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U10 Hurlers ease past Brosna Gaels

November 8, 2018

Edenderry........4-07
Brosna Gaels......1-02

Last Sunday evening, Edenderry's under 10 hurlers maintained their recent good form as they defeated Brosna Gaels in the first round of the U10 Competition.

Under new rules this year, the games in the U10 competition have ten minutes of ground hurling at the start of each half. During this period in the first half Edenderry played really well, and put together some excellent moves from the likes of Ryan O'Neill, Eoin Dunne, Conor McCarthy, Briain Nolan and Martin Keogh. But unfortunately Brosna Gaels were just able to hold The Reds at bay. When the signal came from referee Ciaran Groome that the ten minutes were up, Edenderry started to make their dominance show on the scoreboard. Ciaran Breen grabbed the first score of the game as he sent the sliotar to the top corner of the net for a goal, after Cian Farrell had found him with a very good pass. Edenderry soon followed that goal with a brilliant point as Alex Cummins delivered a long ball to full forward Cian Farrell, who made a great catch and sent the ball over the bar. Cian then grabbed his second point, as he doubled on a high ball sent in by Shane Cummins, and the ball flew over the bar. Just before half time Cian Farrell scored Edenderry's second goal to leave eight points between the teams at the break.

Halftime, Edenderry 2-02 Brosna Gaels 0-00.

During the ten minutes of ground hurling at the start of the second half, Edenderry put Brosna Gaels under pressure and got their reward when Shane Cummins converted a 65', after the Brosna Gaels goalie made a fine save. When normal play resumed Shane Cummins scored a very good goal after he sent a powerful shot to the back of the Brosna Gaels net, after a good solo run. Brosna Gaels then put the Edenderry defence under pressure which resulted in a very good point, but thanks to some fine defending from Conor Dempsey, Ciaran Nolan, and Gary Gorman, with the latter making an excellent block, it could have been a lot more. Shane Cummins then added another point from a free, which was awarded for a foul on Briain Nolan, after Oisin O'Grady found him with a brilliant long puck-out. Cian Farrell then scored a brilliant point from a very tight angle, before Oisin O'Grady made an excellent save to deny Brosna Gaels a goal. Edenderry centre-forward Alex Cummins then got his name on the scoresheet when he scored an excellent point as he pulled on the sliotar first time on the ground, and the ball flew over the bar. Brosna Gaels then scored their second point of the game, before Cian Farrell scored another goal after a brilliant clearance from Conor McCarthy. Edenderry's last score came from Oisin O'Grady, who had been switch to midfield with Shane Cummins going into goals. Oisin's score was similar to Alex Cummins' point, as he sent the ball over the bar from a shot off the ground. The last score of the game went to Brosna Gaels, as one of their forwards gave the new Edenderry goalie no chance, as he sent a low hard shot to the back of the net.

This was an excellent all round team performance from Edenderry, as they were dominant in all areas of the field. Edenderry's substitutes Stephen Pender, Jack Costello, David Ryan, Peter Butler, Craig Farrell, Aaron Mangan, Ben Lynch, Andrew Murray, Adam McGaraght, Tadgh Roche, James Young, Daniel Lowry, Eoghan Brereton, Liam Cox and Alan Harte also gave a great account of themselves when they were all introduced.

Team: Oisin O'Grady (0-1); Gary Gorman, Ryan O'Neill; Conor Dempsey, Eoin Dunne, Ciaran Nolan; Shane Cummins (1-2), Conor McCarthy; Martin Keogh, Alex Cummins (0-1), Briain Nolan; Cian Farrell (2-3), Ciaran Breen (1-0).

Substitutes: Stephen Pender, Jack Costello, David Ryan, Peter Butler, Craig Farrell, Aaron Mangan, Ben Lynch, Andrew Murray, Adam McGaraght, Tadgh Roche, James Young, Daniel Lowry, Eoghan Brereton, Liam Cox, Alan Harte.

Referee: Ciaran Groome.

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