Match Report

U-13 Hurlers County Champions !!!!

Date Filed: 05 September 2021

The U-13s came through a tough battle against Bredagh A to be crowned All-County B champions on a scoreline of 3-6 to 3-1.

In a tight first half Dún Árd dominated but struggled to convert their possessions into scores. Bredagh were more efficient and a goal right before the water break meant they took a 1-1 to 0-1 lead. Dún Árd responded well after the water break thanks to 3 Conor Comiskey points and some excellent defending from Eoin Devine and Brian McCartan in the full back line. A well taken Declan McGovern goal before the halftime meant we took a deserved 1-4 to 1-1 lead at half-time.

In the second half the boys never let slip and continued to put relentless pressure any time a Bredagh man got possession with a great display of hooking and blocking. A Bredagh goal levelled the match but once again Dún Árd replied through Conor Comiskey who scored an excellent point from 50 yards and another Declan McGovern goal set up by the tenacious Stephen Comiskey.
At the second water break Dún Árd led 2-5 to 2-1.

Just after the final water break Bredagh hit a sucker punch of a goal to put just 1 point in it. But it was Harry Mooney's time to step up and after making a great catch from a puck out he soloed down the field and buried the ball in the top corner of the net with a sensational shot from 25 yards to restore a 4 point lead. The defence spearheaded by Anjum Hussain repelled the Bredagh attack in the final 10 minutes and another Comiskey point pushed the lead out to 5.
Referee Peter Owens blew the full time whistle leading to jubilant scenes of celebration from players and spectators alike.

Final score Dún Árd 3-6 Bredagh 3-1.
J Bradley, E Devine, N Murphy, B McCartan, T Maginn, A Hussain, R Watters, C Comiskey, T Cunningham, E McEldowney, H Mooney, C Powell, J McAleavey, D McGovern, P Tavey, J Campbell, S Comiskey, H Patterson, M C Murphy, E Kelland, J Taylor

C Comiskey 0-6, D McGovern 2-0 and H Mooney 1-0.