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County Intermediate Hurling Championship 1st Round - 2016

posted 1 May 2016, 15:47 by Sluder Bullins

Ballinahinch 0-19
Cashel 0-14

Ballinahinch began this year's championship with a five point win over Cashel in Cappawhite last Sunday. 

The first half was slow to begin with Ballinahinch dominating but could not shake off a determined Cashel side. Ballinahinch created some goal chances during this period but could not find the net. Cashel were down 0-11 to 0-06 at half time having failed to score from play, but would have the aid of the wind in the second half.

Cashel began much brighter in the second half scoring three unanswered points. Ballinahinch responded with points of their own through Brendan Ryan. Cashel could not reduce the lead to less than two points and pushed for a goal late on. Ballinahinch finished the stronger to win 0-19 to 0-14. Shane McGrath, Brendan Ryan and David Gleeson were to the fore for Ballinahinch on the scoreboard.

Team: Cormac McGrath; John Ryan, Donnacha McGrath, Paddy Kelly; Thomas Grace, Marcus Ryan, John Foley; Shane McGrath (0-5), Ger Grace; Raphael Ryan (0-1), Brendan Ryan (0-6), Kevin Mulcahy (0-1); David Gleeson (0-6), Daragh McGrath, Vincent Kearns. Subs: Liam Berkery for R. Ryan, Kevin Fitzpatrick for V. Kearns.

U14 Peil Feile 2016

posted 1 May 2016, 14:17 by Sluder Bullins

The Féile Péil B came to a conclusion on last in Templetuohy with the staging of the semi-final and final. The action commenced @ 10.30 with West champions Cashel King Cormacs up against the North combination champions Ballinahinch/Templederry. The Cashel goalkeeper Ross Minogue was very busy in the opening minutes saving two penalties which was to keep them in the driving seat as they finished at the interval ahead on a 0-04 to 0-01 score reading. However in the second period of the contest the north side upped their performance crashing the Cashel net on two occasions coupled with five points to advance to the final on a concluding score Ballinahinch/Templederry 2-06 Cashel King Cormacs 0-04.
In the other semi final south champions Grangemockler Ballyneale took on mid champions Holycross Ballycahill. During a one sided contest the south boys notched up four unanswered points. Holycross were unlucky not to grab a goal in the closing minutes of the first half. In the second period the Grangemockler boys continued being more dominant getting the only goal of the contest and while conceding two points gained their spot in the final on a concluding score Grangemockler Ballyneale 1-05 Holycross Ballycahill 0-02.

The final commenced @ 11.45am with Grangemockler enjoying the assistance of the rather stiff prevailing breeze, but it was the north side of Ballinahinch Templederry that recorded the opening score with a cracking goal .This great start was to prove to be the only addition on the score board for the north boys during the first half. Grangemockler were much more fruitful in their attack yielding a tally of 1-04 by the break.

The second half of the contest was a much improved version with some good individual performances. However the south boys always to be more threatening once they entered the north defence area. They notched up three points after ten minutes and thwarted off some certain goal opportunities with their very committed defence line. The north boys added two points to narrow their deficit to four points on a score of 1-06 to 1-02. However the south defence eventually leaked a late goal but still had enough on the score board to win the title with a two point margin .Grangemockler Ballyneale 1-07 Ballinahinch/Templederry 2-02.

County chairman thanked the referees Tom Loughnane and Jonathan Cullen, their officials and also the four participating clubs. He acknowledged all involved in the Moyne Templetuohy club for hosting the games. He concluded by wishing the victors every success at the national finals which are being hosted in Kerry. He then presented the trophy to Grangemockler Ballyneale victorious captain Ben Commerford.

County Intermediate Hurling Championship - 3rd Round 2015

posted 10 May 2015, 11:54 by Sluder Bullins

Ballinahinch 2-20

Ballybacon/Grange 0-12

in Sean Treacy park, Tipperary town on Sunday10th May.

Ballinahinch defeated Ballybacon in their third game of the county championship, last Sunday in Sean Treacy Park. Ballinahinch need a win to keep their chances of making the knock-out stages alive. In wet and windy conditions, Ballinahinch began with the breeze at their backs, however Ballybacon were the first score with a long range free from Brendan Cummins. Both teams took their early chances, with early points for Ballinahinch from Raphael Ryan, Kevin Mulcahy and David Gleeson. Fifteen minutes through the first half Ballinahinch led by two points, with Ballybacon keeping in touch from frees.

