Minor Hurlers Beat The Glen

Minor Hurlers Beat The Glen

August 13, 2015

Ballincollig          2-20
Glen Rovers        4-11

Our minors battled to the wire in last night’s Rebel Og Premier 2 Minor hurling championship quarter final win over the Glen at Delanys. This sets-up a semi-final place against Charleville on August 25th.

We led the Glen by seven-points at half-time on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-8, with captain Aidan O’Donovan leading by example while scoring 1-04. Gerard O’Donoghue and Ben Keohane scored a number of points each too, while at the back, James Linehan pulled off a marvelous save to keep the Glen goalless at that stage.

In the second half, Aidan O’Donovan continued where he left off striking 1-02 in the first 10 minutes (while the Glen got their first goal too). The action swung too and fro before the Glen got 2 consecutive goals to put the pressure on Ballincollig. However, our lads dug deep, with Robbie Bourke 'keeping the scoreboard ticking over' and even a last minute goal from the Glen, could not disturb our unassailable lead.

Scorers for Ballincollig: A O’Donovan 2-9 (0-4f), G O’Donoghue 0-4, R Bourke 0-3, B Keohane 0-2, C Lucey, K Spillane (0-1 each).

Ballincollig: J Linehan, R O’Donovan, J O’Leary, K Crowley; K Spillane, J Murray, L Fahy; R Bourke, S O’Neill; D O’Leary, B Keohane, G O’Donoghue; C Lucey, A O’Donovan, S Walsh.

Subs: D Murphy for S Walsh (35), J Murray for D O’Leary (55) C Bohane for C Lucey (55)