Round Towers 4-18,Whitehall 2-4 – thanks to John Quinlan for report.
Following on from an away win against Wild Geese in the championship on Thursday,it was back to league action for the junior hurlers on Sunday morning in the Community Centre.
With their 100% record on the line against one of the teams in second place this was an important game . With a large number of players injured or away it was very encouraging that we were still able to field a strong team with Conor Hart making his debut and it highlights the progress made so far this season. With Fergal playing with the seniors, Declan Rafferty was the bainisteoir for the day.
After an early exchange of points of points Towers put themselves in a strong position with a Darren Gilligan goal following a fine run much to the delight of Sally on the sideline. A number of good points by Martin Doyle kept the score board ticking over and at half time despite playing against the breeze Towers led by 1-7 to 0-2.
The second half saw Towers get the early goal they needed and there was always only going to be one winner after that . A wide spread of scores including – further goals from Aidan Smith and Philly Carroll – saw Towers enjoy an emphatic 20 point victory. While Towers had a number of wides throughout the game it was encouraging that they still managed to post a good score-line with the vast majority of scores coming from play.
Overall another very strong team performance on the day with the defenders and goalie performing very well as a unit .The midfielders and forwards combined well throughout, taking good scores and passing the sliothar to players in a better position when required.
After a successful few days the team can look forward to knock out championship action later in the Summer and remain top of the table with their 100 % record intact.
Training continues during the week as the team seeks to build on it’s momentum so far this season.
Team: John Delaney,John Weafer,Connie Ryan,Gabriel McCuillan,Conor Hart,Martin Sheehan,Niall Corless.Martin Doyle,Rory Keogh,Darren Gilligan,Aidan Smith,Chris Kavanagh,Eoin Huthchinson,Wayne Brennan, John Quinlan & Philly Carroll.