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Mungret St. Pauls 3-11 Bruff 2-13

It took extra time to finish this game and it all came down to the last minute before supporters could breath on Friday 22 June in Claughaun on a very hot day.

A point a piece opened the game followed by cheers from the Bruff supporters as they hit the net, but Mungret St. Pauls kept their heads and played the game knowing they were 3 points behind made them work harder and they pulled ahead with skill as they went 2 goals and 2 points unanswered, the second goal came from a well taken penalty. Bruff were working on their scores as well but were expertly denied a goal by Mungret St. Pauls goalie.There was a share of scores for both sides and just before the half time whistle Bruff sent the ball toward our defense which ended in the net bringing them back into the game and a draw at the end of the first half.

The second half was played more on the field with both sides only scoring 3 points a piece to draw again. Extra time declared the boys had to muster more energy as the game was hotting up on the pitch and both teams were looking to win the game. This was a tight game with little going astray it really was coming down to who got into a scoring position and took their chance. Mungret St. Pauls scored their 3 points in the first half of extra time on the trot with Bruff only managing a point either side.

A mere point a head Mungret St. Pauls had to hold their minimal lead to through the last 10 minutes of the game and get everyone working on the pitch. This was a nail biting part of the game as it looked like Mungret St. Pauls had lost their steam as Bruff powered on to 2 points ahead and Mungret St. Pauls at their crucial time were sending their shots to the wrong side of the uprights until the ball was sent to the right position and the strike was defiantly the strongest one through the whole game as the ball passed 4 Bruff players to burn through the back of the net, we think they are still looking for the ball. Mungret St. Pauls were back to their point a head and all eyes were on the ref as the clock ticked down until the final whistle and joy as the game was finally over and Mungret St. Pauls declared winners of the U-15 Hurling League. Well done players.

Players on the day; Rian Murphy, Darragh O’Connor, Conor White, David Guilfoyle, Daragh Bridgeman, Barry Duff, Conor O’Halloran, Billy Molyneaux, Jack McCarthy, JJ Harrington, Mark Moroney, Oisin Moss, Cillian O’Gorman, Liam Lynch, Colin Rochford, david Geary, Fintan Fitzgerald, Mark O’Brian, Mark Buckley, Jason Hassett, Cian Moloney.

Management; Liam O’Gorman, Mike Fitzgerald, Tom Bridgeman, Joe Harrington, John Rochford.

 

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