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North U21 'B' Hurling Championship Quarter Final

posted 18 Nov 2013, 12:46 by Unknown user
Ballinahinch Gaels 3-19 Silvermines 3-14 (AET)
by Marguerite Ryan


The U21 B quarter final was taken to extra time in Templederry on Sunday last. The game started at a lively pace with Aidan Moloney from the Gaels gaining possession and pointing from play. The Silvermines were not long in responding and got their scoring started through Brian Seymour with a point from play.

Gaels kept the pressure on having a shot on goal saved by Willie Power, from this clearance the Silvermines found the net through Andy Hayden putting them ahead. After persistence from the Ballinahinch Gaels forwards the Silvermines defence fouled and Brendan Ryan rattled the net with the resulting 21 yard free. Jason Forde levelled the game after he gained possession from a Jack Corcoran free. They had much of the possession over the next five minutes with points coming from Aidan Moloney, Brendan Ryan and Pa Ryan. Silvermines steadied again in the game after wing back John Ryan was sent off for Ballinahinch Gaels. From this Silvermines had number of shots on goal, only for one to be pointed by Jason Forde, leaving Ballinahinch Gaels ahead by two points at the half time break.


The second half started with point for point affair from both sides with Silvermines levelling up the game again with fifteen minutes left in normal time with two frees from Jason Forde and a point from play from Brian Seymour. At this point silvemines pushed on with a goal and point from play through Brian Seymour and Jason Forde putting four between the sides. Centre back Odhran Floyd scored a long range free for the Gaels and points from Rob Houlihan and Martin Carey narrowed the margin. Kevin Mulcahy free’s levelled the game and a second one put them ahead again in the final minutes, forwards David Ryan and Aidan Moloney their side ahead with points from play. However Jason Forde stepped up and goaled from a 21 in the dying minutes putting the Silvermines ahead by two points and further added to this with a pointed free minute later. The Gaels raced down the other end from the puck out and were awarded a 21 which Brendan Ryan put in the back of the net drawing the game.

After an exciting finish the teams had to line out again for extra time with Ballinahinch Gaels back to their full outfit of fifteen. The fresh pair of legs spurred on Ballinahinch Gaels as they kept Silvermines to only two points in the extra time period from two Jason Forde frees. The Gaels put the pressure on at all times and point through placed balls from Brendan Ryan and Odhran Floyd. Both sides had a number of wides in the second period of extra time as the bodies were lagging from the efforts throughout the game. A goal from Aidan Moloney saw Ballinahinch Gaels go four points clear and they finish off with a point from Brendan Ryan which saw no way backc for Silvermines at this late stage.

After an entertaining encounter and brilliant passages of play from both sides throughout the game Ballinahinch Gaels had a five point margin at the final whistle.



Ballinahinch Gaels: Darragh McGrath, Rob Houlihan, Paddy Kelly, Joe Kennelly, Eddie Ryan, Odhran Floyd, John Ryan, Kevin Mulcahy, Conor Floyd, Pa Ryan, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Martin Carey, Aidan Moloney, David Ryan, Brendan Ryan. Subs: Mattie Connelly, James Healy and Tom Kennedy.


Silvermines: Willie Power, Michael Hogan, Paddy Collins, Eddie Ryan, TJ Timmons, Jack Corcoran, Eamonn Corcoran, Seamus Hogan, Sean Quinlan, Aaron Mulqueen, Jason Forde, Brian Seymour, Andy Hayden, Kieran Kennedy, David Shannahan.


Scorers: Ballinahinch Gaels: Brendan Ryan 2-04 (3 frees); Aidan Moloney 1-04; Kevin Mulcahy  0-03; Odhran Flyod, Pa Ryan, 0-02 each; Conor Floyd, Rob Houlihan, Martin Carey, David Ryan 0-01 each.