June 18th, 2018 | Latest News

Seniors Hurlers Stay in the Hunt for League Honours

Cumann Pheadaír Naofa 4-21
Bredagh 2-16

Cumann Pheadaír Naofa were sitting just below table toppers Ballygalget last week and thanks to a convincing win they keep the pressure of the league leaders with a vital away fixture next week to Carryduff prior to the summer break. The game started off at a blistering pace with a gem of a goal from Jamie Grant that saw him gather the sliotar deep in his own half and set off like a gazelle down the field before crashing the sliotar to the back of the Bredagh net. Niall McParland, Antoin Magill and Tom Daly swiftly added to the tally, before Daly having rounded his marker was left with just the keeper to beat. The blues found themselves were now five points up with barely five minutes on the clock. Although Bredagh did manage to score a goal from a side-line on fourteen minutes, they tried hard to press up the field but were forced but were found themselves under severe pressure as their wide tally began to mount.

The blues continued to score further points with Saran McElroy popping up from half back to get his name on the sheet. With five minutes to go before half time James O’Hare had dropped over his fourth score of the half as the full forward line of O’Hare, Daly & Grant seemed unstoppable with 2-6 between them they had torn the Bredagh defence to shreds, leaving the half time score 2-13 to 1-10 in favour of the blues.

O’Hare scored the opening goal of the half within a minute, before Midfielder Antoin Magill added a fourth blues goal on two minutes. The blues continued to press forward as Grant Oggie Murphy and another point from O’Hare saw the lead extended to fourteen points within the opening five minutes. The blues got a little complacent and for the next ten minutes could only manage a single point from O’Hare as Bredagh chipped away at the lead scoring a goal and four points to half the difference between the sides.

The final ten minutes saw the home side get back on track as O’Kane, Grant and Magill added to the blues score-line. O’Kane grabbed the final score of the game with a fifty metre free to close out the game and ensure a comfortable eleven point home victory.

Cumann Pheadaír Naofa scorers: – James O’Hare 1-5, Jamie Grant 1-3, Antoin Magill 1-3, John O’Kane 0-5, Tom Daly 1-1, Niall McParland 0-2, Saran McElroy 0-1, Oggie Murphy 0-1