Newmarkets hurlers travelled to Freemount on Friday night and were defeated by 2-12 to 0-8. Newmarket got off to a disaterous start when they conceded a goal within thirty seconds of the throw in, with a point quickly following. Newmarket settled and three points from Colin O’Sullivan left a solitary point the margin after eighteen minutes. Freemount hit the next three points before Colin O’Sullivan was again on target. Another Freemount point left the score 1-5 to 0-4 at the interval.
Freemount gradually increased their advantage before the impressive Kevin O’Sullivan pointed for Newmarket. A Colin O’Sullivan point left the score 1-9 to 0-6 at the three quarter stage. A second Freemount goal sealed the issue but a resilient Newmarket side kept plugging away and Kevin O’Sullivan and John Lane were on target before the finish. Anthony Crowley, Pa O’Brien, Gerard Sheahan and the O’Sullivan’s were impressive for Newmarket on the night.
|Gerard Sheahan||Pa O’Brien||Donnacha Fitzpatrick|
|Anthony Crowley||Keiran Hayes||Tony O’Keeffe|
|Kevin O’Sullivan (0-2)||Shane Murphy|
|Donnacha O’Dea||Colin O’Sullivan (0-5)||Maurice Feehan|
|John Lane (0-1)||Martin O’Doherty||Nicky Flanagan|
|SUBS: William O’Fllynn, Michael Kenneally, Niall O’Connor, David Kelly|