Junior hurlers great comeback against Crokes
We recovered from an unfortunate early own goal and traded points during the first quarter. Crokes were leading by that goal 1-6 to 6 when they had their wind assisted purple patch and took an 8 point lead. A super goal from Gavin just before the break was crucial and pegged them back to 5 points.
Syls responded magnificently in the third quarter when Kevin McLoughney and Colly Boran rattled off 8 points between them including 3 frees as Crokes struggled to contain Dan Murphy. However the sides were still level as Crokes hung on, picking off a couple of scores and then two quick frees had them 1 point up. Eoin Ryan levelled matters again with a brilliant point from way out on the right wing. Dan popped over a free to seal the win. A mention also for Johnny Conway who had a great game capped with a fine point.
Crokes had their usual quota of pacey players well capable of scoring and the space created by the 14-a-side game (Crokes were short) seemed to suit them. The introduction of Kevin, Dan and Philly Ryan at HT more than solved that issue and in truth we should have been well clear having been denied twice by their keeper in addition to a string of wides.
This important win secures a play-off position.
David Kennedy, Podge Sheehan, Padraig Kennedy, Sean Foley, Ciaran Murphy, Ronan Kennedy, Eoin Ryan, Thomas Colclough, Jodi Hickey(0-1 ), Colm Boran(0-7,5f), Gavin Wright(1-0), Kevin McLoughney(0-2),
Sean Graham ( 0-3,1f), Johnny Conway(0-1), Dan Murphy(0-1, 1f), Eoin Kennedy, Philly Ryan.