Hurling news week beginning 16th July 2012

Thurles Sarsfields international Festival

Cluainín Iomaint travelled to Thurles last Friday to take part in the 40th anniversary of the Thurles Sarsfields International Tournament. They played Kilbrin of Cork, Kilmoyley of Kerry and Na Magha of Derry. The team battled well in all games and put it up to each team. Manor were unlucky not to snatch victory against the Derry team. To put it into context of the level we were up against, Na Magha are in Division 2 of the Táin League where Cluainín are in Division 5. To say Manor did themselves proud is an understatement and could have won all three games if they were full strength. The team got to watch the three All Ireland Hurling Qualifiers in Semple Stadium after the tournament. The trip put Leitrim hurling on the map and showed that Leitrim hurlers are constantly developing. 

Leitrim Hurling League

In the Leitrim league Cluainín went down to a strong Gortletteragh side last Wednesday on a scoreline of 4-10 to 7points. The county champions showed Cluainín that they will be a force to be reckoned with if any of the other clubs are to take the county title off their hands this year. Gortletteraghs physical presence around the middle of the field made sure of their victory while Mark Donaghue was faultless from frees. It must be said that a healthy and competitive club competition will only improve our county team. 

Connacht Development Squad

Cluainín Iomaint have four representatives on the Connacht Hurling Development Team. Karl McDermott, Ethan Clancy, Conor O Hagan and Alan McSharry are currently training hard with the best hurlers from each county in Connacht as they prepare to take on Ulster soon.



18-Jul-12 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO