Under 12 Hurling Final
Wolfe Tones 1-06
After winning the football championship, Wolfe Tones U12’s were hoping for a double when they stepped out against Sixmilebridge for this final.
The sides had already drawn in the preliminary rounds, making this a mouth watering encounter.
Wolfe Tones started the brighter but their failure to convert scoring chances ultimately cost them dearly, though they led at half time by 0-4 to 0-1.
The Tones came out strongly again at the beginning of the second half, starting brilliantly with a Jack Cunningham goal, making the score 1-5 to 0-2, with Wolfe Tones in control.
Credit must go to Sixmilebridge who scored 2-1 to put them a point ahead with ten minutes remaining. Wolfe Tones battled hard but could not get the equaliser.
On the day both teams were a credit to their clubs and management. With Clare due to host the Feile na nGael in 2010, followers can look forward to very competitive hurling.
Wolfe Tones: Evan O’Gorman, Michael Hayes, Kevin Justice, Brian Conway, Shane Mullaney, Daniel Clair, Ross O’Connor, Aaron Shanagher, Robbie Meaney, Eoghan Gough, Jack Cunningham (capt), Brian O’Connor, Dean Devanney, Darragh McMahon, Sean Costelloe.
Sixmilebridge: Jason Loughnane, Gavin O’Reilly, Niall Hogan, Jack O’Grady, Robert Halpin, Cathal Lynch (capt), Ronan Cahill, Charlie Carmody, Cathal Kinnane, Aidan Whelan, Dean Costelloe, Pa Mulready, Cian Hogan, Cathaoir Agnew, Shane Flynn.
Inter. Hurling Rd 3
Wolfe Tones 2-13
Wolfe Tones travelled to Cratloe in hope more than expectation to take on Meelick in this round three intermediate hurling tie after previously losing to Clarecastle and giving a walkover to Bodyke.
Thanks to Colm Hanley’s accurate free taking and a goal from Alan Hehir, Wolfe Tones were well in control in the first half and led at the break by 1-07 to 0-06.
Meelick came back strongly in the second half reducing the lead to a solitary point.
Another goal and a point at a crucial time in the game from Ronan Hehir, followed by two from Johnny Bridges closed out the game for Wolfe Tones.
This highly entertaining encounter was only marred by three dismissals, one from Wolfe Tones and two from Meelick.
Wolfe Tones: Trevor O’Donnell, Niall Murphy, Darren O’Connell, Eoghan Hanley, Sean Curtin, Joe McGauley, Sean Cahill, Chris Dunning, Alan Hehir, Paul Walsh, Jamie Walker, Johnny Bridges, George Justice, Colm Hanley, Ronan Hehir.
Subs: John Madigan for Eoghan Hanley, Mark Regan for Chris Dunning, Eoghan Hanley for Sean Cahill.
Scorers: Colm Hanley (0-6, 5f), Ronan Hehir (1-3), Alan Hehir (1-0), Johnny Bridges (0-2), George Justice (0-1), Chris Dunning (0-1).
Wolfe Tones won their final round of the U12 B hurling championship against Kilmaley on Sunday. They now qualify for the semi-finals, which will be held this weekend.
Junior Ladies Football Championship 1st round
Wolfe Tones 0-19, Kilrush 0-17.
Wednesday 19th August, minor football v Corofin, home.