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November 8, 2018

Hurlers Defeat Ballyboden St Enda’s

Ballyboden St Enda’s……2-0

Edenderry’s young hurlers travelled to GAA Head-quarters on Monday last to play in a GAA Blitz with teams from Kilkenny, Wexford, Dublin, Kildare and Offaly on show. It was Edenderry lads that recorded the highest score on the day, against one of Dublin’s main Hurling Clubs.

It was the Ballyboden lads that started the quickest with a goal after one minute. The lads then started to hurl, Barry Cullen got on the end of John Cummins long puck out to send the ball to the back of the net, for the equaliser. Jordan Glynn then got Edenderry’s second with a brilliant goal. After that score the lads never looked back, and the result was never in doubt, Barry Cullen, Martin Keogh, and Adam Boyne added further scores. The Edenderry lads never allowed the Dublin lads to settle and some quality defending from Adam McCraith, Joe Bergin and Shay Evans had the Dublin lads confused. John Cummins made two brilliant saves in goals also. Just before half time Edenderry scored two goals in two minutes. This was due to great work from Darragh Farrell, Joe Bergin, Darragh Swaine, Shay Evans and Adam McCraith.

Edenderry: 7-0 Ballyboden St Endas: 1-0

Edenderry started the second half the way they finished the first and scores from Barry Cullen, Martin Keogh after great work by Shay Evans and Adam McCraith ended any chance of come back for the Dublin lads. Edenderry made a few switches with Adam McCraith, Shay Evans moving into the forwards and John Cummins moving out field. Martin Keogh then added another goal and four points. John Cummins then decided to get into the scoring act with two brilliant goals. Adam McCraith then scored a brilliant goal from distance, which he kept low and hard into the bottom corner, a goal Henry Shefflin would have been proud of. A further goal and two points from Martin Keogh were the final scores of the game after great work by Jordan Glynn.

Over all this was a brilliant performance from Edenderry’s young Hurlers, the hooking, blocking, striking and accuracy was a joy to watch. It was even more special to see it happen in Croke Park. The future of Hurling looks very bright if this group of players can stay together. The lads then made their way to the Hogan Stand and were presented with a CUP, which made their day. The lads ended their day with a trip to the GAA Museum.

1. John Cummins (2-0)
2. Adam McCraith (1-1)
3. Shay Evans
4. Jordan Glynn (2-0)
5. Joe Bergin
6. Adam Boyne (1-0)
7. Darragh Swaine
8. Martin Keogh (5-6)
9. Darragh Farrell
10. Barry Cullen (2-0)