Rylane’s hurlers win H6 crown.
RYLANE, inspired by Aaron O’Sullivan and Colm Gillespie, who scored 4-6 between them, claimed the Allianz H6 hurling title with a win over St Lachteen’s at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
It was a great game of hurling, and constantly entertaining. However, Rylane’s clinical finishing proved to be the difference in the end.
After a high-scoring first-half, Rylane led at the break, 3-5 to 1-1. Gillespie’s physicality and skill were causing problems for St Lachteen’s. His tally of 2-3 in the first-half reflected his dominance.
In tandem with scores from Aaron O’Sullivan (1-1) and Sean O’Sullivan, Rylane impressed. Scores
St Lachteen’s also had some fine performances from Darragh Lawton, David McDonnell, Diarmuid Kelleher, and Orla Kelleher. They did score 1-1, thanks to a goal from Kelleher and a point from Lawton. Those were well-taken scores.
The second-half began at a blistering pace, with St Lachteen’s opening the score in this half. Kelleher’s long-range effort hit the back of the net. Aaron O’Sullivan widened the gap once again, scoring a point from long range to make it 3-6 to 2-1. Minutes later, O’Sullivan added a further 1-1 to his tally.
St Lachteen’s continued to battle hard and had a superb second-half effort. Rylane goalkeeper, Shane Kelleher, produced a superb save to deny Lawton a goal. However, Orla Kelleher was quickest to react and her rebounded effort hit the back of the net.
St Lachteen’s could have closed the gap, once again, when Patrick O’Rourke did well to get in a good position, but his final shot was superbly saved by Shane Kelleher.
A great game of hurling from both teams and a well-deserved victory for Rylane.