St Marys and Mullinahone both had their first game in the 2013 South Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship on Wednesday night last at Anner Park, Cloneen.
It was a glorious evening for hurling and there was a reasonable attendance.
However the game itself was a total mismatch with St Mary’s winning 2-37 to 0-5. The town side who won last season’s title were in sparkling form hitting points from all angles and distances. At the final whistle they had amassed the magnificent total of 37 points not to mention two goals.
Is this a record total of points in an hour’s hurling?
For the third time in a row the gradings committees and board officers of south and county have subjected Mullinahone minors to ridicule. Fair play to the team for lining out and battling to the end. Last season this side were unable to play in U16B competition and this year they were upgraded to minor A grade with only two under 18s in the side. The half time score in Cloneen was 1-19 to 0-3. No wonder the Carrick Swan representatives left early in the game having seen enough.
St. Marys - Michael Boland, Robert Lyons, Sean Gunn, Dara Phelan, Kyle Peters, David Collins, Liam Ryan, Richie Gunn, Paudie Louram, Ross Dennehy, Ross Peters, Matt Barlow, Ronan Barlow, Eric Walsh, Ronan Brady. Sub Paudie White for Ross Dennehy (inj)
Mullinahone - Graham Horan, John O’Connell, Kevin McGrath, Edward Dunne, Liam Hicks, Enda Keane, Liam Fennelly, Joe Hogan, John O’Grady, Tyler Hicks, Micheál Dunne, Colin Shelly, Paul Luttrell, Shane Egan, Colin Byrne. Subs used Gavin Keane Cathal Kavanagh