The team were short a number of regulars for various reasons but welcomed back Ollie Dempsey after a period out through injury. The team played with the strong wind in the first half & took the early lead with a succession of points followed by an outstanding goal from Andrew Joyce. However, Erin’s Own scored a goal from a penalty on the stroke of half time to keep the result in doubt. Half Time: Youghal 1.09 Erin’s Own 1.01.
The team played a passing game into the wind in the second half & score some well-worked points. The work rate of the team was very high & they limited Erin’s Own to very few scoring opportunities. The result was is in no doubt for the last 15 minutes though Erin’s Own did score a last minute goal to put a more respectable look on the scoreboard. Best for Youghal: Matthew Farrell, Andrew Joyce, Kash Ransom & Darragh O’Connell.
TEAM: Ollie Dempsey, Ryan Cody, Bill McGrath, Zach Downing, Leon Cody, Danny Walsh, Jordan Yellop, Kash Ransom (0.01), Matthew Farrell (0.03), Darragh O’Connell (0.02), Andrew Joyce (1.06), Conor Walsh, Tommy Kennefick (0.01), Lenny Flynn (0.01), Aaron Clohessy. Sub Used: Liam Forrest, Rian McSweeney & Sean Smiddy
Though the team were short a number of regulars due to injury, the team served up a good fighting display for their opening fixture of the season. The team played well into the wind in the first half, the feature of which was an excellent goal by Tommy Kennefick. Half Time: Youghal 1.05 Mayfield 1.06.
The team opened brightly in the second half with some early points followed by a goal from Conor Walsh. The team tired somewhat in the last 10 minutes allowing Mayfield back into the game. However, Harry Oliphant came to the rescue of the team with a couple of excellent saves before the final whistle.
Best for Youghal: Matthew Farrell, Andrew Joyce, Tommy Kennefick & Harry Oliphant.
TEAM: Harry Oliphant, Ryan Cody, Bill McGrath, Leon Cody, Jason Yellop, Danny Walsh (0.02), Adam Malone, Kash Ransom, Matthew Farrell (0.01), Darragh O’Connell (0.01), Andrew Joyce (0.02), Conor Walsh (1.00), Tommy Kennefick (1.01), Andy Nerexphi (0.02), Aaron Clohessy. Sub Used: Jordan Yellop, James Kelly, Lenny Flynn & Zach Downing