Under 11s Hurling
On Saturday last the ErinÂ´s Own Under 11 boys entertained Middleton of Cork in a match in Ballycomey. This was the Comer boys first time to play Middleton and so another relationship with a Cork team has been forged. The Comer boys took on the challenge with some lovely combined play and strong forceful hurling all over the field which yielded six points in the first ten minutes. First off the mark was Jack Buggy with a long range point followed by a 65 from the same player.
Next up with a couple of scores were Conor Clarke after a lovely run and Billy O’Neill from a tight angle. Probably the scores of the game came from Killian Hogan who knocked over two lovely points and a great goal from Conor Clarke after a sweeping move that started in the Comer full back line and ended up with an unstoppable goal. Also to the fore in the forwards in the first Half were Lee Holden, Daragh O Rourke and Jamie Maher who was a real handful at full forward. Jamie would finish the match with 2-2 to his name. If the forwards were racking up the scores it was the backs that were setting the platform for it. With Luca Downey excellent in goals for a player so young stopping two great shots and delivering great puck outs throughout the match.
On the full back line Dan Coogan, Nicky Connolly and Kealan Ring were unbeatable and beat back every attack that came their way. Christopher Korff totally controlled the area at centre back with Shane Coogan and Kevin Holland able deputies. Kevin Holland had the task of marking MiddletonÂ´s best player and he did a super job throughout. In what was a great days hurling the Comer boys ran out convincing winners on a score line of 4-15 to 1-6. Whilst the final score is irrelevant it was encouraging to see so many players get on the scoreboard and a return trip to Middleton next year is already set up.
The panel for the match was Luca Downey, Nicky Connolly, Kevin Holland, Dan Coogan, Jack Buggy, Christopher Korff,Lee Holden, Billy O’Neill, Kealan Ring, Killian Hogan, Shane Coogan, Jamie Maher, Conor Clarke, Daragh O Rourke.