Newmarket bowed out of the Duhallow junior B hurling championship as Castlemagner swept into the semi finals with a resounding performance in the final twenty minutes ensuring a 3-16 to 0-9 victory at Kilbrin on Saturday evening.
Newmarket had to field without four players who played a huge part in their victory in the previous round but the team showed great spirit and resolve for much of the game. The prolific Paul Verling opened the scoring with a well pointed free in the first minute. Castlemagner added two points before Paul Verling restored parity in the seventh minute. Castlemagner hit the front when they scored the games opening goal midway through the half. Newmarket were grateful for the accuracy of Paul Verling who converted his third point in the eighteenth minute. Newmarket competed admirably with Billy Lane, Anthony Crowley and Shane Anthony Murphy to the fore in defence. As the half entered the closing minutes, Castlemagner hit a purple scoring patch on adding four points in quick succession. Paul Verling completed the scoring for the half as Castlemagner turned over in front by 1-6 to 0-4.
Castlemagner increased their advantage within a minute of the restart but Newmarket hit back in fine style. A fine team effort was rewarded with four points in a five minute spell as Paul Verling added three further points to his tally and Eddie Allen found the target with a well taken score to cut the deficit to two points. Castlemagner hit a point before a minute later the game turned on a pivotal second goal which turned the outcome considerably in the victors favour. Paul Verling added his eighth point of the evening but Castlemagner took a stranglehold on the contest for the remainder of the hour as they went on to add one goal and seven points without reply.
The Newmarket team and scorers…
Paul Verling (0-8), Eddie Allen (0-1).
|Donnacha Fitzpatrick||John McSweeney||Billy Lane|
|Shane A Murphy||Anthony Crowley||Nicky Barrett|
|Eddie Allen||Donnacha O'Dea|
|Patrick Kelly||David Quinlan||Jack Birthley|
|Danny O'Connell||Kieran Lehane||Paul Verling|
|Subs: Denis McCarthy, Matthew Fitzpatrick|