Good Counsel College’s U16 hurlers were unsuccessful in their attempts to qualify for any silverware in a year that promised much but ended up delivering little due to an unfortunate turn of events in their final game against a strong Castlecomer side.
They started the year on a high, with wins over a Good Counsel 5th year panel and the De La Salle u16s. The team showed much capability and ambition in both attack and defence in these games and confidence began to rise throughout the school as well as among the players and the management
This confidence, however, was to be short lived as the counsel failed to qualify for the knockout stages after a crushing defeat to eventual Leinster finalists. This was followed by a well-fought win over Birr CS, guaranteeing a shield quarterfinal place.
The quarterfinal was to be played against a tough Castlecomer team who ended up as the victors of the match. The counsel were winning throughout the game but were unlucky to concede two late goals and finished four points behind the Kilkenny side. This loss meant that it was the hurler’s final game of the season.
The team would like to thank Mr. Moore and Mr. Coffey for the work and effort that they put in to the training and preparation of the team and would like to apologize to them and to the school for not providing the proper performances to win them some well deserved silverware. Thank You.
Good Counsel College:
Sean Grace, Anthony Cottrell, Martin Ryan, Peadar Cody, Ciaran Ryan, John Tubritt, Gary Bennett, Tony French, David Manning, Mark Mansfield, Darragh Doyle, Mark Aylward, Rob Muldoon, Pat Mulhern, Eoin Kelly, Paddy Walsh, Simon Dunphy, Ben Doherty, Shane Doherty, Brendan Furlong, James Doyle, Conor Purcell, Mossy Kent and Noel Colfer.
Peadar Cody TY