County Glory for Under 14s 2021-09-27 20:13:00


Inniscarra were crowned Rebel Og Coiste Fe 14 Group 1 Hurling League Champions on Wednesday evening after defeating Sarsfields by 4 - 7 to 15 points in Riverstown. This was a well deserved victory after a game of high quality hurling with both sides leading at various stages and approaching the final whistle Inniscarra trailed by two points but up stepped Darragh O'Shea with an unstoppable shot to the net and from the resultant puck out, Cathal Lyons sent the ball to the net to record a notable victory over very strong opposition.

Inniscarra started slowly and trailed by five points to one, the Inniscarra point coming from a free from Jack Shine from the half way line after a good catch and clearance by Colman Aherne was gathered by Sean Og Holland who was fouled. Inniscarra were sluggish at this stage but a good interception by goalkeeper Conor Costelloe proved vital as his clearance was caught by Alan Heelan who fed Jack O'Mahony and he scored a beautiful point off his left side. Superb defending by Conor Gould and David Enright got the ball to Sean O'Sullivan and his pass to Kieran Keohane was inch perfect behind the defence and with just the goalkeeper to beat he struck for a fantastic goal. Inniscarra were now back in the game and a good catch by Colm Herlihy stopped an opposition attack. 

First water break Inniscarra 1 - 2, Sarsfields 0 - 5.

After the restart Conor Costelloe made another vital save but Sarsfields tagged on three points before a good block and clearance by Conor Leisk reached David Enright whose pass to Sean O'Sullivan was transferred to Jack O'Mahony resulting in a free which Senan Brislane pointed. A superb block by Jack Shine and an equally superb catch by Jack O'Mahony didnt result in scores but kept the morale high. 


Inniscarra had a good start to the second half with a good through ball from Colm Herlihy reaching Darragh O'Shea who forced a 65 which Jack Shine dropped into the square and Kieran Keohane deflected to the net. Good defensive work by Conor Gould and Sean Og Holland resulted in a free which Jack Shine took and picked out Cathal Lyons who scored another good point. A good block and clearance by substitute Joshua O'Sullivan got the ball to Alan Heelan who picked out Senan Brislane for his second point and this was followed by another point from a free by Senan Brislane after a foul on Jack O'Mahony. Sarsfields then scored 4 points before Kieran Keohane replied with a point after good work by Conor Leisk and David Enright. 

Second water break Inniscarra 2 - 7, Sarsfields 0 - 12.

Inniscarra had a good few wides in the fourth quarter with Sarsfields scoring 3 points which made for a tense finish but Daniel Murray, Darragh O'Donoghue and Shane Maher when introduced all contributed to the final onslaught which saw Darragh O'Shea and Cathal Lyons scoring two very important goals to hand Inniscarra a fantastic and well deserved victory.

Scorers, Kieran Keohane 2 - 1, Cathal Lyons 1 - 1, Darragh O'Shea 1 - 0, Senan Brislane 0 - 3, Jack Shine 0 - 1, Jack O'Mahony 0 - 1.

Team, Conor Costelloe, Conor Gould, Conor Leisk, Colman Aherne, Sean Og Holland, David Enright, Jack Shine, Alan Heelan, Colm Herlihy, Cathal Lyons, Jack O'Mahony, Darragh O'Shea, Senan Brislane, Kieran Keohane, Sean O'Sullivan. subs, Joshua O'Sullivan for Colman, Shane Maher for Darragh O'Shea, Daniel Murray for Sean O'Sullivan, Darragh O'Shea for Conor Leisk, Darragh O'Donoghue for Kieran Keohane, Oran Dennehy. Ross Foley, Nicholas Glazier, Reece Murray, Joey O'Donoghue.

Captain Jack O'Mahony accepted the cup from Rebel Og rep Peter Watson and thanked the parents and large Inniscarra supporters present and also mentors Michael Brislane, Cormac Shine, Sean O'Donoghue, John O'Mahony, Sean Holland ,David O'Keeffe and first aid Yvonne O'Donoghue,

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