Exciting fare as Tom Ryan Indoor Hurling Tournament begins
THE TOM Ryan Indoor Hurling Tournament for Under 10’s, organised by St. Patrick’s GAA Club, which is now in its seventh year, commenced with some great action at the Arklow Sports Centre.
This tournament has by now become a fixture in the underage hurling scene in Wicklow and is again very well supported this year, with eight different clubs participating.
Each team completed three rounds of games on the first day, with all games being very well contested. Liam Mellowes, Glenealy, Michael Dwyers and Arklow Rocks showed very well in the first series of games.
Liam Mellowes finished the day on full points, with Glenealy, Michael Dwyers and Arklow Rocks on four points each.
In the featured game, Liam Mellowes faced up to Gle- nealy and it proved to be a very competitive affair, indeed.
It was nip and tuck in the early stages, with no quarter taken or given.
Eoin Cullen finally broke the deadlock and opened the scoring after his shot deceived the Glenealy defence.
Ross Coady added a second, reacting very smartly after a great save by the Gleneay goalie. Shane Halpin added a third with a crisp strike, again after a great save by the Glenealy keeper.
Eoin Cullen, and Tom Summers added further goals for the North Wexford club, to run out winners on a scoreline of 5-0.
Glenealy never threw in the towel however and had fine performers in Cian Staunton, Gary Hughes and Jonathan O’Neill, and the final scoreline did not reflect the intensity of their efforts.