Junior semi-final ends in stalemate

posted 2 Nov 2014, 01:03 by Garret Byrne
Junior B Hurling Championship Semi-final
In Carnmore, Saturday 1st Nov 2014


Here is our live match report as it happened on our facebook page..........

Welcome to Carnmore for this junior b championship semi final between Kinvara and Padraig Pearses. The east Galway side took first blood last weekend but who will be victorious today. Throw in coming up at 2:45pm. Best of luck Kinvara!
Match will be underway in five mins
Match underway.
8 mins gone.....Kinvara 0-2, Pearses 0-2. Very wet and slippery conditions here.
16 mins gone......Pearses 0-4, Kinvara 0-2.
After 24 mins......Pearses 0-6, Kinvara 0-2.
Junior b halftime.
Pearses 0-7, Kinvara 1-2. They the more impressive so far. They had a strong 0-7 to 0-2 lead but we scored a goal just before the break to keep us in it. Big improvement needed.
22 mins left.......still Pearses 0-7 to Kinvara 1-2. We playing better but no scores to show for it.
16 mins left......Kinvara 2-3, Pearses 0-8. We got a goal from a scramble to take the lead. Push on now lads! We now have a free in.....scoreable?
Free taken........and wide. 
So with 14 mins left.....Kinvara 2-3, Pearses 0-8. We on top, but hitting too many wides.
12 mins left..still Kinvara 2-3 to Pearses 0-8. Very wet conditions and ball very heavy. Makes striking, especially for points, very difficult.
10 mins left.....Kinvara 2-3, Pearses 0-9. They get point from a free.
8 mins left.....still level at 2-3 to 0-9. This is tight!
7 mins left....Pearses 0-10, Kinvara 2-3. They score another free.
5 mins left......they have another free. Wide. Phew. Now Kinvara, up the field and get a few scores! PP 0-10, K 2-3.
4 mins left......we trying hard and finding it hard. Still PP 0-10 to K 2-3.
3 mins left....Still Pearses 0-10 lead Kinvara 2-3.
2 mins left. Free in to Kinvara after ref took his time. This to level it.
Last minute. We have this free in to level matters. Its being taken.......
Blocked. And we then have chance for a goal. Missed. They now come out. But we now have another free in. Injury time now.
Free from 30 yard out to level it. Wait.....
And its........a point.......level........ deep into injury time now.
All over - a draw!
So Kinvara battled back to secure the draw. Replay details tbc. 
Well done lads. It was tough hurling conditions out there. Plenty of spirit and pride. Final score was Kinvara 2-4, Padraig Pearses 0-10.

Kinvara team:
Ollie Bergin, James Cronin-Rodger, Johnny Kavanagh, Paul Sullivan, Gerard Linnane, Peter Mahon, Mark Bermingham, James O'Hara, David Burke, Gary Kilkelly, Mark Kavanagh, Damien Huban, Eric Keane, David Huban, Ian Bermingham.
Subs: Darragh Kilkelly, Rory Cullinane, Paul Keane, Stephen Bermingham, Nessan O'Hanrahan, Sean Linnane, Alan Keane, Owen Whelan.