The county’s hurlers were in Christy Ring Cup action again this afternoon, this time across the water at McGovern Park in Ruislip, where they were up against London in a Round 3 clash. They won well too, coming out on top by 1-22 to 2-13.
The foundations for the win were laid in the opening half. Mayo led from the off and by half-time they’d built up a big lead on the Exiles, as they went in 1-16 to 0-6 in front.
London cut the gap after the break, scoring two goals in the process, but they had too much ground to make up on the visitors who eventually ran out the winners by six points.
So after three rounds of matches, Derek Walsh’s team have found their feet nicely in this campaign. They’re in third place in the table, behind Kildare, who have three wins from three and look by far the strongest team in the competition, and Derry, who, like us, have two wins from three.
Mayo’s opponents in Round 4 are Sligo, who have one win from three outings, and so we’ll be looking to make further progress in the competition then. That match takes place at James Stephens Park two weeks from now.
In other hurling news, the county’s U17s had a fine win over Tyrone today. They won their Celtic Challenge Championship Round 3 match against Tyrone at Manorhamilton by 3-12 to 3-3.
Down in Limerick, meanwhile, the Mayo U14 LGFA team had a brave battle against Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final but it was the Kingdom who came out on top in the end, winning by 8-9 to 3-6.
2 thoughts on “Hurlers win again”
Congratulations to the Hurlers. After a poor league and that absolute drubbing by kildare in the opening round it looks like not only will they stay up in Christy Ring but maybe make the final. The final round robin game against Derry could effectively be a semi final. Mind you reaching the final against kildare might be a dubious prize! Well done to minor hurlers as well and its nice to see players on it beyond the two big East Mayo powerhouses…some green shoots for Mayo hurling hopefully…
Great to see our hurlers putting in a few good performances after a disappointing league campaign. Well done to players and management and hopefully they give Sligo a better game than the last time they met, when we were beaten by 6 points.