U16 Hurling Division. 13 a side Round 2.
Crecora Manister vs Glenroe – April 28th 2014 at Crecora
Team: Ian de Capitini, Cian Leahy, Paraic O’Neill, Evan Keogh, Tomas Connolly, Donnacha Connolly, Mark Shanahan, Karl Moloney , Shane O’Connell, Michael Bateman, Tomas Shanahan, Conor Kirby, Neil Heffernan, Jack Dalton and Richard Murphy.
Crecora were quick out of the blocks and made a blistering start and continued to set the pace for the entire game with a passion and hunger for the game that was great to witness.
Early goals from Shane O’Connell and a good goal from Neil Heffernan settled the nerves and Crecora drove on with fine points from Shane O’Connell (6pts) Michael Bateman (1pt) and Conor Kirby (1pt). Conor also gave a super pass into Shane to set up another goal for him to leave the Halftime score Crecora 3 : 08 Glenroe 03 points.
The lads took a few minutes to get going in the second half but then continued in the same vain as the first with a super individual goal from Cian Leahy and fantastic points from Karl Moloney, Mark Shanahan (3pts) and more from Conor, Michael (2pts), Shane and Cian.
Our back line worked hard to make sure that scores were limited for Glenroe and big performances came from the Connolly brothers Tomas and Donnacha and the Shannahan brothers Mark and Tomas. Paraic O’Neill and Evan Keogh were solid in the backs and Jack Dalton and Richard Murphy did well when they came on
Full Time Score Crecora Manister 4 : 17 Glenroe 2 : 04 ____________________________________________________________________
U16 Hurling Division. 13 a side Round 3.
Crecora Manister vs Knockainey May 5th 2014 atn Knockainey
Team: Richard Murphy, Cian Leahy, Paraic O’Neill, Evan Keogh, Tomas Connolly, Mark Shanahan,Edwin Wixted, Karl Moloney , Shane O’Connell, Michael Bateman, Donnacha Connolly , Conor Kirby, Neil Heffernan, Shane O’Connor.
Yet another solid hurling performance from the Crecora lads where again a quick scoring start was made with a fine point from Conor Kirby and added to with lovely point scores from Karl Moloney and Shane O’Connell which settled the team. Edwin Wixted scored 2 points from frees, Shane added another and Tomas Connolly scored a super point he worked so hard to get and his determination epitomized the spirit we have in this team.
Our back line worked hard allowing Knockainey only to score 2 points.
So the half time score was 7points to Crecora and 2 points to Knockainey.
In the second half Shane added another 2 points to his tally with great support from Tomas and Evan Keogh. Edwin also bagged another 2 points and Michael Bateman slotted over a fine point.
Conor got a super point from almost the sideline after good work from Shane O’Connor and Cian Leahy soloed up from the backs to finish the scoring off with a well taken goal.
Again our backs were very strong with huge performances from Evan, Tomas, Mark Shanahan and Paraic O’Neill.
Special mention must be given to our younger players Richard Murphy, Donnacha Connolly and Shane O’Connor who really showed that they are a force to be reckoned with.
The final score was Crecora 01 : 13 Knockainey 01 : 02
There is a break with matches now until the end of June due to the Junior Cert so let’s wish all the members of our team doing exams the best of luck and success.
Remember light training will continue during May and June check your texts for exact date and times.
U16 Football Division. 13 a side Round 2.
Crecora Manister vs Castletown/Ballyagran - April 24th 2014 in Crecora
Team: Paraic O’Neill , Cian Leahy, Mark Shanahan, Edwin Wixted, Tomas Connolly, Evan Keogh, Karl Moloney, Jay Mccilligan, , Shane O’Connell, John Blake, Michael Bateman, Paul Collins , Robert Greer, Conor Kirby and Peter Boohan.
Our second outing in the football this season was an easy victory with lovely football been played and some fine scores too.
Michael Bateman scored 3 goals and 4 points while Shane O’Connell scored 2 goals and a point. Mark Shanahan also scored a goal.
Other scores came from Jay McCilligan (4points) and Edwin Wixted, Paul Collins and Peter Boohan also scored points.
It was more or less one way traffic but our defence dealt with any major treats that came from Castletown with thanks to Karl Moloney, Tomas Connolly, Cian Leahy and Evan Keogh.
Our next outing in football is not until Monday 30th June at 19:15 against Knockainey in Knockainey.
The break in games is due to the upcoming Junior Certificate exams so let’s wish all our players who are sitting the exam the very best of luck.