Junior A Hurling League
Wed. May 31st 2023 

Blackrock 2 – 10 V Whites Cross 0 – 16 @ Whites Cross.​

Report:  Roger Ryan

Our Junior Hurlers travelled to Whites Cross last evening to play the local team in a league game and came home with a share of the spoils on a score of Rockies 2 – 10 to Whites Cross 0 – 16. Whites Cross were first to score but our responded well and 3 points from James Allen and 1 point by Jack O'Farrell soon had us ahead by 3, 0 – 04 to 0 – 01. Whites Cross next point was quickly answered by by James Allen to keep us ahead by 3points, 0 – 05 to 0 – 02.
Whites Cross then struck a purple patch and with the next 5 points on the trot, went ahead by 2 points, 0 – 05 to 0 – 07 as the Ref blew for half time.

David Cashman made an appearance for the second half and immediately made an impression with a point following an earlier point by Whites Cross. Whites Cross tacked on 2 more points to move 4 points ahead, 0 – 06 to 0 – 10, but Kevin Morgan sauntered up from right half back and scored a great goal to put us right back in it, 1 – 06 to 0 – 10. Whites Cross with the next 3 points went 4 points ahead again. James Allen reduced it to 3 points but Whites Cross hit back with a further 2 points to lead by 5 points, 1 – 07 to 0 – 15. David Cashman, Paddy Lynch and James Allen scored 1 point each to reduce the lead and with the excitement reaching fever – pitch, David Cashman crashed home a goal to put us ahead by the minimum with time almost up, 2 – 10 to 0 – 15. Whites Cross were then awarded a 65 and while we thought the ball had gone wide, the Ref deemed it a score, and so the game ended in a draw. Full marks to our boys for hanging in there and staging a great comeback when all seemed lost.
Scorers: James Allen 0 – 06(04f), David Cashman 1 – 02(01f), Kevin Morgan 1 – 00, Paddy Lynch 0 – 01, Jack O'Farrell 0 – 01.

Team: Darragh Murphy, Dan Lenihan, Conor Long, Fionn O'Donoghue, Kevin Morgan, Paul Bennett, Robert Cregan, James Allen, Eoin Coughlan, Jack O'Farrell, Paul O'Brien, Nathan Adams, Michael Whelan, James Walsh, Dave Garvan. Subs Used: David Cashman, Paddy Lynch, Hugh Epsey.

Referee: Pat Lyons.