Boardsmill 1-05 v Dunderry 1-14
Venue: Boardsmill, Referee: Henri Clifford
Boardsmill began their Division 2 Hurling League in disappointing fashion as they lost out to Dunderry on a wet and windy day in Patsy’s Field, Boardsmill. The weather conditions were far from ideal and prevented a free-flowing game of hurling.
Having the advantage of a strong breeze in the first half, Boardsmill started brightly as Colm Wall grabbed a goal on his adult hurling debut with an overhead pull. Cian Royston in a new position kept the scoreboard ticking over with two points, both after great work from Stevie Gibbons in the middle of the field. Dunderry rallied with three pointed frees and one from play before Eric McKay added a point for the Mill. Dunderry grabbed a sucker punch of a goal with a well taken volley past Vinny Guy after 25 minutes of the game. Liam O’Brien swapped a pointed free with his Dunderry counterpart before the half time break. The men in blue could have been further behind only for a catlike save from veteran goalkeeper Vinny Guy. At the break the visitors held the slenderest of leads 1-04 to 1-05.
With the wind picking up it was the Dunderry men that started the second half the brightest as they reeled off three quick fire points before Stevie Gibbons got Boardsmill’s final score of the game. Battling the elements and a confident Dunderry team was just a step too far on the day for the men in blue and white as Dunderry scored six more points to see out a 1-05 to 1-14 win.
On a tough day for the Mill men our best performers were Sean Newman, Stevie Gibbons, Niall Bagnall, Cathal and Colm Wall.
Boardsmill team and scorers:
Vinny Guy, Sean Newman, Jim Bird, Tadhg Cotter, Diarmuid Whelan, Donal Flattery, Eamonn Roche, Stevie Gibbons 0-01, Niall Bagnall, Cathal Wall, Cian Royston 0-02, Liam O’Brien 0-01(f), Eric McKay 0-01, Colm Wall 1-00, Mark Flood.
Subs: Jim Roche for Flood and Stephen Gibbons Snr for Bird.
Best wishes to Dunderry’s injured player Davie McCormack. We at Boardsmill wish him well in his recovery.