Andersonstown Social Club IHC – Group 1 – Round 1
St Gall’s 0-18 Oisins 1-15
An injury time point from Niall O’Neill earned St Gall’s a share of the spoils with Oisins Glenariffe in Tuesday evening’s Intermediate Hurling Championship opening round game at Milltown.
In a hard fought game it looked like Glenariffe had stolen it when Michael O’Boyle scored a late goal to put the Oisins ahead, but the men from the Bog Meadows kept their cool and Niall O’Neill in particular as he fired over to earn his team a draw.
With Jackson McGreevy in top form St Gall’s started strongly and two points from the centre forward and one from corner forward Marcus Donnelly put them 0-3 to 0-1 ahead, the Oisins point coming from Seanie McIntosh. Daniel Haughey hit two in a minute to bring the Oisins level but two more from McGreevy helped the home side to a 0-5 to 0-4 lead at the first water break.
Glenariffe picked up the pace in the second quarter and with Seamus McDonnell, Daniel Haughey and Alex O’Boyle showing strongly they edged ahead by half time.
Jackson McGreevy and Tomas O’Ciaran got St Gall’s back ahead but three in a row from David Kearney, Seamus McDonnell and Alex O’Boyle gave the Oisins back the edge. However St Gall’s were starting to dominate when they hit five points without reply between the 44th and 51st minutes they seemed well placed to take the victory.
Glenariffe came back with three points from full forward Alex O’Boyle to level matters by the 58th minute, but man of the match McGreevy and substitute Sean McAreavy fired over to give blues a two point lead going into injury time.
Glenariffe were in trouble but when Michael O’Boyle fired the ball to the net in the 32nds minute it looked like they had stolen it, only for Niall O’Neill to save the day for the Milltown men with a late equaliser.
Kurtis McGreevy, Lorcan O’Ciaran, Joe McDaniels, Stephen Morrison, Ciaran McCaffrey, Aodhan Gallagher, Niall O’Neill, Jack Hopkins, Fergus Donnelly, Gregory McGreevy, Jackson McGreevy, Tomas O’Ciaran, Marcus Donnelly, Patrick Friel, Mark Napier.
Seanan McToal, Michael Haughey, Conor Patterson, Martin McAllister, Shane O’Connor, David Kearney, Donal Kearney, Niall Murray, Oliver Kearney, Daniel Haughey, Seamus McDonnell, Kieran McKendry, Michael O’Boyle, Alex O’Boyle, Seanie McIntosh.
Referee – Brendan Toland (Lamh Dhearg)