Red FM Senior Hurling League

Thur. June 27th  

Blackrock 3 – 18 V Na Piarsaigh 0 – 15.​

Report:  Roger Ryan

Fionn Coleman opened the scoring for us with a point and Na Piarsaigh with 3 unanswered points pushed ahead by 2. But their lead was short-lived as our boys really turned on the style and scores began to accumulate. Fionn added 2 points to level the scores, before Ciarán Cormack, David O Farrell and Fionn with a point each, put us ahead by 3, 0 – 06 to 0 – 03. Na Piarsaigh's next point was quickly followed by a goal from busy beaver Fionn Coleman, operating at full forward. Fionn then scored a point at either side of Na Piarsaigh's score to leave it at 1 – 07 to 0 – 05. Fionn again traded point's with Na Piarsaigh before getting through for his second goal. Cathal Cormack then got in on the act with a point and when the Ref blew for half time the score stood at a healthy 2 – 09 to 0 – 06 in favour of the Rockies.

Following the introduction of Joe Golden, David O'Farrell got us off to a good start in the second half with a point, but the game was well and truly sealed shortly afterwards when Fionn scored his hat-trick with a great goal. The score now read Rockies 3 – 10, Na Piarsaigh 0 – 06. Na Piarsaigh's next point was answered by a similar score from Fionn and Na Piarsaigh then added their eighth point. Eoin O Farrell, Lee O'Sullivan and Jamie Ryan then trotted out to join the fray. Tadhg Deasy's point was answered by a point from Na Piarsaigh and Diarmuid Cormack came on board. Niall Cashman scored his trademark long-range point and Luke O'Donovan joined his team mates. Shane O'Keeffe had a point and Sean Healy made an entrance. Eoin O'Farrell pointed a free and Na Piarsaigh came back with a point. Ryan Sweeney traded points with Na Piarsaigh to leave the score at 3 – 15 to 0 – 10. Na Piarsaigh added 2 points and Ryan Sweeney again traded points to push the score to 3 – 16 to 0 – 13. A Na Piarsaigh point was quickly followed by one from Tadhg and a point from a free for Na Piarsaigh brought the game to a close with the score at Rockies 3 – 18, Na Piarsaigh 0 – 15. At this stage we were on top of the League table but Charleville and Sars had a game in hand which they won at the weekend, thus relegating us to third place. They will now contest the final.

Scorers: Fionn Coleman 3 – 08(04f), David O Farrell 0 – 02, Tadhg Deasy 0 – 02, Ryan Sweeney 0 – 02, Ciarán Cormack 0 – 01, Cathal Cormack 0 – 01, Niall Cashman 0 – 01, Eoin O Farrell 0 – 01(01f).

Team: Gavin Connolly, Stephen Murphy, John Cashman, Ollie Mc Adoo, Cathal Cormack, Alan O'Callaghan, Niall Cashman, David O'Farrell, Daniel Meaney, Peter Linehan, Shane O'Keeffe, Ian O'Keeffe, Tadhg Deasy, Fionn Coleman, Ciarán Cormack.

Subs Used: Eoin O'Farrell, Jamie Ryan, Ryan Sweeney, Luke O'Donovan, Sean Healy, Joe Golden.

Referee: Simon Stokes.