Junior A Hurling League (played in Riverstick)
Ballymartle 1-11 St James’ 1-9
St James’ came very close to overturning the two-point deficit that ultimately decided this match played last Sunday in Riverstick when goalkeeper Diarmuid O’Donovan fired a last-minute free towards the Ballymartle goal only to see the ball cleared off the line. Ballymartle had gotten off to a good start and for a while looked too strong for St James’, but gradually the Ardfield/Rathbarry team found their feet and their range, with points from Damian Dooley, Garrett Lombard, Mark Evans and Conor Hegarty. A goal by Hego suggested the win was possible, but Ballymartle kept their nose in front, and no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when the final whistle blew.
Team: Diarmuid O’Donovan, Donnacha McCarthy, Seamus McCarthy, Eoin Deasy, Mark O’Brien, Paul O’Sullivan, James O’Sullivan, Micheál McCarthy (B), James O’Driscoll, Brian O’Donovan, Micheál McCarthy (D), Mark Evans, Conor Hegarty, Damian Dooley, Garrett Lombard