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U 21 Oak Leaf hurlers outclassed by Cats

Thursday, 24 August 2017

U 21 Oak Leaf hurlers outclassed by Cats thumbnailDerry make a break for it in the U21 All Ireland hurling semi final against Kilkenny

RUTHLESS Kilkenny romped to a massive 52 points win as they routed Derry by 8-35 to 0-07 in a painfully one-sided All-Ireland U21 HC semi-final at Thurles.
First half goals from John Donnelly, Shane Walsh, Richie Leahy and Billy Ryan (2) had Eddie Brennan's side ahead by 5-12 to 0-04 at the break.
They added further majors through Walsh, Eoin Kenny and Luke Scanlon in a procession to the Ulster champions' goal after the break to go through to the decider for the first time since 2012.
Luke Scanlon delivered long or Donnelly to fetch and fire in the opening goal after less than two minutes, and it was clear this was going to be a trying afternoon for the outclassed Ulster champions.
The Cats had the ball in the net three times inside the opening ten minutes. A mix-up in the Oak Leaf defence allowed Billy Ryan to get in and net the second, and less than a minute later, Huw Lawlor provided the pass for skipper Richie Leahy to plant his shot past Francis McEldowney.

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