Alas their dream is over as Dromahair lost the final by 1 point after a game that saw them lead for most of the way through. Playing with a strong wind they led at half time 0-5 to 1-1 in a game that was littered with frees. The physically bigger Glasdrumman team managed a point then a goal after a sustained period of pressure. Dromahair played open ball into the forwards but had to work very hard for each score and the 1 point lead proved to be insufficient considering the loss of the wind advantage in the second half.
The red and whites put in a huge performance in the second half which was not without its dramas. Without spoiling the viewing of the programme it was nail biting stuff right until the final whistle deep in injury time. Unfortunately for the gallant Dromahair lads they ended 1 behind at the key stage of the game and tried ever so hard to level matters. The dream was not to be, much to the dismay of the team, mentors and the huge support.
Congratulations is due to the Team and Management for their achievement in reaching the final and putting Dromahair firmly on the map. The supporters who turned out in their thousands were a credit and they provided the necessary support with their magnificant colour and fanfare.
The final will be shown Sunday evening at 6:30pm on RTE 1.
09-May-09 by Brendan Doyle – PRO