North Junior B Hurling League Rd 3 – GBC v Barrow Rangers

Report by Teresa Corcoran
On Easter Monday, April 20th the Graigue Ballycallan Junior B team came up against Barrow Rangers on a windswept day in Tom Ryall Park.
With a significant breeze behind them in the first half, Barrow Rangers dominated the scoreline, putting over 6 points from play and could have had a goal or 2 from play had it not been for some fine goalkeeping from Padraig Dunphy. Graigue Ballycallan, in contrast, only scored 3 points in the first half, all from frees. HT score GBC 0-3 Barrow Rangers 0-7
The second half started similarly to the first, with Barrow Rangers scoring another point. However, Graigue Ballycallan dug in, defending well and creating numerous chances. This showed on the scoreboard as the gap between the teams began to narrow. Philly Heafey scored some excellent points from wing forward and Paddy Kennedy continued to convert the frees.
Despite this resurgence though, Graigue could not pull ahead as Barrow Rangers never let their heads drop. An intense game, epitomised by some hard hits from both teams and a late red card for Barrow Rangers, ended as a draw. Full time score: Graigue Ballycallan 0-14 Barrow Rangers 0-14.
Team: Padraig Dunphy, Peter Boland, Daniel Cahill, Padraig Murphy, Joey Corcoran, Paddy Kennedy (0-4 frees), Padharic Tynan, Eoin Corcoran, Conor Hogan, James Gleeson, James Smith (0-1), Philly Heafey (0-8 2 frees), Cathal Dermody, Brendan Hayes, Paddy Dalton
Subs: J P Murphy for C Dermody (0-1) Eamon Egan for J Gleeson, Philip Doheny for B Hayes, Sean Tynan, Tommy Egan, John Robinson, John Doheny, Edward Delaney