ADULT HURLING LEAGUE FINAL – TUESDAY 4ST NOVEMBER, BALLINTEER
CUALA 2-15; BALLINTEER ST. JOHN 0-3
They certainly kept the best wine ‘til last! The 3rd team hurlers served up a performance last night that was right out of the top drawer. Every single player contributed to the cause. They took home a League title and secured promotion with another powerful team performance. They haven’t lost a league game all season. Such was the intensity and the hooking and blocking from the Cuala heroes that it took Ballinteer a full 27 minutes to register their first point.
Footnote 1: With 32 players togged out and ready to play and another 14 on the books’, it looks like there will be a need for a fourth adult hurling team next year to cope with the numbers.
Footnote 2: A number of players reported to Michael Fitzsimons immediately after the game with back trouble. Unfortunately, they decided to give some of the managers “the bumps” and it turned nasty!
Next up: Celebrations and medal presentations are scheduled for the Druid’s Chair in a fortnight!
Panel: Canice Dowling, Kevin Roche, Ray Walshe, Colman O’Drisceoil, Anthony Higgins, Eamonn Drumgoole , Kevin Killian, Oisin McCann, Brian Murphy, Alan McCarthy, Shane O’Brien (0-1), Simon Cullen (0-1), Rory Doyle, Dylan Kennedy (0-1), Edward Monaghan, Eamon Og Ryan (1-3), Conor O’Sullivan, Conor Bass, Shane Bass, Denis Monaghan , James McCarthy, Fintan O’Brien (inj.), Odhran Waldron, Fintan Porteir, Fionn O’Drisceoil, Daithi O’Murchu (0-3), Rory Stanley, Conor Ennis, Michael Kennedy, Eoghan Dunne (0-6, 4 frees), David Ryan (1-0), Jack Mc Carthy.