Posted by Indianapolis Gaelic Athletic Association on Jun 15 2017 at 09:23AM PDT in 2017-2018
image As June welcomed the hurlers of Indy with the first hot day of the season, 9 Irish Brothers looked to continue their solid, steady climb up the table. Facing a team that came in at 5-1 and sitting in second place in what surely is THE premier pub league in the good ol’ US of A, the Checkers were not to be denied. Racing out to a 10-point lead at half time, 9 Irish looked to win back-to-back games for the first time this campaign. The first half was a display of suffocating and dominating defense and possession. A half accentuated by tic-tac-toe highlights of lift, pass, point was marred only by a moonball goal by the company of limited liability’s Louie Landman. Brian Chernish was so absorbed gazing into the heavens the orb plopped behind the lad’s head and into the goal, no doubt with tongue out in sliotar mockery. Despite exhortations from the captains that this was a dangerous team, Dugan & Voland began to start lighting it up late in the second half as the Green & Blacks started to lose steam. However, train kept rolling on offense enough and stellar play in goal by Chernish held the D & V in check. A key pre-game change had Chris “The Other” Hazel assigned to Jeremy Fagan. An ever-increasingly frustrated Fagan was limited to a mere goal for the Limes, though he did ring the post on one shot. Gold number 14 was still finding lumps and scrapes of which he was not aware, even into the next day. “It’s just a flesh wound, I’ve had worse!” 9 Irish has now won three of their last five with tight losses in the other two to get to within one game of .500 and move into a virtual tie for fourth in the league standings. The Checkers have put up 70 points in their last two and have averaged 33 in their three victories as the squad continues to gel. Expect more noise from the burgeoning force. 9 Irish Abú!


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