Westport GAA

Castlebar 1-6 Westport 2-12

Westport ran out easy winners against Castlebar in the 1st round of the Genfitt Senior Hurling League in what was the first competitve fixture under the new managemant of Damien Loftus, Colm ‘Frosty’ Forrestal and Benny Geraghty.

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Rory Brennan caused havoc in the opening half and amassed 2-3 to give the visitors a six point lead at half time. Stepeh Broderick, James Walsh and new recruit Adrian Guiney contributed nicely also.

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In the second half Westport could have had a further goal only to see Eoin Madigans rasping drive come off the crossbar. Broderick continued to put over the frees and Colm Higgins tapped over a lovely point after a mazy run that saw Westport eventually run out 9 point winners.

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Westport:

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Ronan Cullinane; Christian Sherridan, Aidan Connolly, John Connolly; Colin ‘Stumpy’ Staunton, Conor Ryan, Stephen Gallagher; James Walsh, Eoin Madigan; Colm Higgins, Stephen Broderick, Diarmuid Kelly; Adrian Guiney, Rory Brennan, Joe O’Malley.

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Subs: Peter Lee for Diarmuid Kelly, Sebastian Doheny for Joe O’Malley