Éire Óg see off Aughrim
GAELIC GAMES PAT REID JHC
Eire Og 3-11, Aughrim. 1-9: Eire Og are having a good first year in the Pat Reid Junior hurling championship and after their win over Aughrim on Saturday they looked to be on their way to making a top four rating and a place in the A semifinals.
In contrast Aughrim were going to fall a point short of a top four position even had they won this game, but now they will be strong contenders for the B championship title.
Eire Og laid the foundations for this win in the opening half when they built up a 2-8 to 0-2 lead at the break, but Aughrim came back at them in the second-half, narrowing he margin between the sides to four points before the winners got their late third goal.
Eire Og led all the way in this match and had outstanding performances from their top scorers, three-goal Paul Sutton, free-taker Michael Walsh, the two Kellys, James and Stephen; and their young goalie Mark Doran.
Midfielder Robert Lambert had a big game for Aughrim which included bagging a number of their scores, with county footballer Alan Byrne, Kevin Byrne, Shane O’Loughlin and Ciarán Byrne showing strongly. All-but 1-1 of Aughrim’s total came from frees.
Scorers for Eire Og were: Paul Sutton (1-1), Michael Walsh ( 0- 7, frees), Petters ( 0- 2), Shane Mulford ((0-1).