Our congratulations are extended to the hurlers of Carrick Hurling Club who captured the Connacht Junior Hurling Championship following a 2-11 to 2-9 victory over Galway Junior Hurling Champs Ballygar. Having qualified for the final last Monday with a victory over Sligo Champions  Coolera/Strandhill, they were determined not to let this chance of provincial glory slip from their grasp. Ahead at the break 0-6 to 0-5, they stormed their way to victory in the second period and withstood all the Ballygar lads could throw at them. Captain James Glancy accepted the cup on behalf of his delighted teammates while Clement Cunniffe was Man of the Match with a return of 1-6. Next up for the Carrick boys is a meeting with the Ulster champions, still to be declared, in January 2019. Interestingly, this is the first time ever that a male team from Leitrim has won a provincial club title after defeats in 13 finals across all grades and codes. Savour the moment!!

Carrick Hurlers crossing the bridge into Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon earlier this evening.