EOCHAILL 2-15 ERINS OWN 1-6
Having lost very heavily to a stronger Sars team in 2013, Youghal made a triumphant return in this year's final, defeating a much fancied Erins Own team. On a well prepared sod in Castlemartyr, Erins own opened the scoring in the first minute with a goal, as the Youghal defence failed to clear their lines. From here to the half time whistle Youghal dominated proceedings with points from Darragh O'Connell, Andrew Joyce and team capt; Jonathan Ormonde. The Youghal defence was outstanding after the first minute blip and the rest of the team followed suit, the mixture of youth and experience now well on top. Youghal led at half time 0-8 to 1-1 after playing with the wind. The second half saw the best of this Youghal team. Playing a fast slick brand of hurling that would do justice to a higher grade Youghal increased the lead with some majestic points from Matthew Farrell. Erins Own found a bit of rhythm and with 10 mins remaining were behind by 3.The Youghal defence stood firm. A brilliant move up the field ended in a goal by Andrew Joyce and from here to the end it was one way traffic. Further points from Conor Hennessy, A. Joyce increased the lead before team capt. Jonty sealed the win with another well taken goal. Final Score YOUGHAL 2-15 ERINS OWN 1-6. Eochaill Óg had a huge involvement in this victory, the victorious panel included 6 minors (Bill McGrath, Andrew Joyce, Matthew Farrell, Conor Hennessy, Darragh O’Connell, Ryan Coady and all made vital contributions in this game and throughout the campaign. Indeed Minor Selectors Brendan and Eoin Coleman, U11 Manager Alan Geary, U9 Manager Vincent Murray, U5 Manager Aidan Foley, Rúnaí Andrew Murphy were all players whilst county board delegate John Ward was a selector.
Team: Shane Spillane, Vincent Murray, Barry Goggin, David Scanlon, Bill McGrath, Brendan Coleman[0-1], Patrick O'Mahony, Andrew Joyce [1-3] Aaron Kenny, Matthew Farrell[0-2], Cathal Ó Laochdha, Ronan O'Sullivan [0-1], Conor Hennessy [0-1], Jonathan Ormonde[1-2], Darragh O'Connell[0-4]. SUBS: Eoin Coleman[0-1] for P.O'Mahony, Chris Savage for V.Murray, Mark Flaherty for B.McGrath, Ryan Coady for D.O'Connell, Lee McCarthy, Alan Geary, Andrew Murphy, James Daly, Aidan Foley, David Hickey, Leo Lyons Troy. Well done also to selectors Stephen Twomey, John Ward and Mike O'Brien.
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