O'Reilly Rocket Keeps AHL 7 Hurlers in Promotion Hunt 2013-09-11 15:56:00

AHL7  St. Brigids  1-16  Na Fianna  1-11

Our Junior Hurlers came away with two hard earned points from this AHL 7 league game against Na Fianna in St Vincents School Glasnevin on Sunday morning.  Brigids were first to score with two points from wing forward Domhnalll O Meara. Neil Plunkett hit four points from frees in the first half. A first half injury to David Greville meant Brigids had to reshuffle their team with Gearoid O Meara dropping back to wing back and Aaron Carolan coming on at mid-field. Gearoid settled well and on receiving a puck out from Brigids goal-keeper Tim O Leary, he hit an excellent long range point. The half time score was 0-07 points to 0-04 in favour of Brigids.

Brigids lifted their game in the second half with Aaron Carolan scoring his first point of the game. After a long puck out Alan Thynne gathered the ball and passed to James O Reilly, who took off at speed and fired the ball to the back of the net. This goal put Brigids seven points in front but that did not last long as Na Fianna replied with a goal of their own.

Aaron Carolan added three more points from play for Brigids which looked to edged Brigids clear, but Na Fianna were not lying down and replied with four points of their own. However, two points from James O Reilly secured the game for Brigids, keeping the lads in touch for successive league promotions. 

Team: Timothy O Leary, Stephen Dunning, Ciaran O Reilly, Dave Grogan, David Greville, Stephen Somani, Willa Corbert, Alan Thynne, Geroid O Meara, Donal O Meara, Fergal Counihan, James O Reilly, Dara McGowan, Neil Plunkett, Noel Kidd.

Subs: A. Carolan for D. Greville, M. Kehir for D. Grogan, B. Condron for N. Kidd, R. McKenna for D. McGowan, C. O Meara for F. Counihan, S White.

Scorers: N. Plunkett 0-05, J. O Reilly 1-02, A. Carolan 0-05, D. O Meara and G. O Meara 0-02.  

St Brigids GAA Club,
Russell Park, Navan Road, Dublin 15