Cuala secured an historic All-Ireland victory over the Clare Champions Ballyea (Cuala 2-19 Ballyea 1-10) in the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park on St Patricks Day.
Kerry native Darragh O’Connell – who was named TG4 “Man of the Match” – hit a brace of points while substitute Colum Sheanon added another two as the Ballyea challenge withered completely. (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/cuala-secure-historic-allireland-crown-with-emphatic-win-over-ballyea-35541297.html)
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Photos in the Cuala Gallery:
Ballyea: K Sheehan; B Carrig, J Browne, J Neylon; P Flanagan, G O’Connell, J Murphy (0-1); T Kelly, S Lineen; N Deasy (1-6, 6f) P Connolly, C Doohan; P Lillis (0-2) G Brennan (0-1) , D Burke. Subs: M O’Leary for Connolly 37m; D Egan for Burke 39m; B Murphy for Neylon 56m; M Coughlan for Lineen
Cuala: S Brennan; P Schutte, Cian O’Callaghan, S Timlin; O Gough; S Moran, J Malone (1-0); J Sheanon (0-1); D O’Connell (0-3); D Treacy (0-9, 8f) C Cronin (1-1), S Treacy, C Waldron, Con O’Callaghan (0-2), M Schutte (0-1. Subs: C Sheanon (0-2) for Waldron 47m; R Tierney for Timlin 61m; N Kenny for Cronin 63m.
Referee: Fergal Horgan (Tipperary)