In what promised to be an intense clash, our senior hurlers travelled to Carrigaline on a crisp winter morning to take on a formidable Carrigaline CS side. The lads from De La Salle battled valiantly in the first half, showing great determination and resilience from the opening whistle.
Right from the throw-in, De La Salle Macroom asserted their dominance, with a strong start that set the tone for the game. The defence, led by the formidable duo of full-back Cormac Bourke and center-back Sean O’Leary, worked tirelessly to thwart Carrigaline’s attacking advances. Their tenacity and commitment ensured a hard-fought battle in the opening exchanges.
De La Salle’s scoreboard was kept ticking over by impressive scores from Tom Browne, Sean O’Leary, and Darragh Hodman. A moment of brilliance came in the form of an incredible goal from Jacob Barry, injecting a surge of momentum into the De La Salle side. However, Carrigaline proved to be a formidable opponent, and at halftime, the scores stood at 3-7 to 1-7 in favour of the home team.
The halftime break saw strategic substitutions that injected fresh energy into the De La Salle lineup. The second half witnessed some outstanding attacking plays, with Cian McCarthy and Colin Kelleher making significant contributions. The ever-impressive center forward, Tom Browne, continued to add to his tally, showcasing his scoring prowess.
In the midfield battle, Michael Downey and Fionn Kelleher worked tirelessly to gain control and create opportunities for their team. Despite their efforts, Carrigaline CS managed to pull away in the final fifteen minutes of the game, extending their lead. The De La Salle lads fought until the final whistle, displaying resilience and determination throughout.
In the end, Carrigaline CS emerged victorious with a final score line of 4-12 to 1-13. While it wasn’t our day, their hard work, skill, and never-say-die attitude were evident throughout the match. The players can take pride in their performance. Well done lads.