Bearna/Na Forbacha (Galway) 1-12
St Marys (Leitrim) 1-9
An experienced Bearna/Na Forbacha side just edged out a
gallant St Marys side by a single goal in the AIB Connacht
Club Junior Hurling Final played today on the astroturf in the
Breffni Park complex Cavan.
The sides were level on 26 minutes but crucially the Galway
champions scored 3 points before half time and extended their
lead to 6 points early in the 2nd half. To St Marys credit they
battled tremendously and reduced that lead to 3 points by the
52nd minute but diaster struck when they conceeded a soft goal 2
minutes later to leave themselves an up-hill battle. Leitrim”s
standard bearers reduced the deficit to 3 points again with a
late goal but time ran out and they were left rueing a number
of earlier missed chances. Credit must go to our Leitrim
representatives who just fell short of winning a Connacht title.
They more than equited themselves against a team from a
County accepted as being a hurling stronghold. This should
provide great motivation to the Leitrim Club and other clubs
in Leitrim and their mentors who continue to foster our hurling.
Hard luck but well done St Marys.
23-Jan-11 by Colette Fox – PRO