The U21s made it two from two in this year’s Hastings Cup when this afternoon at James Stephens Park in Ballina they recorded a comfortable ten-point win over Monaghan. Niall Heffernan’s charges prevailed on a 2-11 to 0-7 scoreline.
The vast bulk of the damage was done in the first half when our lads had a strong wind at their backs. They reached the turn 2-7 to 0-1 in front, the goals coming from TJ Byrne and Liam Irwin. That left them with the task of conserving this lead playing into the wind in the second period and the final scoreline confirms that they largely succeeded in doing just that.
It was one-way traffic to an even greater degree at MacHale Park this afternoon where in the Connacht Senior Hurling League our lads thumped Sligo on a scoreline of 3-22 to 0-3.
Team and scorers details for the U21s today are as follows:
MAYO: Marc Mulligan; Kevin Lynch, David Kenny, James Stretton; Cian Burke, Stephen Coen (0-1), Sean Regan (0-1); Matthew Ruane, Val Roughneen (0-1); TJ Byrne (1-1), Adam Gallagher (0-2), James Durcan (0-3, two frees); James Quinn, Liam Irwin (1-2, two frees), Aidan O’Sullivan. Subs used: Ronan Carolan for Quinn, Darren McHale for Durcan, Ronan Finn for Regan, Mark Forkan for Stretton, Conor Finnerty for Irwin, Brian Reape for Gallagher.