Brothers Prearse 2-16, Sean Treacys 0-13
By Damian Dolan.
Brothers Pearse opened their assault on the Senior Hurling Championship with an impressive victory over Sean Treacys at Ruislip on Sunday.
Pearse’s made the south Londoners pay for not taking their first half goal chances to lead by ten at the break, and despite a second half rally from Treacys, when they closed the gap to just six, Pearse’s recovered to close the game out.
Pearse’s settled the quicker through points from the dangerous Brian Healy and David Ryan, before Dave Enright left his man for dead and fed John Kennedy to finish emphatically past Tim O’Leary. We hadn’t played five minutes and Pearse’s led 1-2 to no score.
Missed chances would be Treacys’ Achilles heel in the first half. Simon Keane played in John Cusack, only for his fierce strike to be brilliantly turned away by Michael Conway in the Pearse’s goal.
Darren Moore’s free did get Treacys on the board with the south London side having finally settled after a slow start. But while Pearse’s were more direct in their approach, Treacys at times were guilty of over-elaborating in possession and not getting enough quick ball into their forward line.
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