St. Patrick’s 1-18
rklow Rocks 1-9
St. Patrick’s hurlers have simply stepped down from Senior ranks this yr and on Saturday they proved simply too robust for Arklow Rocks of their Intermediate league conflict.
This was to have been a house fixture for ARP, however the sport needed to be switched to Dunbur following a severe accident in Arklow.
The Rocks gave it their greatest shot from the beginning, however they didn’t have the hurling weaponry of their arsenal to match their opponents whose forces contained seven members of the O’Brien clan within the beginning line.
Nonetheless, centre-forward Paddy Mellon – a reputation synonymous with Arklow Rocks groups through the years – fired his facet into an early lead with the opening level within the first minute.
St Patrick’s response was each speedy and deadly with full-forward George Bee O’Brien blasting to the web.
Winger Jimzer O’Brien is one other class participant for St. Patrick’s, particularly along with his frees and he completed as prime scorer with 0-9, virtually half of them from frees
Nonetheless the Rocks had been solely George ‘Bee’ O’Brien’s aim in arrears on the finish of the primary quarter with corner-forward and free taker PJ O’Connor splitting the posts twice.
Even so, the Saints went on to steer 1-8 to 0-5 on the break as Jimzer, ‘Dee’ O’Brien and Christy Moorehouse continued to hit the candy spot.
ARP began the second half with two early factors, an opener by PJ O’Connor from a free and a second 4 minutes later from the stick of Shane Mellon.
Nonetheless, St Patrick’s took management as soon as extra leading to a procession of factors, a minimum of 5 of them posted by Jimzer O’Brien.
However Arklow Rocks had the final in addition to the primary say with sub Tony Kinsella sneaking a late cheeky aim from distance previous Pat’s keeper Christy Moorehouse, who made a few very important stops within the first half.
Extra work on the coaching floor may convey even higher rewards for the Rocks.
St Patrick’s: Chris Moorehouse; Dale Quinn, Gerry Connors, Denis O’Brien; Michael Connors, John Connors (0-1), John O Brien; Christy Moorehouse (0-1), Invoice O’Brien; Jimzer O’Brien (0-9, 4f), Philip Byrne, Billy Joe Connors; Tom O’Brien (0-2), George ‘Bee’ O’Brien (1-5), Bonner O’Brien. Subs: Paddy Murphy for P Byrne, George ‘Massive’ O’Brien for George ‘Bee’ O’Brien, Luke Connors for Bonner O’Brien, Bonner O’Brien for John Connors.
Arklow Rock Parnells: Daniel O’Reilly; Martin Gilbert, Sean Somers, TJ Copeland; Liam Murphy, Conor Doyle, Darren O’Reilly; Liam Somers, Darragh Walker; Jake Keogh, Paddy Mellon (0-3), Shane Mellon (0-2); Cathal Byrne, Stephen Shortall, PJ O’Connor (0-4). Subs: Cian Doyle for C Byrne, Tony Kinsella (1-0) for S Somers, Jason Redmond for S Shortall.
Referee: Max Molloy (Annacurra)