Hurling Feile S/f Match reports
Monday, 03 May 2010 11:52

Both of the Hurling semi finals of the Hurling feile played in Ballyduff over the weekend and please use the read more tab for both match reports

Feile Hurling Semi Final
Ballyduff 5-9 Lixnaw 0-03

In the first s/f Ballyduff had a comprehensive victory over a gallant Lixnaw side on a score line of 5-9 to 3 points. Both side had their keepers tested in the opening minutes until Ballyduff’s Jack Grady opened the scoring with a point from play and he proved to be a thorn in the Lixnaw side all thru this encounter as he contributed 3-2 from play. Ian Lawlor in the full forward position for Ballyduff, put his name on the score sheet with 4 points as did Dylan McCarthy raising the green flag and the biggest cheer of the day from the large attendance. Shane Conway pointed twice in the first half as Ballyduff lead 3-3 to 2 points at the half. The Duffers aided by a strong breeze in the second half continued their dominance as scores from O’Grady and Lawlor put too much between the sides and Ballyduff advance to this evenings Feile Hurling Final on a score line of Ballyduff 5-9 Lixnaw 3 points.

Feile Hurling Semi Final
Causeway 2-08 Ballyheigue 2-07

The second s/f between Ballyheigue and Causeway saw Causeway advance with just a single point separating the sides in this tough encounter.
Kevin Burke opened Causeway’s account in the 2nd minute as Joseph Diggins give a hand pass to Burke who raised the green flag and a point from Jamie Barrett saw Causeway ahead by four until Brendans Riordan’s free went all the way to the back of the Causeway net. With further points from Brandan and Jamie Barrett and one from Joseph Diggins gave Causeway a nervous lead of 4 points at the half, Causeway 1-4 Ballyheigue 1-00.
In the 2nd half, Ballyheigue now aided by a strong breeze saw Brendan Reidy point from play, but this was cancelled out by a fine score from Joseph Diggins. Causeway then goaled and put 7 between the sides until a Brendan Reidy effort raised the green flag and reduced the margin to 4. Causeway ahead 2-5 to 2-1.
Ballyheigue replied with 3 un answered points to close the gap to one as both sides traded points up till the final whistle as Ballyheigue tried to force this game into extra time but Causeway cleared their lines and nervously held out to advance with a one point win. Causeway 2-8 Ballyheigue 2-7.

The Final will go ahead this evening at 6pm in Ballyduff and the National Hurling Feile Skills will commence at 5pm.