it came when Denis floated a long ball in which dropped into the net. A draw game at half time. It was Dunnamaggin who started the second half well with good work from Aaron Moore, Mikey Thomas and all the Dunnamaggin lads but the scores just would not come. Then against the run of play Buffers Alley broke up the field and although net minder Sean Rossiter stopped the initial shot there was someone there to tap the ball in. They then tagged on another point before Denis got a point back. This was however to be Dunnamaggin’s last score and although the Dunnamaggin lads battled ferociously they lost out to this very strong Wexford side 1:03 to 3:05. Well done to all involved in the five games played. Panel: Jimmy O’Neill, Colin Fitzpatrick, Joe Fitzpatrick, Sean Rossiter, Aidan O’Neill, Mikey Thomas, Aaron Moore, Oisin McDermott, Killian Tallon, Mark McEneaney, Ben Kinsella, Ruairi Holden, Jack Walsh, Craig Drennan, Cathal Walsh, William Browne, Denis Walsh, Shaun O’Keeffe. Mentors: PJ O’Keeffe, Denis Walsh, Richie O’Neill, John Walsh.