 A quick move between the Ballinahinch full forward line put David Gleeson through and his shot was parried by Brendan Cummins with Ross Healy reacting quickest placing the ball in the bottom corner to extend the Ballinahinch lead. Ballinahinch then added further scores from Shane McGrath, David Gleeson and Kevin Mulcahy this pushed Ballinahinch into a commanding lead. Ross Healy was then again on the end of a Ballinahinch move deftly chipping the ball into the goals. At half time the scoreboard read 2-12 to 0-6 in Ballinahinch's favour.

The second half proved to be a tighter affair with Ballybacon working hard to try reduce the deficit. A good save from Daragh McGrath from a Brendan Cummins free the closest they came to reducing the gap. Ballinahinch kept the scoreboard ticking over with some good efforts from play and free and in the end ran out 2-20 to 0-12 winners.

Both teams still remain in contention in what is proving to be a very tight group. Ballinahinch play Moycarkey next while Ballybacon will play Golden.

Team: Darragh McGrath, James O'Connor, Donnacha McGrath (Capt), John Ryan (B); Paddy Kelly, Marcus Ryan, Thomas Grace; Shane McGrath (0-1), Ger Grace; Kevin Mulcahy (0-7, 4f), Rapheal Ryan (0-1), John Foley (0-1); Ross Healy (2-01), John Skehan (0-1), David Gleeson (0-8, 4f). Subs: Brendan Ryan for J. Skehan, Cathal Ryan for R. Ryan, M. Lynch for S. McGrath, James Healy for D. Gleeson, Mark Kelly for R. Healy. Cormac McGrath, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Shane Fitzgerald, John O'Grady, Sean Sheehy. 

North Intermediate Hurling Championship - 1st Round 2015

posted 6 May 2015, 12:55 by Sluder Bullins   [ updated 6 May 2015, 13:24 ]

Ballinahinch 2-07
Newport 0-17

in Dolla on Saturday 2nd May. Report by Liam Hogan (Nenagh Guardian)

Four points in the last eight minutes helped holders Newport claim a first round win over neighbours Ballinahinch in the opening round of the North Tipperary Intermediate Hurling championship on Saturday afternoon.

Points from Eoin Shinnors (free), Conor Floyd, Pa Ryan and Eamonn McCormack sealed the win for the Mulcair men who found it very difficult to shake off a determined Ballinahinch side.

With recent one sided victories in the county championship, Newport entered the game as very hot favourites. Last years lob-sided North final was another barometer to judge from when Newport won easily.

However this game was far from that despite what the opening minutes indicated with Newport very much in charge. Heavy rain and a stiff breeze at their assistance they established a three point lead with Conor Floyd, Odhran Floyd and Eamonn McCormack scoring inside the opening five minutes.

In the seventh minute, Kevin Mulcahy had Ballinahinch's opening score but three minutes later a busy Conor Floyd replied for Newport. Kevin Mulcahy came back again to halve the deficit with a long range free and added another when Shane McGrath was almost through on goal but was fouled in time to save Newport blushes. That was a let off for Newport.

Driven on by the hard working Stephan O'Connor at centre back, Newport stepped up their game and with Pa Ryan, Odhran FLoyd and Conor Floyd very much involved, they went three points in front after Eoin Shinnors with a free and Conor O'Mahony from play left it 0-6 to 0-3. 

But just when one thought that Newport would take off, a breakaway attack by Ballinahinch saw Mark Kelly deflect a high ball into the path of Raphael Ryan who steered a low ball to the net past Kevin O'Brien.

Ballinahinch were in a nice position for now but their backline conceded too many frees and Eoin Shinnors punished the indiscretions twice from both left and right touchlines.

There was more when Shinnors increased the lead to four with two more frees but approaching half time David Gleeson struck a very good goal after a fine cross-field pass from John Foley came-in from the left wing leaving Newport 0-10 to 2-03 at half time.

After the changeover Kevin Mulcahy levelled with a long range free. Eoin Shinnors gave Newport back the lead with a free but SHane McGrath levelled again on 34 minutes. Five minutes later, a quick free by Conor O'Mahoney put Odhran Floyd through for a score and Eoin Shinnors increased the lead with a free.

