The finals of the parish hurling league took place last Saturday in the main field. We were treated to two top class games of hurling with courage, skill and determination in abundance.
In the B final, Darren Lonergan had a mighty game at full back, and was well assisted by Jack Moloney, Killian Halpin and Francis Delaney. For his team, Conor O’Brien was excellent on goal, pulling off some point blank saves. Tiernan McLaughlin was in top form, with Thomas Kelly also showing great courage and determination. David Richards and Mark Casey were a formidable full back line and Oisin O’Suilleabhain made some great clearances. A well worked goal was the difference between the two sides in the end with Colin McEniry’s team just edging it in the end in what was a titanic struggle.
The A final was also a tough battle. Eoghan Kelly was again in top form, proving to be a handful at midfield. Kevin Grogan was on fire scoring a great goal from a close in free. Jake Kiely showed great skill and got some fine scores. The younger players like Conor Lonergan, Nathan Walsh and especially Keith Martin were very much to the fore. For Eoin O’Neill’s team, Eoin himself and Stephen Grogan were excellent. Joeseph Browne was very assured on goal. Liam Hickey and Thomas McDonagh were very safe in defence. Again what was really encouraging was the contribution made by the younger players on the teams. Liam O’Neill, Darragh Cremmins, David Clifford, Thomas Molan and Christopher McDonagh got stuck into the match at every opportunity.
In the end it was Eoin O’Neill who took home the Horan Family perpetual cup. Many thanks to Ger Hally, Kevin O’Neill, Conor Casey, Dan Delaney and Larry Molan for looking after the teams this year. Thanks also to Gavin Berry, Ted Linehan and Daniel Moloney for refereeing the games, and also to our chairman Tadhg Howard who refereed the B final at very short notice.
Thanks also to Brendan Horan and the staff at the school for their help and support in getting names for the teams and the jerseys. Again we had a feast of food after the games and thanks to everyone who helped out with the catering. Again our excellent patron of the juvenile club, John Quirke, sponsored the player of the tournament. As we have often said, John Quirke has been a huge help to the club for a lot more years than any of us care to remember, and no doubt he will be for many years to come.
COUNTY FINALS IN CAHIR
Last Sunday Commercials and Golden/Kilfeacle played the County M. F. Final in Cahir while on Sunday next at 12 noon Mullinahone play Emly in the Co. I. F. C. Final.
SCRAP METAL COLLECTION
The scrap metal collection is going very well. We thank all householders and businesses who have supplied material and those who have helped in the collection. Due to the success of the project it has been decided to keep it going for another week or so. For details contact: John O’Connor 086-8228508 Pakie Hyland 086-2605731 Willie O’Gorman 085-1643913 or Larry Molan 086-2514397.