|February 16, 2019||6:00 pm||Hurling Superleague||Winter 2019|
|PSC Cu Chulainn||2||13||19|
|Na Fianna Rouges||4||10||22|
Report by: The Galway Whispers
To kick start the day, hurling took center stage. A lot was on the line in this game. With a win the Rouge could solidify a date for the finals while a Cu’s win would help them achieve a strangle hold on 2nd place.
As soon as the match commenced, the Cu’s were fast to take the lead. Points by Simon Chamberland (0-2) and Conall (The Barbarian) Mac Cionnaith (0-3) were exactly what they needed to make an early statement. The Rouge were quick to reply with Tony Cunningham (0-2,) putting two over the bar and Ronan Corbett (0-5), Corbett shuffling his way through with 5 points over the bar. The Cu’s still managed to go into the half time break with a 1 point lead.
At half time, spectators watching this sport for the first time were baffled. ‘’You have to be mad to be a keeper in this sport’’ one said. ‘’This is a strange breed of football, baseball and hockey’’ another stated.
During the second half the Cork native Edith Finn showed off her Rebel background as she was seen stopping many attempts by the Cu’s in the midfield. Emmanuelle Wilson (2-0) made his hurling debut and scored not one, but two much needed goals for the Rouge. It was reported that he left a trail of fire on the field as his feet were moving too fast along the turf. Proof of this cannot be provided unfortunately. The Cu’s were able to retaliate with quick goals from Dave (The Deise) Keane (1-1) and Tom (Hold my beer I got this) Dayon (1-5). But it was not enough as the Rouge were able to squeak a 3 point victory and book a date for the finals.
At press conference, no player was available for commenting as they had already left for the local pub followed by a trip to the nearest Supermac’s.
All eyes will be on the Harps and Cu’s now as they fight for the final spot in the winter league finals.
PSC Cu Chulainn
Na Fianna Rouges