However Ballinahinch rallied again, Marcus Ryan never gave up at centre back and the excellent Shane McGrath was forever involved and he hit back with a fine score in the 45th minute. Seconds later the sides were level for the fourth time after Raphael Ryan pointed on the run.

Nothing seperated the sides for the next seven minutes until Eoin Shinnors and Conor Floyd gave Newport a two point lead. Ballinahinch battled but John Foley was deemed to have over carried close to goal and once Newport recovered they added two more points through a busy Pa Ryan with Eamonn McCormack grabbing the final score, securing a hard earned win.

Team: Daragh McGrath; James O'Connor, Donnacha McGrath (Capt), Michael Fitzgerald; Thomas Grace, Marcus Ryan, Paddy Kelly; Shane McGrath (0-2) Ger Grace; Raphael Ryan (1-1), John Skehan, Kevin Mulcahy;(0-4, 3f) Mark Kelly, John Foley, David Gleeson (1-0). Subs: John Ryan (B), for J. O'Connor, Ross Healy for J. Skehan, Cathal Ryan for R. Ryan.

County Intermediate Hurling Championship - 2nd Round

posted 4 May 2015, 13:34 by Sluder Bullins

Ballinahinch 1-12
Sean Treacy's 0-18

in Dolla on Saturday 25th May. Report Nenagh Guardian.

Sean Treacy's took on Ballinahinch in a rare local derby in the second round of Group 4 of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship on Saturday evening in Dolla with the Kilcommon side emerging three point winners.

This was a game where a win was important as neither side had recorded first round wins. Short a number of regulars, Treacy's were slow to settle and Ballinahinch took the initiative with a point from Shane McGrath. A long delivery from John Foley to the edge of the square was fielded and finished to the net by county minor David Gleeson. Treacy's quickly settled however and were winning possession in midfield and pressurising the opposition defenders into frees which were converted by Patrick Carey. With Carey in excellent form from placed balls Treacy's battled back and reduced the gap tp the minimum approaching half time but Ballinahinch surged clear as excellent long range points from Kevin Mulcahy rounded off the first half scoring. The score at half time was 1-09 to 0-09 in favour of the North men.

Ballinahinch started the second half the stronger also but crucially were unable to convert their possession into scores. Matt Feehan and Patrick Deegan were now becoming dominant in midfield and supplying quality ball and the men from the West quickly rattled over some quality scores from play and frees.

Sean Treacy's held a three point lead entering the final five minutes but were now fighting a rear guard action. Ballinahinch went for goal from a 20metre free but the effort was blocked and the dangewr cleared. Treacy's saw out the remaining few minutes and were ahead when the final whistle sounded.

Team: Daragh McGrath; Michael Lynch, Donnacha McGrath (Capt), Michael Fitzgerald; Thomas Grace, Marcus Ryan, Paddy Kelly; Shane McGrath Raphael Ryan; Kevin Mulcahy, Ger Grace, Kevin Fitzpatrick; John Ryan (B), John Foley, David Gleeson (1-0). Mark Kelly for R. Ryan, Ross Healy for K. Fitzpatrick, James O'Connor for M. Lynch, John Skehan for J. Ryan.

County Intermediate Hurling Championship 2015 - 1st Round

posted 14 Apr 2015, 13:54 by Sluder Bullins

Golden Kilfeacle 1-12 Ballinahinch 3-06

in Dundrum on Sunday 12th April.

The Intermediate hurling championship began last weekend with West meeting North in the tie of Golden Kilfeacle versus Ballinahinch. This tie was tight affair with the end resulting in a point each from a draw game.

Golden Kilfeacle got out of the scoring block quickly after the throw-in with ball delivered directly into the full forward line where John Colohan pointed for his side. The game flowed from end to end with both sides putting pressure on and tackling to stop the other side making progress through to the danger zone. The scoring started again with a goal by Ballinahinch’ s Brendan Ryan who got on the rebound after a high ball in form John Foley. Ballinahinch would only score twice more in the second half, points from Brendan Ryan and David Gleeson. Golden kept the scoreboard ticking having seven points on the board leading by two points at half time.

