Adult Hurling vs Naomh Mearnóg - Championship

Adult Hurling vs Naomh Mearnóg – Championship
Mon, 3rd May 2004

Result: Naomh Mearnog 0-12 Castleknock 0-7

Castkleknock Junior Hurlers were beaten in the first game of the new round robin styled Championship. It was a tough fast encounter in which last year’s D Champions were playing in the B level championship.

Naomh Mearnóg were very strong from the start and it took Castleknock a couple of minutes to get up to the pace of the game. The home side started with a couple of points from distance and these were to prove decisive.

Castleknock began to get into the game with Paul Morrissey at centre back, starting to show what a classy player he is. Liam Walsh and Ger McCann were holding the half back line together well.

Jimmy Lacey scored from a free and from play to leave the scores at half time: Naomh Mearnóg 0-6 Castleknock 0-2

The second half began with a Castleknock comeback and points were scored by Paul Morrissey, Mick Stokes and Jimmy Lacey.

Castleknock put in a battling display in the second half and made a very good game of it, however Naomh Mearnog kept picking off points at crucial stages to keep ahead on the scoreline.

The full back line keep had a good solid game. Brian Lawlor in goal for Castleknock made a great save half way through the second half, to keep Castleknock in the game.

Overall the better team won on the day, by playing fast efficient hurling and taking their chances up front. Castleknock learned a great deal from the match as Naomh Mearnog were a very handy outfit and ran out deserving winners on their home pitch.

Final score: Naomh Mearnog 0-12 Castleknock 0-7

Jimmy Lacey 0.5, Mick Stokes 0.1, Paul Morrissey 0.1