Rocks come out on top in mis­er­able con­di­tions

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT - EOIN HORKAN at Par­nell Park, Ark­low


ON a mis­er­able wet sum­mers evening in Ark­low, the Ju­nior hurlers of Ark­low Rocks man­aged to brave the con­di­tions to get through to the Ju­nior B semi-fi­nal sched­uled for next Wed­nes­day night.

The home side got off to a fly­ing start hit­ting the open­ing two scores of the game, the first com­ing from ev­er­green full-for­ward Danny Cur­ran be­fore Sean Pierce opened his ac­count with a long-range point.

Éire Óg re­sponded in kind with a point from dis­tance of their own from full-for­ward Aaron Toner.

Cur­ran and Ja­son Red­mond traded scores in the mid­dle of the half; Cur­ran fir­ing in a goal from inside the 21 be­fore Red­mond dis­sected the posts with a score from play.

Cur­ran hit the net again be­fore Red­mond fired over a dead ball.

With the game run­ning away from the away side they made their way back into it with a quick 1-2, the points com­ing from play and a free from cen­tre for­ward Pat Murphy be­fore he got a goal af­ter fir­ing the ball to­wards the posts from out near the side­line which even­tu­ally ended up in the net. Cur­ran fired over the last point of the half for the Rocks.

The sec­ond half was much more one-sided. With the Rocks play­ing with a strong breeze they cer­tainly made the most of this with scores com­ing at their ease. Mid­fielder Tom Som­mers used the breeze to his ad­van­tage to hit over an au­da­cious free out near the side­line.

Both Rocks wing for­wards man­aged to open their ac­counts. Both scores were sim­i­lar both com­ing from the wing the first from Ryan Bar­den be­fore Chris Ka­vanagh hit a car­bon copy from the op­po­site side.

Red­mond then fin­ished the game com­pletely as a con­test with two goals in quick suc­ces­sion, fir­ing the ball low into the net on both oc­ca­sions.

The afore­men­tioned Pierce and Bar­den added to the score sheet, be­fore Red­mond hit two fi­nal dead balls over to fin­ish off the scor­ing for the home side. Éire Óg hit one fi­nal con­so­la­tion score from a free through Murphy, again.

Scor­ers – ARP: Ja­son Red­mond 2-4 (3f), Danny Cur­ran 2-2, Sean Pierce 0-2, Ryan Bar­den 0-2, Chris Ka­vanagh 0-1, Tom Som­mers 0-1 (f).

Éire Óg: Pat Murphy 1-3 (2f), Aaron Toner 0-1

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