True grit and determination carried the U-13 hurlers to a well-deserved
win over Na Fianna this weekend. With the minimum twelve players allowed at this level and missing a number of key players, the team put in a powerful performance against an opposition which in truth surpassed them in certain skills aspects of the game. But what Clanns lacked in the skills stakes they made up aplenty in the manner in which they hounded the opposition and prevented them from establishing any firm rhythm to their play. That said, they showed enough skill of their own at key stages of the match during which Conor Pugh registered three fine goals while Paddy McNamara, Scott Collopy, Conor Rimmer, Ciaran Hendrick and Cian O’Regan also contributed handsomely to the scoring. Ruairi Corrigan had a particularly fine game in the last line of defence.
That’s three wins out of three and a top of table position for the team. Greater focus in training on the drills for skills development and there’s no telling how far this team could go