Cluainín Iomaint and Gortletteragh played the Minor Hurling Final last Sunday at St. Marys GAA pitch.  With near perfect weather conditions and playing surface for hurling the supporters were treated to some wonderful hurling.  In a one sided game the Manorhamilton team dominated the game in all areas of the field.  Cluainín were on a high from winning the Under 16 Championship last weekend and with senior county players of Niall McLoughlin and Kevin Clerkin showing leadership Gortletteragh just could not cope.  Gortletteragh did have the fitness and physicality but their lack of practice with the camán and sliotar was evident. Niall Beirne and Enna Madden battled hard but the elusive James Rooney and Niall McLoughlin in midfield for Manor were much too strong.  Gavin O Hagan had to be alert to make two fine saves inÓgoals for Cluainín in the second half.  Martin Monaghan, Conor O Hagan and Micheal Feely commanded the full back line while the skillful Kevin Clerkin and Ethan Clancy won every ball that came their way in the half back line.  Karl McDermott at centre half forward for Cluainín will surely be making an appearance for the county team soon.  He was instrumental in all of Cluainíns attacks.  Alan McSharry also showed some great touches at corner forward.  In total Manor had nine players on the score sheet which shows that it was by no means a one man show.  Final score Cluainín Iomaint 4.13 Gortletteragh 0.03.
Well done to Cluainín Iomaint who are setting the standard for others to follow making a clean sweep winning the Under 16, Minor and Senior Championships.

 

 

26-Nov-12 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO