County Title for U15 Hurlers 2016-10-25 14:40:00


At Blarney on Sunday last Inniscarra had a comprehensive victory over Mallow in the Premier 2a Fe-15 Hurling Championship. Playing against the strong wind in the first half Inniscarra laid the foundation for victory with a powerful display of first class hurling. A long range free against the wind by Padraig Holland after a foul on Colin O'Leary led to Inniscarra’s first score. Mallow then scored a goal after a good save by Evin Cunningham but the follow up found the net. Shortly afterwards Mallow were in on goal again but a timely interception by Ronan Twomey saved a certain goal. Lovely stickwork by Oisin Morris created a good goal scoring opportunity but his shot across goal went just wide. Brilliant defending by Jack O'Sullivan turned defence into attack and he found Mark Buckley who hand-passed to Dylan Colgan and he placed the ball in the corner of the net. A great catch by Fergal O'Leary picked out Dylan Colgan but his shot struck the crossbar and was cleared. A 65 was converted by Padraig Holland for another great score against the strong wind. A superb blockdown and play by Sean Sheehan led to a point by Fergal O'Leary and then Peter Sheehan cleared upfield for Darragh Murphy to score a very good point. A lovely line ball by Fergal O'Leary picked out Padraig Holland and he turned and struck the ball between the posts. A good delivery by Colin O'Leary was finished to the net by David Kiely to leave the score at half time


Inniscarra continued the second half with excellent hurling and score taking. A long range point by Fergal O'Leary was followed by a pointed free by Padraig Holland after a foul on Oisin Morris. David Kiely then scored a very good point before Mark Buckley was through on goal and was fouled. A penalty ensued which Padraig Holland duly dispatched to the net. Mallow responded with a goal but two superb points by Fergal O'Leary and Padraig Holland and good defending by Shane Aherne and Eoin O'Herlihy kept Inniscarra well in control. Another goal each by Dylan Colgan and David Kiely and a point by Fergal O'Leary completed the Inniscarra scoring 

Final Score INNISCARRA 5 - 11 MALLOW 2 - 5.

Scorers, Padraig Holland 1-5, David Kiely 2-1, Dylan Colgan 2-0,  Fergal O'Leary 0-4, Darragh Murphy 0 -1.

Team, Evin Cunningham, Ronan Twomey, Shane Aherne(c), Eoin O'Herlihy, Peter Sheehan, Jack O'Sullivan, Sean Sheehan, Fergal O'Leary, Colin O'Leary, Padraig Holland, David Kiely, Darragh Murphy, Oisin Morris, Mark Buckley, Dylan Colgan.  Subs, Sean Leisk for Eoin O'Herlihy, David Hoare for Peter Sheehan, Eric O'Callaghan for David Kiely, David Kelly for Darragh Murphy, Graeme Kelly for Oisin Morris, Cian O'Sullivan for Dylan Colgan,  Stephen Linehan, Jack Egan, Eoghan Dinan.

The captain of the victorious Inniscarra team Shane Aherne accepted the cup from Michael O'Mahony of Rebel Og in front of a very large group of family and supporters and he thanked all and in particular the team mentors Eoin O'Keeffe, Philip O'Leary, Brian Hayes, Tony Hegarty and Daire Holland who guided this team to their second county title in successive years.

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