North Antrim Indoor Hurling Competition 2013
Section 5 final;- Sean Stinsons 3 Dunloy 0.
Team- Conor McGarry (captain), Harry O'Donnell, Patrick Dougan, Luke Mullan, Colla McDonnell, Shea Neeson, Aidan McAleese, Conal Walls, Michael Mooney and John Davey.
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Goal Scorers- Colla McDonnell x 2, Aidan McAleese x 1.
In the first half the Stinsons started strong, kept their shape and defended brilliantly. Some great blocking and hassling was done by Harry and Luke against a physical Dunloy team. Patrick was strong in the middle of the court and gave some good passes to his team mates, one of which fell to Colla who found the Dunloy net mid way through the half. This was a good spur on for the lads who again battled hard to keep Dunloy at bay with some great saves by Conor in the Stinsons net. As the Stinsons kept the pressure on in the mid field with Luke and Patrick a second chance was made for Colla who again found the back of the Dunloy net.
After a quick re-fuel at half time the main aim of the second half was to stay strong at the back and take any goal chances that come along. This was exactly what the lads did with a solid display from full back Harry who never gave the Dunloy forwards any room to get a shot at goal. A substitution was made for the Stinsons and Aidan came on to replace luke at midfield. After just a couple of minutes on the court Aidan connected with a loose ball and drove it pass the Dunloy keeper to make it 3 for the Cloney lads. A further substitution on the Stinsons team saw Colla being replaced by Shea who was chomping at the bit and ready for the action. As the clock ticked down it started to look that there was no way back for Dunloy and the lads held on for a well deserved victory. This result was all the sweeter for the Sean Stinsons team as Dunloy had previously beaten them 3 goals to 0 in the earlier group stages of the competition. It was a great victory for the entire U12 panel, as those substitutes who didn't get a chance to play in the final had helped to play their part in getting the team to the final in the earlier stages of the competition.