U8 & U10 Hurlers Defeat Kinnitty

November 8, 2018


Edenderry under 8 hurlers travelled to Kinnitty last Tuesday evening, and gave a blistering display of hurling which Kilkenny would have been proud of.

Edenderry started the game brightly, and got reward after four minutes of play with great goals from Daniel Lowry and Conor Dempsey, after great work from Barry Cullen, Shay Evans and Adam McCraith. Briain Nolan got in on the scoring act with two great goals, following some good play from Eoghan Brereton, Eric Corcoran, Alan Harte and Philip Loughlin. Further scores from Martin Keogh, Philip Loughlin, Briain Nolan, Daniel Lowry and Conor Dempsey gave Edenderry a comfortable lead at halftime.

In the second half Kinnitty came out all guns blazing, but Edenderry’s defence held solid, with super displays from goalkeeper Ben Lynch, and Edenderry backs Aaron Mangan, Eric Corcoran, Eoghan Brereton, Alan Harte and Philip Loughlin. Edenderry’s midfield partnership of Martin Keogh and Briain Nolan were dominant throughout. Further scores from Conor Dempsey, Daniel Lowry and half back Philip Loughlin gave Edenderry a record victory on a scoreline of 29-10 to 0-02.

Edenderry’s top scorer on the day was Daniel Lowry with a personal tally of nine goals. Overall this was a complete team performance, and each and every one of the Edenderry lads should be proud of themselves. Kinnitty had no answer to what looks like an excellent group of hurlers for the future.

Team: Ben Lynch; Eoghan Brereton, Eric Corcoran; Aaron Mangan, Alan Harte, Philip Loughlin (6-3); Martin Keogh (6-3), Briain Nolan (4-3); Barry Cullen, Conor Dempsey (4-1), Shay Evans; Adam McCraith, Daniel Lowry (9-0).


Edenderry under 10 hurlers travelled to Kinnitty last Tuesday evening and came out victorious on a scoreline of 5-02 to 3-03. The game was played at a fast pace throughout, with play from end to end, and the result could have gone either way.

Edenderry got off to a great start with a goal after two minutes. After been awarded a 21 yard, up stepped the classy Shane Cummins and sent an unstoppable shot to the roof of the Kinnitty net. This was end to end action with Kinnitty piling on the pressure, as a result scoring a goal and a point. Edenderry then upped their game and again it was Shane Cummins who came to Edenderry’s rescue, with a goal and a point from play. Kinnitty then scored their second goal, but it could have been much more only for great defensive displays from Cian Farrell, Gary Gorman, Oisin O’Grady, Ryan O’Neill, and Eoin Dunne who gave a towering display from centre half back throughout. Shane Cummins then grabbed his side a third goal to put Edenderry ahead at the break on a scoreline of 3-01 to 2-01.

The second half was more of the same, with Kinnitty scoring an early point after the break. Edenderry then scored their fourth goal through Jack Costello after fantastic work from Eoin Dunne, Conor McCarthy, Shane Cummins and Ciaran Nolan. This score was followed by a good point from Shane Cummins. Kinnitty then got their third point of the game. With the game coming to its closing stages, Edenderry got their fifth goal through corner forward Ciaran Breen after super work from Dylan Loughlin, Gary Gorman, Alex Cummins, Andrew Murray and Peter Butler. This proved to be a crucial score for Edenderry, because with only three minutes to the final whistle, Kinnitty scored a goal, and they were looking for more, but Edenderry showed great heart and determination to hold on and win the match on a scoreline of 5-02 to 3-03.

This group of players showed great character and proved they can hurl with the best. This was a remarkable result for the Reds, as this was a well prepared Kinnitty team of which nine players played in their win against Edenderry last year, and then went on to claim the County Title.

Team: Cian Farrell; Dylan Loughlin, Gary Gorman, Craig Farrell; Ryan O’Neill, Eoin Dunne, Ciaran Nolan; Shane Cummins (3-2), Oisin O’Grady; Ciaran Breen (0-1), Conor McCarthy, Alex Cummins; Andrew Murray, Jack Costello (1-0), Peter Butler.