The two point lead kept Golden Kilfeacle in touch within the second half as Ballinahinch had a goal from John Foley and a Kevin Fitzpatrick point on the board within two minutes of the restart putting them ahead for the first time in the game. It did not take Golden Kilfeacle long to reply when John Colohan doubled on a ball dropped in finding the net securing the lead for Golden Kilfeacle again. Seanie O’Halloran increased this adding a point to his sides tally to put two between the sides. Ballinahinch responded well with a goal from David Gleeson and point from Kevin Mulcahy putting Ballinahinch up by 3 points. Golden Kilfeacle did not give up and tracked the gap back with points from Joshua Keane. The game was close in the end with Golden Kilfeacle having several opportunities to grasp the win however their shots were just wide of the target leaving the sides tied at the final whistle.

Golden Kilfeacle: Christopher Ryan, Paul Fogarty, Ronan Hayes, Keith Landy, Shane O’Connell, Daithe Bargary, Eoin Ryan, James McCarthy, Joshua Keane, James Casey, Aidan O’Connell, Stephen Ryan, Seanie O’Halloran, John Colohan, Sean Hayes.

Ballinahinch: Darragh McGrath, Michael Lynch, Donnacha McGrath, Michael Fitzgerald, Thomas Grace, Marcus Ryan, Paddy Kelly, Raphael Ryan, Kevin Mulcahy, Ger Grace, John Foley, Kevin Fitzpatrick, John Ryan, Brendan Ryan, David Gleeson. Subs: Ross Healy for John Ryan; John Skeehan for Brendan Ryan

Scorers: Golden Kilfeacle: Joshua Keane 0-07 (0-06 f); John Colohan 1-01; James Casey 0-02; Aidan O’Connell, Seanie O’Halloran 0-01 each.

Ballinahinch: Brendan Ryan, David Gleeson 1-01 each; John Foley 1-00; Kevin Mulcahy 0-02 Kevin Fitzpatrick, Ger Grace 0-01 each

North U21 'A' Football Final 2015

posted 11 Mar 2015, 14:12 by Sluder Bullins   [ updated 11 Mar 2015, 14:18 ]

Newport Gaels have the goal touch

Newport Gaels 2-07
Kildangan        0-10

in Lacken Park, Newport. Saturday  7th March 2015.
Report by James Hayden, Nenagh Guardian.

Newport Gaels captured the first silverware of 2015 with a hard-earned victory over Kildangan following an absorbing North U21 'A' final on Satruday afternoon. 

The Gaels, an amalgamation of players from neighbouring parishes of Ballinahinch and Newport, staved off a strong second half come back to be deservedly crowned North champions.

A tenth minute Darragh McGrath goal combined with a flurry of scores as the interval approached including 1-1 from impressive substitute, Dave Ryan and a fine effort from Jack Delahunty provided the necessary platform for a Gaels victory.

Having employed a two man full-forward line, the Gaels launched ball after ball down on top of Kildangan's rearguard in the opening half. IT was a tactic that paid dividends, particularly following the introduction of Ryan in the 17th minute.

With a strong wind at their backs, the Gaels were first to register with early points from Jack Delahunty (45') and Kevin Connelly before McGrath netted in the tenth minute after he plucked Rob Houlihan's searching delivery out of the air and slipped the ball past the advancing Andy Loughnane in the Kildangan goal.

Although Kildangan threatened in the early stages their frustrations were heightened by a trio of wides before they were finally rewarded with their opening score in the thirteenth minute after Willie Connors set up wing forward Ben Banaghan. However, the hugely impressive Conor Floyd fired an almost instant riposte for the Gaels.

Although they enjoyed long bouts of possession in the opening half the men in blue and gold failed to make it count on the scoreboard. Successive points from Willie Connors and, captain, Tom McLoughlin narrowed the gap to three points before Kevin Connolly stretched the Gaels lead to four in the twenty fourth minute.

The Gaels bagged their second goal less than a minute later after Darragh McGrath found Dave Ryan unmarked and in space and his low right-footed finish gave Andy Loughnane no chance. Jack Delahunty quickly added a fifth point for the Gaels before Willie Connors replied with a well struck twenty seventh minute effort.

The Gaels added a late point as the break approached thanks to the boot of Dave Ryan to ensure a comfortable eight-point interval lead, 2-6 to 0-4.

Kildangan enforced a double substitution at the break in a bid to freshen up their side and indeed they started brightly with early points from Darren Moran and substitute, Paul Flynn.

although the game was played in a sporting manner, matters did become a little fractious in the 35th minute with a 28-man schemozzle following a couple of over robust tackles. Surprisingly, referee, Shane Hodgins chose to take no action and re-started the game with a throw-in.

