Tipperary Town boys win Munster colleges hurling title

Daniel Kelly (Abbey CBS) in action against Adam Horgan (Glanmire CC) in the Munster U15 1/2 hurling final in Ballygiblin last Wednesday.
Tipperary town school Abbey CBS won the Munster u15 1/2 schools hurling title with a great win over Cork side Glanmire.

Tipperary town school Abbey CBS won the Munster u15 1/2 schools hurling title with a great win over Cork side Glanmire.

At Ballygiblin the Tipp team turned in a power-packed display to win 1-16 to 2-12 after extra time and claim Corn an Phiarsaigh.

A late Glanmire goal forced extra time after Abbey had looked winners and the Cork side led in the first period of the added time.

But Abbey dug deep for a deserved win, their first since 1997 when 2010 All Ireland winning Tipperary player Conor O’Brien was a member of the team.

This victory was fashioned from an all round team performance.The half back line of Darragh Egan, David Byron who played a captain’s part,and Shane Ryan were outstanding.

The full back line of Kieran Breen, Michael McCormack and Stephen O’Brien soaked up a lot of pressure.

Up front top scorer Shane Neville, Rian Doody and Andrew Vance also stood out.

Glanmire CC had excelleent players in Aideen Hackett, Aaron Lehane, Liam Healy, Adam Horgan, Ciaran Cashman and Jack O’Connor, but lost Aaron Lehane and Adam Horgan to injury.

Abbey C.B.S : Luke Ashmore (Lattin/Cullen); Kieran Breen (Kickhams), Michael McCormack (Kickhams), Steven O’Brien (Eire Óg Annacarty); Shane Ryan (Galtee Rovers) (0-1), David Byron (Galtee Rovers), Daire Egan (Galtee Rovers)(0-1); Josh Ryan

(Doon/Oola)(0-2), Patrick O’Donoughue (Garryspillane); Daniel Kelly (Arravale Rovers), Shane Neville (Lattin/Cullen)(0-8) (0- 6f) Shane Mulcahy (Arravale Rovers); Kevin Franks (Lattin/Cullen), Rian Doody (Cappawhite)(0-3), Andrew Vance (Emly)(1-1). Subs;Nial Heffernan (Golden/Kilfeacle) for Shane Mulcahy,Fergus Halligan (Arravale Rovers) for

Kevin FranksConal Donovan (Arravale Rovers ) for Niall HeffernanKevin Franks for Conal Donovan.

Glanmire CC: Dylan Mullane; Ciaran Walshe, Aidan Hackett, Shane Higgins; Cillian Roche, Chris Dunne, Aaron Lehane; Liam Healy(0-4F), Adam Horgan; James O’Riordan(0-1), Tristan O’Leary, Cormac O Leary; Patrick O’Driscoll(0-2)(0-1f), Ciaran Cashman (1-2), Jack O’ Connor (1-3).