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Mungret St. Pauls 2-18 Newcastle West 1-4
A very one sided game that was evident Newcastle West were down a few key players when they played in Adare on Sunday morning 24 June.
Within 4 minutes Mungret St. Pauls had scored their first point and goal. It was looking obvious that Mungret St. Pauls were the stronger team on the field as kickouts were being won by Mungret St. Pauls with Newcastle West having to work really hard to achieve a score which came for them in the fifteenth minute of the game by a way of a goal but it was a bit late in coming as Mungret St. Pauls had already racked up 2-6 with only one point coming from a free.
It was a clean game with Mungret St. Pauls on target for most of their scoring chances Newcastle West had wided their last chance just before the break as Mungret St. Pauls left the first half 2-11 the better.
The sun was beginning to take its toll on the players as the game took a slightly slower pace, a better half for Newcastle West in their play as they attacked each ball, Mungret St. Pauls were still splitting the posts with the ball with 4 on the trot before Newcastle West replied with a point. A penalty was awarded to Mungret St. Pauls to add to Newcastle Wests pain but the goalie got a great touch to the ball and sent it wide, this seemed to lift Newcastle West as they went on to score in the last 5 minutes of the game to bring their total to 1-4. Mungret St. Pauls took their last 3 points from play.
Noone likes to win on a one sided game but hats off to Newcastle West who did not give up through out and stayed fighting for the ball all game. Well done to our players who used their head in the game and used a free men when they could get the ball to them.
Player on the day; Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Ciarán Uwatse, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran. Oisin Moss, Colin Rochford, Billy Molyneaux, Daragh Bridgeman, James Killian, Mark Moroney, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Cillian O’Gorman, Paddy Roche, Ryan O’Connell, Andrew Donnellan, David Geary, David Guilfoyle, Jason Hassett. (14 were on the panel for the hurling final only 2 days previous)
Management; John Rochford, Liam O’Connell, Ken O’Connor, Liam O’Gorman.