Episode 109: Sports Round Up
This weekend all eyes were on the small ball with the Senior Hurling final between Carrick Hurling and Cluainín Iomaint of Manorhamilton on Saturday afternoon.
Carrick Hurling secured their 33rd county senior title with a 1-20 to 0-21 win after extra time and Breifne Earley caught up with their coach Olcan Conway, captain Cathal McCrann, goalscorer Stephen Goldrick and man of the match James Glancy after their victory. Cluainín’s Declan Ryan shared his disappointment after they probably edged the encounter but ending up on the losing side.
Sean O’Heslins Ballinamore slipped up in their bid to secure a league final place when despite a number of scorable chances late in the game they were unable to close a single point gap to get the draw they needed to reach the final. Mohill, their opponents yesterday will now face St. Mary’s Kiltoghert in the league final next Saturday afternoon in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada.
Breifne spoke to Shane Quinn & Liam Keenan from Mohill as well as Keelan McHugh of Sean O’Heslins after the game.
Niall Morahan and Sligo Rovers were on the losing side of a 2-1 scoreline against high flying Derry City in the Showgrounds on Saturday evening for the last home fixture of this season. Rovers took the lead early in the encounter but were unable to hold on to their lead and eventually lost out by the odd goal in three.
Both Manor Rangers and Carrick Town recorded 4-3 victories in the Sligo / Leitrim & District League over the weekend while local referee Emma Cleary has been selected to act as 4th official for the Women’s Senior FAI Cup Final in which Dearbhaile Beirne will feature for Peamount United.
In what was a disappointing weekend for Rugby, Matthew Earley was unable to prevent his Sligo Rugby side slipping to a 20-15 defeat to Wanderers in Dublin on Saturday in Division 2B of the All Ireland League.