Congratulations to our U16 hurlers who showed outstanding character to land the Roinn C league title after an extra time win over a very strong Cloneen/Railyard side.
After a nip and tuck opening 20 minutes the boys found themselves six points down at half time following the concession of two goals as the half drew to a close. Against the wind in the second half the lads found themselves eight points down with just over 20 minutes to play. It looked as if the game was getting away from them but instead each and every one of them refused to lie down and proceeded to score eight unanswered points to draw level. They then went a point up only for Cloneen to draw level to force the game into extra time.
Our lads dominated the opening 10 minutes of extra time and went on to score 1-3 to lead by six points at half time. The second period of extra time was a titanic battle and despite Cloneen scoring a goal the lads dug deep to see out the win.
The mentors and every player on the panel deserve huge credit for the spirit they showed. The never say die attitude was a pleasure to watch. Time to drive on for the championship now lads!!
Well done to all and thanks for all the support for the lads at the game. It was great to see.