U13 HL Round 2 – GBC v Mooncoin – 25/06/2021

GBC continued where they left off in the last match with a brace of fine goals. The match was played in Tom Ryall Park on a perfect evening for hurling. The pitch was as always in perfect condition and a nice crowd cheering on the lads.

The first 10 minutes was a tense affair with both teams showing great hurling, tackling and hooking and it looked like it would be tough battle for the hour, but GBC started to settle down and played some really intelligent hurling. The movement from the two forward lines started to show promise and with it came a hat-trick of goals from Ben McEvoy. He was ably assisted by the hard working Michael Tynan at centre forward who is adding point scoring to his considerable goal threat and this bodes well for later in the year.

Keelan Lynch starting in the unfamiliar position of Centre back was in excellent form batting away any signs of danger and was helped by David Walton and Sean O’Dea on either side. This trio left little ball through to worry the full back line trio of Cian Ronan, Oran Hoyne and tough tackling Sean O’Halloran. 

With Cormac Neary and the ceaseless energy of Reggie Carthy in midfield picking up most of the loose ball and winning nearly all of the rucks that they entered, ensured the Mooncoin midfield did not get on top for very long throughout the match.

Up front the clever runs of Aidan Ging, Joshua Malone and Sean East ensured that there was plenty space for Ben McEvoy, Michael Tynan and Martin Brennan to take advantage of and take advantage they did with some clinical finishing for the goals.

Half time score was GBC 7-7   Mooncoin 0-2

Shane Hogan in the goals although a spectator for most of the first half had a little more to do in the second half. He made a couple of timely interventions and didn’t have any hope saving the two Mooncoin goals.

Andrew Tector, Darragh Burke, Donnacha Kenny, Tom Brennan, Martin Wall and John White all came on during the second half and although Mooncoin with the breeze to their backs rallied, in truth the damage that GBC inflicted in the opening half was never going to be repaired and the scoreline finished 8-9 to 2-11 and a thoroughly deserved second win for this group of U13’s

Next up will be Dunnamaggin next week in Tom Ryall Park at 7.30pm.

Great to see so many people back supporting the boys home and away.

GBC Team and Scorers: Shane Hogan, Cian Ronan, Oran Hoyne, Sean O’Halloran, Sean O’Dea, Keelan Lynch, Reggie Carthy, Cormac Neary 0-2, David Walton, Aidan Ging, Michael Tynan 1-5, Sean East, Joshua Malone, Ben McEvoy 6-2, Martin Brennan 1-0

Subs: Andrew Tector, Tom Brennan, John White, Donnacha Kenny, Darragh Burke, Martin Wall

Report by Shane Lynch GBC