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Late surge sees Castleblayney hurlers defeat Sean Treacy's

Dec 3, 2023 17:47 By Michael Cooke
Late surge sees Castleblayney hurlers defeat Sean Treacy's
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Castleblayney can look forward to an All-Ireland JHC semi-final in two week's time.

Castleblayney reached the All-Ireland junior club hurling semi-finals following a 5-24 to 3-18 victory over Sean Treacy’s after extra time at Ruislip.

The sides were tied 3-16 apiece at full-time. The Monaghan champions dominated the remainder of the game to claim a convincing win.

Sean Treacy’s led 1-4 to 0-3 eight minutes into the first half. Fergal Rafter, Leo Maloney and Declan Hughes on target for Castleblayney.

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Maloney levelled the game on 18 minutes before four successive points saw Sean Treacy’s lead 1-9 to 0-8 at half-time.

Eoin McHugh’s goal two minutes into the second half pushed Sean Treacy’s eight points clear. Thomas Hughes pulled one back for Castleblayney ten minutes later making it a three-point game.

Tommy McGrath’s replied with a goal for Sean Treacy’s on 45 minutes. Three minutes into stoppage time Liam Galway gave them a six-point lead.

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However, Castleblayney were resilient. Leo Maloney and Thomas Hughes adding a goal each deep into injury time, forcing the game to extra-time.

Hughes completed his hat-trick five minutes into extra time. Brian McGuigan added another goal with six minutes remaining as Castleblayney ran out comfortable winners.

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