McGarry and McQuillan inspire All Saints victory

U16B Hurling Championship Group 2

All Saints 2-13 Lamh Dhearg 0-9

A good result for the All Saints U16 Hurlers on Tuesday night as they welcomed Lamh Dhearg to Quinn Park. A wet and windy night met the visitors and All Saints made good use of the wind in the first half with Aodhan McGarry leading the way with some fine long range scores. The visitors started slowly and this would eventually be their undoing as the home side made the most of the conditions to run up a healthy lead. With the Saints rear-guard well on top at the road end their forward line led by the impressive Joseph O’Rawe scored frequently and when a long range effort from McGarry dropped to the net they were in full command. The Belfast boys started to get into the game with the hard working Donall M driving them forward. They managed to score a few good points from play and won a couple of frees to keep the scores moving.

HT All Saint’s 1-10 Lamh Dhearg 0-5

The wind was blowing hard in the favour of the visitors in the 2nd half and they were keen to close the gap. Their impressive Full Forward went on three marauding runs leaving the Saints back line in his wake only to be denied three times brilliantly by Ciaran McQuillan who put his body on the line and will no doubt feel the results tomorrow! A clean sheet by the keeper in very challenging conditions was an important part of the win. A second All Saints goal at the other end killed the game off but scoring was proving very hard to come by for the Saints forward line with the ball being lost in possession too many times, a result of the conditions and a bit of rustiness. Points from Pearce Martin and Joseph O’Rawe helped to hold the visitors at bay but the Saints boys definitely owe their keeper a debt of gratitude for the win.

All Saints scorers: TP McGurk 0-1 Aodhan McGarry 1-4 Kevin O’Boyle 0-1 Joseph O’Rawe 0-5 Fintan Brady1-0 Pearse Martin 0-1

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