Sunday evening saw Ahane and Crecora Manister travel to Fedamore to play each other in the 2nd Round of the Woodlands House Hotel Junior A Hurling County Championship. It turned out to be a lovely evening in Fedamore with a breeze blowing into the dressing room end goal.
Crecora Mainster we’re quickest off the mark with a point in the first minute. They added to their tally in the second minute before Ahane’s Johnny Meskell stepped over a placed ball and popped it over the bar to get Ahane off the mark. Crecora Manister started to take hold of the game and the put five more points over the bar before the first water break. Crecora Manister took some fantastic points and it was clear they had brought their shooting boots to Fedamore. Ahane’s scores were kept ticking over by Johnny Meskell as he scored two more points from placed ball and one from play. Both team did fierce battling around the middle of the field and Crecora Manister put the Ahane defence under serious pressure but they dealt with it well. The only other player to score for Ahane in the first half was Mike Carr who got a point from a close range free. The referee blew the half time whistle and the scores were Ahane 0-05 Crecora Mainster 0-11
The second half got underway and the breeze was in Crecora Manister’s favour. Crecora Manister went on to score 5 unanswered points in the first ten minutes of the second half before Johnny got Ahane’s first point of the second half from a free. As the water break came the gap had stretched to 14 points. Similarly to the first half Crecora Manister took some fantastic scores from serious angles. Ahane’s goalkeeper William O’Leary made two fantastic saves and ended the game with a clean sheet. Aidan Carroll who played corner back and Shane Hackett at wing back both had good games and were consistent throughout the game. Kevin Morrissey got his name on the score sheet in the 29th minute of the second half as he got Ahane’s 7th point of the game. Johnny Meskell stepped over a placed ball in the 31st minute and popped it over the bar. The referee called time on the game shortly after and it ended as Ahane 0-08 Crecora Manister 0-24. Crecora Manister were the better team on the day but Ahane put up a good fight and battled hard throughout the game.
Ahane Scorers: Johnny Meskell 0-06 (5 f), Mike Carr 0-01 Kevin Morrissey 0-01
Ahane now go on to play Claughaun in Monaleen at 7pm on Sunday 9th August.