Youghal got their third win in this league campaign courtesy of a hard-fought victory against Ballymartle. Played in sweltering heat, this match had a championship pace from the throw-in.
Youghal went into an early lead with some good points from play, before Andrew Curtin found the net after a great assist from James O'Mahony. Youghal played well throughout the half, though the opposition did miss a couple of goal opportunities. Youghal led by 6 points at half-time.
The game was turned on its head within the first ten minutes of the second half when Ballymartle went on a scoring spree to draw level. Youghal were really tested at this stage to turn the tide back in their favour. In fairness, they dug deep & showed great character for the rest of the game, scoring some great points to eventually run out winners by four points.
A satisfactory performance & result for the team, which is encouraging as it comes with the championship just around the corner.
Youghal Team: Eoin Coleman, Ml Cronin, John Grace, Brendan O'Sullivan, Garreth Hogan, Conor Spillane, Barry Ring, Nigel Roche, Brett Maloney, Damien Ring, Bill Cooper, Ciaran O'Mahony, James O'Mahony, Brendan Coleman, Andrew Curtin.