Senior Hurling Championship: Opening round win for Delvin

Senior Hurling Championship – 1st Round
Delvin 2-12 Brownstown 0-13

Alan Clune makes a fine catch for Delvin in the opening round of the SHC against Brownstown.
Alan Clune makes a fine catch for Delvin in the opening round of the SHC against Brownstown.
Delvin opened their 2106 championship campaign with a hard fought 5 point victory over our neighbours Brownstown at Cusack Park on Sunday evening. After a solid start with points from Darragh Clinton and Conor Dolan Brownstown hit a purple patch scoring 5 of the next 6 scores to go into a 5 pt to 3 lead and put us under a lot of pressure particularly as Delvin had the aid of strong breeze. Delvin got back into the game with point from Dolan and a great long range score from Alan Cox to draw level at 5 apiece. Delvin finished the half the stronger with 4 points from Clinton to go in at half time up 0-10 to 0-7.

Delvin needed a strong start to the second half and got it with a goal from Paddy Farrington and had a great opening 10 minutes and when Farro batted his second goal in and Clinton followed with a point we moved into a 10 point lead 2-12 to 0-8 with 18 minutes remaining. Ronan Kelly was then sent off for a second yellow card and Brownstown finished strong to score the last 5 points but Delvin held on to win on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-13. Special mention to Alan Clune who was immense for the Valley men in the 2nd half.

Team & Scorers:- John O’Shaughnessy, Graeme Daly, Frank McGrath, Tosh Clune, Aaron McCormack, Conor Dolan (0-2), Alan Clune, Stefan Ennis, Alan Cox (0-1), Ronan Kelly, Darragh Clinton (0-8), Patrick Clune, Niall Williams, Paddy Farrington (2-1), Dan Clune. Subs:- Fintan Cox, Johnny O’Reilly, Ollie Cassidy, Stephen Reilly, John Cogan, Eoin Carolan, Barry Williams

Our u8’splayed in Cusack Park on Tuesday and Thursday evening in the county football and hurling blitz and performed well.

Our u10’s have a football blitz in Bunbrosna on Tuesday evening at 7pm