Junior Hurling: Na Gaeil Oga v Erin Go Bragh

Three out of three for Erin go Bragh

Na Gaeil Oga 2-5

Erin Go Bragh 7-22

 

Erin go Bragh continued their form in Division 8 with a top performance and win over Na Gaeil Oga  on a bright and blustery day in St. Catherines Park, Lucan. The match took a while to get going as both team battled with a strong crosswind in the first half. Quick points from Pat Quinn and Aidan Watson kept Erin go Bragh with a nose in front before a decisive finish from Pat Quinn after some good build up play gave EGB some room to breathe. 

Similar to last week, the EGB forwards and midfield were working extremely hard and making it very difficult for their opposition to clear their lines. Robert Watson and Damien O'Donoghue were continuing to find space and exploit scores as the game approached half time. Na Gaeil Oga set out with an extra man in defence at the cost of their centre forward, a move which did little to stifle EGB as it provided the D15 men a sound base from which to attack. Kevin Kenny as the free man at centre back tidied up loose ball confidently and distributing to a free man each time, leaving EGB with a  score of 1-9 in the first half and the EGB backs keeping their men to only 4 points.

The second half continued much in the same vein as the first with David Kennedy and Kevin Larkin ruling midfield and Gavin Brady finding himself in space  on many occasions. Brady was able to add scores to a very committed performance this week and made the most of his superiority over his marker. 

EGB stretched ahead as they brought on John Monaghan, Brian Farrell and Moses Wanjigo, with each player contributing as Erin Go Bragh finished with 7 goals and 22 points. Committed goal keeping by Garret Dalton and calm defending kept Na Gaeil Oga at bay as EGB ran out winners by a huge margin. 


Team: G Dalton, T Kennedy, M Duffy, K Scanlon (0-1), C Dolan, K Kenny, J Harding, K Larkin (0-5), D Kennedy, R Watson (1-5)., D O'Donoghue (B Farrell (2-2)), G Brady (0-2), A Watson (1-2) (M Wanjigo), P Quinn (2-5), D Mulcahy (J Monaghan (1-0))

-Tom Kennedy

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