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Minor hurlers reach county final

posted 2 Oct 2017, 12:22 by Edenderry GAA   [ updated 3 Oct 2017, 13:09 ]

Edenderry 2-15
Tullamore 1-8

Edenderry's minor hurlers have reached the county final after a ten point victory over Tullamore on Saturday afternoon in Killeigh.

The game was fiercely contested for over fifty minutes and it was only after the introduction of Eoin Dunne late in the second half that saw the reds pull away after the substitute racked up 1-2 in five minutes.

Tullamore just about shaded the opening twenty minutes and they led by 0-4 to 0-3. Edenderry's full back line was under severe pressure but they held out well. Edenderry really came into the game around the middle third for the final ten minutes of the half and found themselves 0-7 0-5 ahead at half time.

Edenderry performed well at the start of the second half with Conor McCarthy in particular really to the fore contributing 1-2 in the opening ten minutes. Twenty minutes into the second half there was four points between the sides and Tullamore were still battling hard and making life very difficult for the reds.

A late flurry of scores from senior footballer Eoin Dunne helped Edenderry to close out the game in comfortable fashion but it was a very tough game throughout.

Edenderry will play the winners of CRC Gaels and Clara in the final.

Team: Ciaran Nolan, Alan Harte, Ryan O’Neill, Lorcan Reilly, Alex Cummins, Briain Nolan, Peter Butler, Oisin O’Grady (0-5, 4f), Ciaran Breen, Conor McCarthy (1-3), Shane Cummins (0-1), Dan Lowry, Barry Coffey (0-1), Jack Downing, Cian Farrell (0-3)

Subs: Eoin Dunne (1-2) for Jack Downing, Andrew Hughes for Dan Lowry.

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