Éire Óg see off Aughrim

GAELIC GAMES PAT REID JHC

Bray People - - Sport -

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).

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