No Picnic for Minors as it takes Electric finish to see off Whitehall

Think it was Anthony Daly that came up with the epigram: “Hurling: 100 mad things happen and then someone wins”.   Certainly very apt for todays Championship game at the Osprey stadium.

The revised format for this year’s Minor Championship sees just one team qualifying from each group, so, effectively, every game is a must win.  Faughs had a dream start against one of the tournament favorites, Whitehall, racing into a 3-2 to 0-2 lead after 15 mins courtesy of a hat trick from David Croke.  However, down to 14 men, remarkably, we didn’t score again until 24 minutes into the second half, by which point we were a point down.  Great character saw Faughs raise their game in the closing minutes and three points from Philip Jordan, together with heroic defending, saw us run out winners by 3-6 to 1-10 after 9 minutes of injury time.

Not the best game of hurling ever, but couldn’t be beat for entertainment.

Special thanks to the lads who abandoned Electric Picnic to line out for the parish and to the parent who collected them at early o’clock on Sun morning.

Next up, big local derby against the neighbours, Judes on Sun 18th.  Don’t miss it.



Photos by Stephen Croke

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