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Mungret dominate the Semi Final

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2nd September 2006, City Junior B Hurling Championship Semi-Final

Milford's junior hurlers journeyed to Rathbane to face a strong Mungret side in the semi-final of the City Junior B Championship on Saturday, September 2nd.

The game began evenly, with both sides taking point chances in the opening minutes, Milford's coming from the stick of Ger Collins (free). Collins added a similar score shortly after to give Milford the lead, but his side were then rocked by two Mungret goals in as many minutes. Milford responded with another Collins effort, this one from play, only to concede a third goal, which was expertly finished by the Mungret full-forward (0-3 to 3-2). In the last ten minutes of the half, Mungret tagged on a series of points, including one from a superb sideline cut, while Milford replied with two points of their own, to leave 12 points between the sides at the break.

HT: Milford 0-5 Mungret 3-8

The second half saw Mungret pull further clear, with accurate free-taking punishing any fouls by Milford players. A fourth goal arrived in unfortunate circumstances midway through the half, when a long range effort slipped under the crossbar to nestle in the Milford net. The Roselawn men did pull back a couple of points and saw two excellent goal chances go a-begging, but Mungret's victory was long secured. Despite the inevitability of the result, Milford continued to battle to the final whistle, but Mungret proved to be far too strong on the day.

FT: Milford 0-7 Mungret 4-19

Team and Subs:

Liam O'Meara; Paul Dillon; Brendan Kennedy; Mike Doyle; Ollie McGarr; John Morrissey; Joe Redington; Neil Clancy; Ronan Grimes; Eamonn Hawe; Martin Leyden; Shane Galvin; Ger Collins; Fergal O'Brien; Eoin O'Leidhin

Subs: Jim Mulrooney; Kevin Keenan; Mark Conway; Colin Fitzpatrick

This defeat draws the curtain down on Milford's junior hurling campaign for 2006. The season was notable for a number of new additions to the hurling panel, including, for the first time, several of this year's minor team. With these new faces on board, the hurlers can be hopeful of further progress in 2007.