“The experience of the last couple years has come back to us and helped us out” | Garryspillane manager James O’Keefe on seeing out Mungret game

The Bouncers moved onto four points in the Limerick SHC with their Sunday night victory.

Group two of the SHC opened up over the weekend with the latest results blowing the race for qualification spots wide open, including Garryspillane’s win over Mungret St Pauls.

The game finished 2-18 to 1-17, after the side were able to fend off a late Mungret rally and see their way to a second victory of the championship.

Manager James O’Keeffe was full of praise for the character his side showed throughout the game, especially towards the end to ensure the victory.

“We went in at half-time and were a point up or something and we knew had a strong breeze in the second half so we said we’ll push on inside there and if we get the right ball into our forwards, that they were on top, we thought that would do it for us and it did.

“Our boys, there’s great heart in them and I suppose the experience of the last couple of years has come back to us and helped us out in this.”

Adam Sheehan heads up his defence in the Limerick SHC clash between Garryspillane and Mungret St Pauls. Credit: Mungret St Pauls Faceboook

The result leaves Garryspillane level with four other sides on four points, with the qualifying places up for grabs for any of the teams as we approach the penultimate round of fixtures.

And the win puts O’Keeffe’s side in with a real chance of making the cut, but he believes any of the four sides will be worthy of qualifying from the group as he looks ahead to their top of the table clash against Ballybrown.

“It opens up the group, there’s four teams now on four points so any of the four teams could qualify for the two places.

“We’ll enjoy tonight, get back training, we might give the boys a break tomorrow so training Tuesday night and then we have Ballybrown on Thursday night.”

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Garryspillane face Ballybrown this Thursday at 6pm in Caherconlish in round four of the Limerick Senior Hurling Championship.

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