Junior Hurling Championship - Randals v Gabriel Rangers - 2018-08-29 19:57:00

Randal Og and Gabriel Rangers met in the junior B hurling championship quarter-final at Leap on last Saturday evening. 25th August.

Played in ideal conditions, there was an evenly contested first half, a third quarter dominated by Randals and a final quarter which saw a significant lead being lost, before victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat in the closing minutes.

Johnny Collins got the first score of the game, a point from a free. Gabriels then went into the lead with three points in succession, one from a free.

However, Gavin Hunt and Donncha Collins made it 0-3 all with thirteen minutes gone.

Gabriels scored again, from a free, on eighteen minutes. Eoin O'Donovan and Gerard Lynch sent over from frees also over the next few minutes before Gabriels got another equaliser. Twenty two minutes were gone.

Two quick points - Eoin O'Donovan, from a free, and Sam Kingston the scorers, as Randals stepped up their game again coming up to half time and were ahead  0-7 to 0-5 at the break. 

The third quarter belonged to Randals with defenders and mid fielders in control.

 Gavin Hunt and Eoin O'Sullivan stretched the lead with early points. Gabriels got one back, but Eoin O'Sullivan was on target again and Johnny Collins got two more from frees to make it double scores, 0-12 to 0-6.

The game changed dramatically at that stage as Gabriels struck for their first goal and the six point margin was halved. 

A great point from Johnny Collins and it was  0-13 to 1-6, but Gabriels now had their period of dominance. They sent over four  points over the next six minutes and it was level scoring again.

A Conor O'Donovan point put Randals ahead again, but then with injury time approaching Gabriels got through for their second goal. 

It was 2-10 to 0-14.

It looked all over, but then in the closing minutes hero of the hour, Gavin Hunt, raced through for a goal and then added a point. Randals were two points ahead. 

Gabriels narrowed it to one, with a point from a free but that was the last score of the game.

At full time it was :  Randal Og  1-15  Gabriel Rangers  2-11.

Team : Patrick Lynch, Cian O'Neill, Kieran O'Brien, Barry Lynch, Damien McCarthy, Gerard Lynch, Stephen Crowley, Shane Patterson, Seamus Crowley, Eoin O'Sullivan, Sam Kingston, Johnny Collins, Gavin Hunt, Eoin O'Donovan , Donncha Collins.

Subs: Conor O'Donovan, Diarmuid Hayes.

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