St Molleran’s Intermediate Hurlers defeated near neighbours Clonea in the League final.
The Carriganore pitch was in perfect condition for the match and the large attendance were treated to a highly entertaining encounter.
St Molleran’s were in the lead for the majority of the first half but were left to rue a a lot of missed scoring opportunities, which left the teams level at the interval.
The half time score was: St Molleran’s 0-5, Clonea 0-5.
In the second half, the Carrickbeg men were quickly out of the blocks scoring 1-02 without reply.
As expected, Clonea rallied well and were back on level terms with only minutes remaining. With extra time beckoning, a long clearance from the St Molleran’s defence was latched on to by the wily Jerome O’Shea, who worried the opposing goalkeeper out of possession before slotting the ball to the net.
While a few extra minutes were played, this was to be the final and most vital score of an outstanding and sporting game.
The scenes of jubilation at the final whistle showed what this victory meant to the players and mentors and how honoured they were to bring the League trophy back the parish of Carrickbeg.
On a night when St Molleran’s had heroes all over the field, the Club must give special mention to Jerome O’Shea who rolled back the years with a vintage display scoring 2-04 in the process.
The Club is very happy with the team’s performances over the past seasons. If all the team’s players can return to fitness and they and the mentors remain, St Molleran’s will be a serious contendor for outright honours in 2013.
Meanwhile, St Molleran’s Juvenile and Camogie Club’s annual awards night took place last Sunday in the Community Centre, Carrickbeg. Full report in next week’s notes.
Tickets are now on sale for the St Molleran’s Juvenile Christmas draw. There are some great prizes to be won again this year. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member. They cost €2 each or a book of 3 costs €5.