16th Nov - Minor Hurlers

Minor Hurlers 3-11 v Kilmessan 2-12,MHC B Semi Final Replay,

Minor Hurling Div 2 Championship Semi-Final Replay

Drumree/Blackhall Gaels 3-11     Kilmessan 2-12

This semi-final replay lived up to the first match with a keenly fought contest played on Friday evening in Dunganny.Drumree/Blackhall Gaels started strongly and went into a six point lead after twenty minutes with Shane Whitty scoring the vital goal.Kilmessan woke from their slumber and scored 1-6 without reply to leave the half-time score 1-6 to 1-3 in their favour.

The Drumree/BHG players realised they had eased off and were desperate to make amends after the interval.We started to dominate in most areas but Kilmessan were dogged and kept in touch.Josh Wall scored a vital goal with ten minutes remaining to put is in the driving seat.Two more points were added before Kilmessan scored a consolation goal with the last puck of the game.The full-time score was 3-11 to 2-12.

Best for Drumree were Diarmuid Christie,Josh Wall and Philip Carey and Niall Kelly.

Drumree/Blackhall Gaels now face Rathmolyn/na Fianna in The Championship and League Finals.

Drumree/BHG; P Kelly,P Smith,D Lawless,D Christie,G Rooney,N Kelly,S Whitty (1-4),D Reilly (0-2),P Carey (1-2),S Gavin(replaced inj.),J Wall(1-2),L Carey(0-1),C Farrell,K Gavin,S Gallogly,P Keane,S Mc Guinness,D Walsh,F Ryan,H Smith.