North Junior B Hurling League Rd 1 30/03/14

Graigue Ballycallan and Conahy Shamrocks played out a competitive first round match in the Junior B hurling league in Kilmanagh last Sunday morning. The pitch was in remarkable condition for this time of year and both teams showed great commitment.
Graigue Ballycallan opened the scoring with a well taken point from Philip Heafey. After a couple of good saves from Padraig Dunphy, sustained pressure from Conahy led to an early goal. Graigue responded well and top class goals from Brendan Hayes and James Smith, as well as points from Philip Heafey (2), Paddy Kennedy (2) and Shane Murphy, left the score at half time 2-6 to 1-6 in favour of the home side.

The second half started brightly, with Graigue gaining the upper hand at midfield and a brilliant goal from James Smith inspired them on to the narrowest of victories, 3-15 to 3-14.
The subs who were introduced all played their part, with Tommy and Eamon Egan adding a point each.
GBC: 1. Padraig Dunphy 2. Peter Boland 3. Daniel Cahill 4. Padraig Murphy 5. Johnny Dunne 6. Paddy Kennedy (0-3,2f) 7. Padraig Tynan 8. Philip Heafey (0-5) 9. Eoin Corcoran 10. Kevin Cleere 11. James Smith (2-2) 12. Shane Murphy (0-1) 13. Brendan Hayes (1-1) 14. Eoin Robinson 15. James Gleeson (0-1)
Subs: Tommy Egan (0-1), Eamon Egan (0-1), JP Murphy, Paddy Dalton, John Robinson, Cathal Dermody, Sean Tynan, Richie Keoghan, Jamie Hogan, Philly Doheny, Roy Armitage, Niall Cleere, John Doheny.