MILLSTREET LIFT DUHALLOW HURLING LEAGUE TITLE
Millstreet held their nerve to fashion a worthy 3-13 to 2-9 triumph over Kilbrin in the Duhallow Junior A Hurling League Final played in Meelin last Friday evening
Operating with fluency and confidence, Millstreet superior team work shone through for much of the hour though a brave comeback by the defending holders Kilbrin cut an eight point deficit to the minimum.
However Millstreet regained their earlier momentum and a productive finish yielded telling scores to allow team captain Donal Twomey accept the League trophy for the second time in three seasons.
Playing against the strong breeze in the opening half, Millstreet got off to a lightning start with Brendan Quirke goaling inside the opening min.
Millstreet proceeded to gain a commanding position and points to John Lehane and the McCarthys confirmed Millstreet’s sharpness and greater hunger andthey were well worth their interval advantage of 1-5 to 0-5.
And Millstreet set the trend upon the restart –a deflected goal by Tadgh Collins and three points from Kevin McCarthy and John Lehane extended their hand to lead 2-8 to 0-6.
Kilbrin rose to the challenge brillantly and the games complexion turned in dramatic fashion and a 2-1 tally without reply trimmed the arrears 2-8 to 2-7 at the three quarter mark.
And Millstreet were forced to weather further Kilbrin pressure before regaining their earlier composure with Brendan Quirke, Stephen Barrett and Kevin McCarthy adding points. Fittingly Millstreet finished on the ascendency and a finely struck goal by Kevin McCarthy sealed the destination of the league title.
Millstreet: Finbarr Corcoran, Donal Corcoran, John Moylan, Gerard McCarthy, Brian Sheehan, Donal Twomey, Donough McCarthy, Denis Kiely, Sean Barrett, D.onal Cashman, Stephen Barrett, Kevin McCarthy, John Lehane, Tadgh Collins, Brendan Quirke.
– from the old Millstreet Website: http://homepage.eircom.net/~millstreetupdate/gaa.html
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