Newmarket were defeated in the Kanturk Credit Union junior hurling league by Millstreet at the latter’s venue on Sunday afternoon by 2-17 to 0-12.
Playing with the advantage of the breeze in the opening half, Millsteet started brightly and had five points on the board within ten minutes. John Lane got Newmarket’s first point in the thirteenth minute but Millstreet responded with two points before John Lane found the target again. Newmarket hit a number of wides during the half where as Millstreet were far more productive tacking on three further points. Conor Cronin converted a long distance free for Newmarket but Millstreet went into the break with a lead of 0-11 to 0-3.
The sides exchanged four points within ten minutes of the restart, John Lane and Ian Flanagan pointing for Newmarket. Millstreet blitzed Newmarket in a five minute spell and plundered two goals and three points before the industrious John Lane pointed for Newmarket. To their credit, Newmarket battled to the end and enjoyed their best spell of the game in the final ten minutes which yielded six points. Tony O’Keeffe and John Lane pointed before Conor Cronin landed a spectacular free from long distance. A great solo run from Tony O’Keeffe saw his goalbound shot blocked but it did yield a point. Kevin O’Sullivan and Shane Murphy also got on the scoreboard as Newmarket put up more creditable tally by the end of the game.
The Newmarket team was…
|Donnacha Fitzpatrick||John Scanlon||Pa O’Brien|
|Michael Kenneally||Conor Cronin (0-2)||Anthony Crowley|
|Barry O’Leary||Colin O’Sullivan|
|John Lane (0-5)||Shane Murphy (0-1)||Tony O’Keeffe (0-2)|
|Ian Flanagan (0-1)||Robert Stack||Donnacha O’Dea|
|Subs: Kevin O’Sullivan (0-1), Brian Daly, William O’Flynn|