Sunday Feb 25th AHL7 St Maurs 1-17 vs Round Towers 1-9
Sunday, the 25th of February, marked an historic landmark for St Maur’s when, for the first time, a second adult hurling team entered competition, the occasion decorated with an excellent performance and winning start - the ground-breakers overcame Round Towers of Clondalkin in AHL 7 by 1-17 to 1-9. The emergence of a second adult team underlines how hurling has prospered from humble beginnings in Rush and is a fitting reward for the pioneering work of the likes of Martin Wall who must have been especially proud to see this day arrive. That first team victory earlier on in the day placed a little pressure on the second team to follow suit. They didn’t disappoint. Inspired by Martin Mulvey and Fergal Butterly, they led by four points at half time having playing with the hill and breeze, then found that merciful ‘second wind’ after the interval, having heard some words of encouragement from manager Paul Comiskey. Pooch Lalor scored six points and looked like a man who has been secretly practicing his frees. Cathal Price earned the distinction of becoming the first goalscorer for a Maur’s second adult hurling team, the fruits of an honest and hard-working shift at full forward. Given the long list of injured/unavailable hurlers on Sunday last, as many as 18, the two results were all the more encouraging. We would like to acknowledge the first team players who came out later to volunteer as water-carriers for the seconds match or to help out in other ways. We sincerely thank anyone who came to offer support, those who were there to share with us this unique and special day.