U13 City League hurling match v Valley Rovers on Tuesday 21 April at 7pm. Venue : Ballygarvan.

November 8, 2018

 with the goal coming from long range free that was deflected over the line. Ballygarvan’s goalkeeper Calum O Brien and his defence were heroic in the first half with notable performances from Adam O Leary, Luke O Halloran, Conor O Brien, Robert O Donovan, John Bowen and Colm O Sullivan. Despite the minor set back the players were upbeat at half time and they were determined to continue and build on the great first half display. Andrew French began to upset the Valley Rovers midfield with his tenacious tackling while the forwards tackled like their lives depended on every ball. Great hooks and blocks by Richard Cassidy, Luke Dunlea and Adam Brennan were noted by all in attendance. While the commitment of Dan Begley, Aaron Buckley andd Killian Fitzgerald never wained despite the lack of ball in the second half.

Great credit must be extended to all the players who showed great skill, bravery and a ‘never say die’ attitude in battling against the odds in the second half. Colin O Callaghan scored a point from a free while Killian Fitzgerald scored a super point from play late in the half. Valley Rover’s experience, they had 19 U13 players to call upon while Ballygarvan had 9 U13’s and 10 U12’s, saw them pull away from the battling Garvan’s to see them win the game in a comfortable fashion. The Ballygarvan U13 coaches were very proud of their team after the game and they are delighted with the progress to date. The Valley Rovers coaches were also delighted with the competitive game and noted how much Ballygarvan have improved over the last few years.

Ballygarvan: Calum O Brien, Adam O Leary, Luke O Halloran, Conor O Brien, Robert O Donovan, John Bowen, Colm O Sullivan, Andrew French, Colin O Callaghan, Richard Cassidy, Aaron Buckley, Luke Dunlea, Adam Brennan, Dan Begley, Killian Fitzgerald, Matthew Anthony, Shane Sexton, Harry Naidoo and Darragh Mannion.