Russell Rovers GAA Club News

17 April, 2012

Avondhu/Imokilly JHL vs Kildorrery
9th April 2012
For our first competitive match of the year at home in Shanagarry. We welcomed Kildorrery in our third fixture of the league, Still waiting on the first points to arrive after two defeats. With the wind at the rover’s back they started well and got the first point of the game, from a Dan Moynihan free. The lads kept up the pressure on  the Avondhu men but couldn’t extend the lead, instead it was Kildorrery who scored next and they raised the green flag, a ball floated in which deceived Eoin Ivers in the rovers goal and Kildorrery led after 8 mins. Rovers came back at them and got another point to bring them within a point. But another Kildorrery goal, a well taken shot on the edge of the 13 into the top corner, extended their lead to 4. Rovers battled back with some well taken scores by Barry Hartnett, Dan Moynihan and Shane Fleming. At the half time whistle it was level, 2-2 0-8.
With the wind at their backs the north cork men tagged on a further three point in the first 10 minutes of the half. Rovers came back and came within a point before Kildorrery extend their grip on the game further. Rovers were still within touching distance but lacked the killer touch to rattle the Kildorrery net . They had a few chances from free but against the wind it was always going to be difficult and the final score read Kildorrery 2-8 Rover 0-10, the points headed back up north and rovers still looking for their first win in this year’s hurling league, but it was a much better performance from the lads and the points are sure to follow.

Team: Eoin Ivers, J.Ahern, A.Archer, B.Fitzgerald, D.Crowley, K.Hartnett(0-2), P.Lane, J.P Ivers(0-1), D.Moynihan(0-4, 3f), E.McGrath, K.Ivers, K.Walsh, B.Hartnett(0-2), K.O’Brien

Subs used: S.Fleming (0-1), J.McGrath, B.Whelehan, D.Whelehan
Subs: A.Hartnett, J.Moynihan, B.Kearney, C.Quinlan, S.Casey, M.O’Flynn, A.Beausang,