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Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipp Minor A Hurling Championship - JK Brackens Óg 2-22 Moycarkey Borris 2-12

posted 6 Jul 2017, 12:00 by Michelle Donnelly
Thurles Credit Union Mid Tipp Minor A Hurling Championship
Moycarkey Borris commenced their Minor A Hurling Championship on Wednesday last in Clonmore with JK Brackens Óg as their opponents. Moycarkey started strong with a Max Hackett point in the opening minute but it was equalised quickly by JK Brackens Óg, still within that minute Anthony McKelvey rattled the net for a goal for Moycarkey. JK Brackens Óg followed with two points and Max Hackett in the eighth, kept Moycarkey ahead with another point. Points were traded but Brackens raised their own green flag in the seventeenth minute to push forward JK Brackens Óg 1-4 Moycarkey Borris 1-3. The game was nip and tuck for the next quarter with both sides adding three further points to their score line until in the final minute of injury time JK Brackens Óg added two unanswered points to go in at half time, JK Brackens Óg 1-9 Moycarkey Borris 1-6.

The second half opened with the same intensity as the first half with four points added to each score line in the first quarter. However, JK Brackens Óg then hit a purple patch with three unanswered points to stretch the margin to six points. In the fifty first minute a long ball from Anthony McKelvey tipped James Dillon’s hurl to drop over the keepers head into the goal mouth. This did not bother JK Brackens Óg as they added a goal in reply. Now the six point margin had returned and JK Brackens Óg showed no sign of tiring when they added a further six points to Moycarkey Borris two finishing the game, JK Brackens Óg 2-22 Moycarkey Borris 2-12. In their Round 2 game Moycarkey Borris will play Holycross Ballycahill on Wednesday, July 19th at 7.30pm in Littleton.
Moycarkey Borris team – Ciaran Kirwan; David O’Donnell, Tom Ryan, Mark Heffernan; Michael Murphy, Rory Darmody, Bill Maher; Kieran Kearney, James Dillon (1-0); Max Hackett (0-4), John Kirwan, Shane Maher; Diarmuid Maher (0-1), Anthony McKelvey (1-7, 6 frees), Jack Hackett.
Subs used - Bill Hackett for Jack Hackett (48th)