U16’s pipped by Portroe

U16B north Hurling final Sunday 22nd September


Our u16s gave a rousing display of guts and determination against a strong Portroe outfit in the North Tipperary u16 final in Puckane on Sunday last.

We had wind advantage in the first half but it was Portroe who got off to a lightening start racing into 0-9 to 0-2 lead after 13 minutes. The start of our fightback began when Francis Munsterberg raced through the Portroe defence and fired a bullet into the Port net. We didn’t achieve the lead until the 27th minute when once again the Portroe defence was split. This time Conor Gill was the man to race through the Port defence and again set the Port net dancing. The half time score saw the game all square at 2-7 to 0-13.

The second half was an uphill battle for us considering the strength of the wind and indeed we found scores hard to come by. Great credit is due to our boys that they never gave up and fought to the bitter end. In the end we were defeated by the smallest of margins, 4-9 to 0-22.

Well done to players and management. We would like to thank them for the work they have put in this year and the tremendous entertainment they have given us. Chins up lads, there will be better days ahead! We’re very proud of you.

The team that started: Paul Carroll, Keith Mulqueen, Drew Boland, Jack Maloney, Ronan Tucker, Lee Howard, Aaron Quigley, William Fogarty, Francis Munsterberg, Adrian Burke, Conor Gill, Aidan O’Flaherty David Nevin, Keith Nealon, Jack Boland. Subs: Lee Keays, James Fogarty, Sean O’Neill, Alan McGrath, Peter Reynolds.

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