Junior A Hurling Championship 1st Round 25/07/2020 – GBC v James Stephens

Graigue Ballycallan  took on James Stephens in the 1st Round of the JJ Kavanagh Junior A Championship in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on a wet Saturday at 2.30pm. GBC got off to a perfect start when they went 3 points up within the first 3 minutes with scores from Oisín Egan (free and 65) and a well taken point from play from Simon O’Dywer. GBC kept up the pressure on James Stephens, with our backs hurling well and three more points from play from Oisín Egan, Vinny Teehan and Shane Hennessy leaving the score 0-6 to 0-4. James Stephens started to come into the game more as the first half was coming to an end but more points from Oisín, Shane and Vinny left the score at halftime GBC 0-9 James Stephens 0-7
Again in the second half, GBC had a strong start and after 13 minutes GBC were 0-16 to 0-8 with points from Oisín Egan, Shane Hennessy and Vinny Teehan. More points from Oisín, Vinny and Simon saw GBC  winning on a scoreline of 0-22 to 0-9.A very good win for GBC on a wet day. They now will look forward to next round in two weeks time.Scorers: Oisín Egan 0-11 (8f, 1 65) Vinny Teehan 0-5, Shane Hennessy and Simon O’Dywer 0-3 each.

Team: Richie O’Neill, Dara Walton, Bob Murphy, Dermot Ryall, Tom Dunphy, Stephen Keoghan, James Ryall, Simon O’Dywer, Philly Cahill, Shane Hennessy, Vinny Teehan, Willie O’Connor, Ciaran Hogan, Oisín Egan and Adam O’Brien.

Subs used: Peter Murphy for Ciaran Hogan, Padraig Tynan for Simon O’Dywer (Inj), Joey Corcoran for Adam O’Brien, Luke O’Brien for Dara Walton , Eoin Delahunty for Shane Hennessy (Inj).

Report by Noel Brett