Facing into the breeze, the home side, without the services of a number of their more senior players, had a very youthful look to them and it took them a while to settle. Unfortunately, in that first half, the visitors notched up a significant lead, with the scoreline at 2-10 to 1-4 at the break.
With some words of advice from Manager, Sean Earls, the side set about reducing the defecit in the 2nd half, and did so magnificently, with an excellent half of hurling. They reduced the lead to a single point with time almost up, but the experienced Cratloe side rallied and ran out winners on a 3-16 to 2-13 scoreline. Defeated, the Clooney/Quin side can look ahead to the remainder of the Competition with renewed hope as they won't meet a more experienced side than they faced on Tuesday evening.
On this Sunday at 12 noon its the turn of the Clonlara Intermediate side who take on Clooney/Quin in Clooney in the League.