Thank you to Conor English for this Under 13 Hurling league play-off final match report. Towers lads ran out 6-7 v 5-6 winners against Skerries Harps to secure promotion to Division 2.
November days in the Community Centre surely don’t come better than this! Backed by a stiff breeze Towers got a dream start with a goal from the ‘returned’ Callum Hodgins and built a lead of 3-6 to 0-1 by halftime with further goals from Hodgins & Senan Kavanagh.
Against the wind in the 2nd half was always going to prove more difficult against a very good Skerries side who began to find the target from play & frees. Vital goals from Bailey Lawler & Donnachadh Desmond gave Towers the necessary breathing space to withstand a final goal flurry from Harps.
Towers proved themselves the marginally better team on the day with all of their scores coming from play. Genuinely impossible to pick one MOTM – different players stepped up at various stages especially in central positions such as Craig Moore, Rory Broderick, Craig Doherty, Aaron Leahy, Ben Casey & Cal Hodgins. But all others and the 5 subs played their parts too.
Today is a just reward for the effort & commitment shown by this squad of 21 throughout the year. They are a talented bunch of hurlers (& footballers!) but more importantly are a pleasure to be involved with. It was terrific to see them perform at their best in front of such huge support from all Towers people today.
Towers abú! Roll on 2019.