U16 Hurlers Win Again
This latest round of the u16 Hurling League was played at St Loman’s Park in ideal Spring conditions.
Kildalkey started brightly but Trim full back Gary Fleming was in tremendous form and kept the away side in check.
It was 6 minutes before Joey Cole opened the scoring with a well taken goal for the home side and six minutes later he pointed his first free. Kildalkey were playing well and earned the next two points from frees but they also hit 5 wides to Trim’s 3 during that first half. A hat trick of pointed frees from Trim sharpshooter Joey Cole and another pointed free for Kildalkey left the half time score;
Trim 1 – 4; Kildalkey 0 – 3.
The second half could not be more contrasting to the first and within 5 minutes Trim had equalled their full first half scoring of 1 – 4 with points from Andrew Gibney,
the first from play, 2 more pointed frees from Joey Cole and an opportunist goal from Alan Costello booting the ball to the corner of the net. Trim were now in the ascendancy with Gary Fleming continuing to dominate at the back and James Murray dominating between the half back and half forward line.
A great catch from Conor Mc Keown sent Josh Harris away to win a free which Joey Cole sent between the uprights to leave Trim leading 2-8 to 0-4, Kildalkey’s only score
coming from an earlier free in the third minute.
A moment of madness half way through the second half gave the referee little room for options and he furnished 3 red cards, one to Trim and two to Kildalkey in the
ensuing melee. It was a shame that a such good combative match was spoiled in this way.
Andrew Gibney added another point from play and Daniel Coleman, who had moved from centre forward to full forward, also got his name on the score sheet with a well
taken point. Kildalkey got two further pointed frees to complete their tally but Trim were not finished and there were further points from Alan Costello and a pointed
free from Joey Cole. Gary Fleming made a late sortie from defence and finished off some good team play by finding the back of the net.
In the final minute Daniel Coleman scored a fine goal taking inspiration from a previous day’s coaching session from none other than the great Waterford duo of
Dan and Maurice Shanahan.
Final Score: Trim 4 – 11, Kildalkey 0 – 7′