Murray sets the pace in scoring stakes for Coolderry

2011 Offaly GAA / Bridge House Hotel senior hurler of the year Damien Murray continues to be Coolderry’s leading scorer as they strive to claim a first ever AIB All-Ireland Club SHC title.

2011 Offaly GAA / Bridge House Hotel senior hurler of the year Damien Murray continues to be Coolderry’s leading scorer as they strive to claim a first ever AIB All-Ireland Club SHC title.

The Offaly kingpins have played eleven matches en-route to their St Patrick’s Day showdown with Loughgiel Shamrocks and Murray has scored

3-62 (71 points) of their 20-175 thus far. 3-19 of Murray’s total came from play, with forty-three points coming from dead ball situations.

Coolderry’s leading scorer from play is Eoin Ryan with a tally of 7-21

(42 points) to his credit and hot on his heels is Cathal Parlon, the AIB Leinster Club Hurler of the Year award winner, on 5-24 (39 points). Indeed, 2-11 of Parlon’s scores have been registered during Coolderry’s three outings outside Offaly.

Murray, Ryan and Parlon along with Brian Carroll (0-39) have chalked up an incredible fifteen goals and 146 points between them.

Both Ryan and Murray have scored in ten of Coolderry’s eleven games – with Ryan failing to find the target in the county semi-final versus Kilcormac/Killoughey and Murray wasn’t among the scorers in their opening game against Kinnitty.

Of Coolderry’s 20-175 total, 20-116 has been scored from play, 0-53 frees and 0-6 from ‘65’s. They haven’t recorded a score from a penalty or a side-line cut.

Coolderry boast a plus score difference of +14-28 (70 points) and in eleven matches they’ve leaked a miserable six goals.

In six matches, Stephen Corcoran hasn’t shipped a goal (versus Kinnitty, Shamrocks, Drumcullen, Birr (county final), Ballyboden St Enda’s & Gort).

And in four of the five games where Corcoran was beaten (versus Shinrone, Birr (group), Kilcormac/Killoughey & Oulart-the-Ballagh), just one goal went in.

The only club to manage more than one green flag against the back-to-back Offaly champions was Seir Kieran in the quarter-final.