Colaiste Chiarain 2.15 HFCS Rathcoole 2.11
The Colaiste Chiarain Junior hurling qualified for this years final after a hard fought victory over Holy Family Community School. The game was played in strong winds and on a heavy pitch at the Commercials Hurling Club in Rathcoole. However both teams served up an exciting game and a game of a really high standard for December. Colaiste Chiarain played against the wind in the first half and went in at the break trailing by a point, 1.7 to 1.6 with the Colaiste Chiarain goal coming from a brilliant Darragh Melville strike.
The second half got off to the worst possible start as HFCS Rathcoole took control and opened up a 6 point lead with 15 mins to go. However, the effort, attitude and motivation of the Colaiste Chiarain lads shone through and points from captain Ben Travers and Darragh Melville plus a vital goal from Jake Casey saw Colaiste Chiarain over the line. This was a great team performance with some excellent individual performances from James Bowden, 1st Year Conall Henson, Jake Casey, Nathan Browne and Ben Travers. A special mention to a heroic defensive display from Dara Mooney and an outstanding attacking performance from Darragh Melville.
Team: Karl Burke, Evan Malone, James Bowden, Conall Henson, Dara Mooney, Ciaran Silke, Jake Casey, Nathan Browne, Rory Noonan, Ben Travers, Darragh Melville, Alex Barrett, Michael Ball.
Subs: Ethan Meehan, Sean McManus, S James Foster, Paul Donnellan.