Our Under 12 hurlers have started their season well. After a strong performance 2 weeks ago at home against Westmanstown Gaels, they had the privilege of travelling north of the Liffey today to take on Saint Brigids of Blanchardstown.
The first half was very even with both teams creating plenty of chances. Some particularly good defending by both sets of backs and some fine goalkeeping also. The Kevin’s work rate was impressive, our lads were frustrated with some wides which could so easily have seen a larger margin at half time. The half time score was Kevin’s 1:2 Brigids 1:0
The Blanch boys confidence grew early in the second half and a fortuitous goal seemed to create some doubts for our lads. However Kevin’s dug deep and increased their effort once again and the rotation of players on a frequent basis injected further energy into the team. Unlike the first half we managed to convert our efforts into scores. It was a fine display by everyone with some great passing, excellent finishing and fine support play led to a well deserved victory. It was a very sporting game overall with both sets of players and coaches acknowledging the skills and efforts of their opponents at the end. Final score 4-5 to 4-2 in favour of Kevin’s. It was a good performance all around but special mention must go to Cathal Stanley and James Griffin. Laoch an Lae goes to Fiach Deane for a superb display from start to finish.
It’s now 2 wins from 2 in their Under 12 D Grading Group 2 and as Setanta have pulled out they have already received a walkover for their game on the 6th May. Kevin’s top the tables, however our next game is at home against Kilmacud Crokes who are also unbeaten. You can check out the league tables here.
This team is mentored by Sheldon Norton, David Griffin James Ryan, Nigel Quane and John Berry and have been doing a great job with the lads. They have also managed to keep their own hurling credentials low key, but the Blues News journalists hope to catch up with them soon …