Date Published: 13-May-2008
BALLINDERREEN had to call on all their battling qualities to pull this clash out of the fire in this hard fought senior hurling championship tie played at Kenny Park, Athenry on Sunday evening.
A point from corner forward Shane Coen two minutes into injury time tied up the outcome as referee Michael Haverty blew the final whistle. Looking back, it was a fitting result especially as both sides were level on no fewer on seven occasions over the hour.
It won’t be remembered as a classic encounter, however, as the wides tally will tell its own story. 17 wides apiece, some of them of the very poor variety, meant this game was always going to be a low scoring affair.
Ballinderreen, who this year are denied the services of stalwart Mark Lane (now in Australia), introduced minor player Eoghan Burke at midfield for his senior debut alongside long serving Keith Carr, while Mellows were once again without the services of county star David Collins whose ankle injury now looks certain to keep him out of club and county action for the rest of 2008.
The opening stages of this encounter were full of ………………
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“I love the tone,” says Patria of the minutes from meetings. “The language was very emotive.”
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(After extra time)
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