The Thing About The Thirteens

Our U13 Hurlers are in the last four of the U13 B Hurling Championship. They take on Crusheen/Tubber in Crusheen on Saturday morning at 11am. Ahead of this game, Colm Liddy profiles the panel.

Adam Enright: Goalkeeper. Cool, calm, great hands and a brilliant shot stopper. One of the longest pucks in the squad. Could be a great player outfield too but in goals is a massive asset to the team.

Josh Ryan: Corner back. Fast and nippy player who has made many excellent hooks, blocks and clearances. Skills improving quickly after a season out of the game.

Brian Molloy: Fullback. Athletic, tough as they come and well able to hurl. Has a red helmet and can remind you of another auld lad who used wear one. You could say he was the joker in the pack but in fact we have several of those…

Brian Morrissey: Corner back. Tight and uncompromising. His pick and clearance has come on a ton. Does not blink when the pressure is on and made our best stand-your-ground tackle of the year.

Dylan Crowe: Wing Back. The engine on this guy! Covers so much ground to get in the tackle, then carry and clear. Another one improving at a rate of knots.

Sol Frost: Centre Back. Does his own job and chips in to help every other defender with theirs. Must use some sort of black magic in rucks as no matter how many are scrabbling around it is invariably he who comes away with the ball.

Jack Moloney: Wing Back. Super fast, good pick and tenacious in the tackle. Loves training… and having a slightly sarcastic chat.

Mark Delaney: Midfield. Has it all, skill, speed and temperament. Creates plenty but can also defend. Nobody makes more blocks. Gives it everything, every game.

Jamie Power: Midfield. Very strong on the ball, shrugs opponents off like they were pesky flies. Pops up to take some valuable points. Has skill, athleticism and toughness.

Conor Meehan: Wing forward. Classy ball player who slaloms around the opposition to score. Like Lionel Messi if he was born in Killula rather than Santa Fe. Able to score frees from all angles.

Michael Costello: Centre Forward. Tall! The hardworking fulcrum of our attack who keeps our opponent’s #6 both nervous and busy. Mucks around on ponies to pass time between games.

Daniel McDarby: Wing forward. Wins the ball, then head down and he runs. Brilliant carrier into the danger area and able to pick a pass.

Lochlan Gregson: Corner Forward. The smiley smile hides a ruthless streak in front of goal. Nippy, skilful and a handful for corner backs.

Seadhna Liddy: Full forward. Tough but has vision and excellent ball control. Could catch a sliothar if God dropped it from the clouds. Well, maybe that’s overstating it but you get the general idea…

Ronan Tierney: Corner forward. Seriously pacy and with constantly improving skills. One to watch when he gets on the ball.

Eamonn Cavanagh: Forward. He has really excellent skill levels.

Oisin Crimmins: Forward. He has a great pick-up and can catch.

Hugh O’Grady: Defender. One of our most reliable lads to be at training. Has his moments when it all comes together and whack!

Declan Howard: Defender. Tough in the tackle with some great breakaways from the ruck.

Shane Quinn: Defender. Not afraid to put his body on the line. Or tell a few jokes..

Lee Cregan: Forward. Classy skills and with just the right amount of aggression.

Robert Hanton: Defender. Stubborn man-marker who is on an upward curve.

Seamus Quinn: Forward. Good to get on the breaks, and has the wrists to capitalise.

Conor Crowe: Defender. Always willing to get stuck in, now gaining in skill.

Mark Molloy: Defender. A thorny opponent whose catch and striking are improving enormously.

Ethan Fitzgerald: Forward. Has brilliant skills that seem effortless. When he adds some effort then…

Evan Morrissey: Defender. A fine, brave player of improving abilities.

Aaron Moroney: Defender. Young but has excellent striking, ball control and catch.

John Lynch: Forward. Young and his season marred by injury. Still tough, still skilful, a great prospect.

Emmet Calvey: Forward. Young but hustles to get on the ball and well able to split the posts

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