24/05 Weekly PRO Report

posted 24 May 2010, 06:15 by Unknown user   [ updated 24 May 2010, 06:16 ]

On Friday night our senior boys were out in the second round of the County Championship. This time it was our East neighbours Ahane who were the opposition. This was a must win game for Doon as Emmets had beaten us in the first round. Doon aided by a strong breeze started the brightest and were dominating at mid field and in defence. Bravest and most detemined were Eddie Kiely, Rodger Maher Denis Moloney, Michael Ryan and Mike Fitzgerald. Doon opened the scoring with a lovelypoint from Denis Moloney and these were followed by two exceptional points by Michael Ryan. Doon were flying now but Ahane were keeping in touch with frees from Niall Moran. At half time Doon led by the minimum 0-6 to 0-5.

In the second half Doon made some changes in bringing young hurlers Michael Barry and ger McPartland on for Mike Fitz(injured) and Mike McKenna(injured). These players are the future of Doon and will have many years of senior hurling in front of them. Doon although doing much of the hurling found it hard to get scores against a stubborn Ahane defence. Ahane kept plugging on points through frees and a side line puck from Niall Moran. Doon pressed hard in the dying minutes for a goal but it was not to be. Doon lost out on the night 0-10 to 0-9