Understrength Creggan get the win

0-39Where else would you want to be on a glorious sunny afternoon, than watching hurling in Creggan. With the pitch in supper condition, the Lough shore lads hosted the Glen Road men, St Teresa’s. As with all fixtures played over the 12th holidays, both teams struggled to field the 15, and many a phone call was answered, with both teams lined out with a few new comers, to senior hurling and a few seasoned veterans.

It was the Lough shore lads who started the scoring, and by the short whistle, they had 8 points, up on their opponents and looked to have another win in the bag. As play resumed, Creggan came out, the more relaxed, but the glen Road men, feeling the wind on their backs hit the ground running, with 3 unanswered points. A few choice words from the Creggan management, got the team back on track as they didn’t want to repeat the mistakes from their previous match with Gortnamona, when they lost the run of themselves, and conceded 3 goals in as many minutes, and found themselves praying for the final whistle

St Teresa`s managed to reduce the gap to 5 points in the third quarter, with determined pressure on the Creggan back line but they held their nerve, and went on to win by 2-20 to 0-18. While this win leaves Creggan safely placed in mid-table they would want to put a good run together if they are to make the top eight who will make up next season’s Division 3.

Sarsfields look favourites to take the title even though they are level on points with St. Enda’s. However the Glenormley men have played two games more and those two games in hand should be enough to see Sarsfields home. Dungannon Eoghan Ruadh are still a real threat in third place with 16 points from 9 starts.

After that the waters look a little muddied as the chasing pack have played contrasting numbers of games, Carryduff have played 13 and sit on 15 points, Emmet’s Cushendun, who lost out to Glenarm at the weekend, have played 12 and follow on 14 points while Lamh Dearg on 14 points from 11 starts and St. Mary’s Rasharkin on 13 points from 10 starts will still fancy their chances of making it into the third division next season.

At the other end of the table new boys Loch Mor Dal gCais prop up the table and have no points to date with Naomh Columcille just a point above them and Glenravel out of reach of the bottom two with six points from 12 starts.

 

 

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