Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final V’s Sarsfields 27/09/2015
Erins Own 1-13 Sarsfields 0-16
It was a tight affair throughout this senior hurling championship semi-final clash against our neighbours Sarsfields, from the off it was point for point, Mark Collins opened the scoring for Erins Own with a nice point from the wing, Eoghan Murphy was spot on with his free taking for the hour, before the break he pointed 2 from play, 4 from frees & 1 from a 65, Erins Own backs were hurling well with Cathal O Mahony in fine form, 8 points apiece at half time, Robbie O Flynn was introduce at the break who brought a spark of life to the attack when adding a point, the real excitement came in the 43rd minute when Erins Own were awarded a penalty & Eoghan Murphy making no mistake in finding the net to give us a 3 point lead, Sars pulled back two points & then were awarded a penalty which saw Shay Bowen save & deflect over the bar, Stephen Cronin pointed & Eoghan Murphy added another 3 points from frees, which saw the game ending in a draw, Erins Own looked to be the better team, but Sars never left them pull away & had their own chance to win the game with a last minute Cian McCarthy free trailing wide in to be the last puck of the game, Cathal O Mahony deserved man of the match with another fine performance, Shay Bowen made some fine saves when called on, Kilian & Shane Murphy put in a strong game, Cormac Dooley & Sean Kelly also played well.
Team in Full: 1.Shay Bowen 2.Cian O Connor 3.Cormac Dooley 4.Kilian Murphy 5.Stephen Cronin 6.Shane Murphy 7.Cathal O Mahony 8.Mossy Carroll 9.Sean Kelly 10.Kieran Murphy 11.Colm Coakley 12.Mark Collins 13.Cian O Callaghan 14.Eoghan Murphy 15.Alan Bowen, Subs Used: Robbie O Flynn for Colm Coakley (ht) Stephen Horgan for Cian O Callaghan & Andrew Power for Mossy Carroll
Referee: David Copps (Ballyhea).