Shamrocks stroll to semi-final

Reserve Hurling Championship Cup


Dan McCloskey scores Loughgiel’s opening goal

Loughgiel 3-29 St John’s 1-14

A strong Loughgiel side scored a big win over St John’s in tonight’s opening round of the Reserve Cup Hurling Championship at Fr Healy Park. The Shamrocks were dominant from the start and with Shan McGrath, Dan McCloskey and Barney McAuley in sparking form they were 0-7 to 0-2 ahead by the end of the opening quarter. Two quick points from Niall McCallin and one from a Shea Shannon free brought the Johnnies back into contention but Loughgiel pushed on, and boosted by a Dan McCloskey goal they opened up a 1-14 to 0-5 lead by half time.

The second half saw the Shamrocks even more dominant and goals in the 34th and 36th minutes from Enda Coen and Shan McGrath all but settled the contest. St John’s kept battling away as Shannon and McCallin kept picking off scores against the odds but it was mostly backs to the wall stuff as the home team sent over the points from all angles to finish up winners by 21 points.


Chris O’Connell, Cormac Watt, Ronan Gillan, Ronan McCloskey, Caolan Blair, Cathal McMullan, Declan Gillan, Seamus Dobbin, Ryan McKee, Barney McAuley, Declan Laverty, James McNaughton, Daniel McCloskey, Enda Coen, Shan McGrath.

St John’s

Patrick Carlin, Darragh McCallin, Joe Hand,  Lorcan Heenan, Odhran McKenna, Domnhal Moran, Barry McFall, Shea Shannon, CJ McKenna, Phil Martin, Nial McCallin, Shea Curran, Jude McCurdy, Declan Cregan, Loughlin McCurdy

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