IHC Round 4 - Drumree too strong for St Peters Dunboyne second string


Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 4

Drumree 3-21 St Peters Dunboyne 0-02

Drumree picked up their 3rd win of the championship with this 4th round victory against St. Peters Dunboyne’s second team. There were 4 changes to the starting team from their last outing against Kilskyre/Moylagh with both Paul Walsh & Jimmy Gaughan away on holidays plus Brendan Walsh & Seamus White were carrying injuries. Their replacements certainly were worthy of their starting places with Shane Gallogly, Steven Doyle & Liam Carey excelling in the forwards & Darren Lawless slotting in comfortably at corner back.

It looked like this was going to be a much tighter affair when Dunboyne ran into a 2 points to no score lead after 8 minutes as Drumree were slow to start however when they finally got up & running they started to take control of the game. An early setback for Drumree was a nasty head injury sustained by midfielder David Dunne resulted in Dunne being removed from play with heavy concussion, thankfully he was discharged from Hospital on Saturday night & will be good to go for the next championship outing. 

Steven Doyle was having an excellent game at corner forward which was reminiscent of the superb form he was in the last time Drumree won the Intermediate championship in 2010. He notched on two 1st half points & also set up two more for the impressive duo of Josh Wall & David Wallace. Wall scored Drumree’s 1st goal of the game shooting low past the onrushing keeper before Shane Troy scored his 1st goal when his penalty rebounded back into his path & he calmly slotted past the keeper at the 2nd time of asking. Half Time score Drumree 2-08 Dunboyne 0-02.

In truth the game was over as a contest at half time & Drumree continued to tag on the scores throughout the second half. Mark Devaney in midfield was brilliant, he covered every blade of grass over the course of the hour & also slotted over two long range points from play.…despite the fact that he was carrying 4 different injuries…at the last time of counting ! Doyle continued to impress in the corner & added on 2 more 2nd half points while at the back Gaz Byrne, Diarmuid Shanahan & Caoimhin King, who scored a great long range point, were all excellent in snuffing out any Dunboyne attacks. The final goal of the game came from another Troy penalty & he made no mistake this time when drilling the sliothar past the keeper giving him no chance.

Sterner tests will lay ahead however Drumree will still be happy with how they performed & look forward to what will be a very tight game in their final group stage match against Rathmolyon in a few weeks knowing that qualification to the knock out stages is in their own hands.

Best for Drumree were: Steven Doyle, Mark Devaney, Josh Wall & Caoimhin King.

Drumree Team: Brian Coughlan, Darren Lawless, Keith Rooney, Gaz Byrne, Diarmuid Shanahan, Caoimhin King (0-01), Garreth Rooney, Mark Devaney (0-02), David Dunne, Shane Gallogly (0-01), Josh Wall (1-5), Shane Troy (2-2) Steven Doyle (0-04), David Wallace (0-04), Liam Carey (0-02)

Subs: Brendan Walsh for David Dunne (inj) Paul Kiernan (blood sub) for Gaz Byrne, Byrne for Kiernan, Liam Shanley for Shane Gallogly, Ronan Gilsenan for Steven Doyle.