O’Loughlin Gaels 3-8 to 2-10 Young Irelands
It was like the Junior A’s hadn’t realized summertime was in. It took them the full hour of game time to realise that the clock had moved forward on Sunday morning and the game that they were playing actually started an hour earlier. When it did dawn on them they were trailing a rampant Young Irelands 2-9 to 0-4 in this JJ Kavanagh & Sons All County Junior A hurling league tie. That was ten minutes into the second half and O’Loughlins had it all to do if they were to win this one. But the sudden realization that time was ticking triggered corner forward Richie Moylan to slot in 2 goals and ignite what was up to then a lacklustre performance. A couple of changes by the team selectors brought new life into the team and the lads responded with some fine plays clawing the game back to level pegging into the final minute. One last effort and a final match winning point from substitute Kevin McGarry pleased the home crowd and even prompted a little jig on the sideline from selector Gerry Buckley. A good win and a good start to the year.