St. Kevin’s come out on top

Bray People - - Bray Sport -

St. Kevin’s 3-5, Avon­dale 3-1: The most en­cour­ag­ing things about St. Kevin’s winning the U-12C Shield hurl­ing fi­nal at the week­end is that it is con­fir­ma­tion that the game of hurl­ing has set down solid roots in an area of West Wick­low not nor­mally as­so­ci­ated with the game.

U-12 C HURL­ING SHIELD In the fi­nal at Glenealy on Sun­day, the boys from Hol­ly­wood and Val­ley­mount had the sub­lime sat­is­fac­tion of beat­ing a team from Avon­dale, one of the heart­lands of hurl­ing over the decades.

At half-time the young Dales led by 1-1 to 0-1, but then a man of the match per­for­mance by John Burke - both as a de­fender in the first-half and at­tacker in the sec­ond - turned this game in favour of St. Kevin’s.

Con­di­tions were not great for hurl­ing fol­low­ing Satur­day’s rains and credit must go to both teams for treat­ing us to a fine ex­hi­bi­tion of hurl­ing at un­der­age level.

Scor­ers for St. Kevin’s: John Burke (2-3), Dy­lan Richardson (1-0), Breon Nu­gent (0-2).

Avon­dale scor­ers: Craig Byrne (10), Daniel Owens ( 1- 0), Seán McGraynor (1-0), Eoin Baker (0-1).

Af­ter­wards the shield was pre­sented to the St. Kevin’s cap­tain John Burke by his own club woman Lucy Mooney, who is sec­re­tary of Coiste na nOg. Pat Mitchell pre­sented the Peo­ple News­pa­pers man of the match award to same player John Burke.

St Kevin’s cap­tain John Tee­han-Burke re­ceives the Shield from Lucy Mooney, Coiste na nÓg sec­re­tary.

John Tee­han-Burke of St. Kevin’s re­ceives the Peo­ple News­pa­pers man of the match award from Pat Mitchell.

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