Matters calmed quickly though with Kildangan reducing the gap further thanks to a second point from Tom McLoughlin. The Gaels battled hard to keep Kildangan at bay and their chances were boosted when Keelan Floyd flighted over a fine effort in the 37th minute.

Although it proved to be their only score of the half Floyd's point gave his side a little bit of breathing room at a crucial stage in proceedings.

Kildangan responded with a number of dangerous attacks though; Tadgh Gallagher hitting the crossbar in the 50th minute before David Sweeney bisected the uprights with a fin effort. Despite the incessant pressure the Gaels broke out on a number of occasions with Darragh McGrath gifted the opportunity of putting the game to bed following a fantastic through ball from Dave Ryan. McGrath's effort was blazed right and wide.

As time ticked away Kildangan cut the gap to three with a Ben Banaghan 45' and an Alan FLynn point and for the closing stages they threw everything bar the kitchen sink at the Gaels. For the closing few minutes a total of 29 players were in the Newport Gaels half of the field as the Gaels fought a determined rearguard action. 

The Gaels held out though to record a memorable and deserved victory over a gallant Kildangan side following a thrilling and climatic finish.

Man of the Match: Conor Floyd (Newport Gaels)

Scorers: Newport Gaels: Dave Ryan 1-1, Darragh McGrath 1-0, Kevin Connolly, Jack Delahunty (45' & fr)  0-2 each, Conor Floyd, Kealen Floyd 0-1 each. Kildangan: Tom McLoughlin, Willie Connors (1f), Ben Banaghan (1f) 0-2 each, Alan Flynn, Paul Flynn, Darren Moran, David Sweeney 0-1 each.

Newport Gaels: Keith Mawdsley (7); Conor Hickey (7), Paddy Kelly (Capt, 8), Jordan Young (7); Cian Flanagn (7), Kevin Mulcahy (8), Corrie Mooney (7); Conor Floyd (8), Rob Houlihan (8); Kevin Fitzpatrick (7), Darragh McGrath (7), Oisin O'Reilly (6); Kealan Floyd (7), Kevin Connolly (8), Jack Delahunty (8). Sub: Dave Ryan for O'Reilly (17), Tom Kennedy, Bernard Ryan, Brian McAuliffe,, Evan Gleeson, Cathal Keating, Colin Floyd.
Management: Pat Brennan, Seamus Carew, Trevor Delahunty, James Flanagan, Cormac McGrath

County Intermediate Hurling Championship 2014

posted 17 Aug 2014, 14:16 by Sluder Bullins

County Intermediate Hurling Championship 2014

2nd Round - Group 4.

May 11th 2014

Ballinahinch                3-15
Shannon Rovers          1-13

by Liam Hogan in Nenagh Guardian.

Ballinahinch produced a positive performance when they defeated Shannon Rovers in the second round of the County Intermediate hurling championship in Nenagh last Sunday.

With ten players getting on the score sheet, Ballinahinch overcame a low period midway through the first half before pulling away in the second half to claim their second win of the campaign.

Shane McGrath was the leader at centre back, while up front the star was Mark Kelly, scoring three goals. The right corner forward had ample assistance in Alan Kelly, John Foley and Dave Ryan, while Kevin Mulcahy stood out at midfield.

Rovers, who won their first game against Ballybacon never played with consistency but had good performances in George Hannigan, Barry Cahalan, James Stack, Alan Hogan, Derek Horan and Austin Tierney.

The opening ten minutes was divided into two in terms of scores with Ballinahinch going four points in front in as many minutes before Rovers responded with 1-3 inside the next five minutes with Austin Tierney grabbing the goal. However their lead lasted barely a minute when Mark Kelly availed of slack marking in the Rovers defence to get his first goal. Ballinahinch added three points to one for Rovers before Kelly struck for his second goal in the 22nd minute.

By half-time it was 2-11 to 1-05 in favour of Ballinahinch and Rovers, aided by the breeze, put their opponents under pressure in the early stages but poor decision making and erratic shooting in front of goal was to deny them.

They came within seven points when Derek Horan's blistering shot forced Cormac McGrath to deflect the ball over the bar. But in the 40th minute the game was signed and sealed when poor defensive play allowed Mark Kelly bustle his way into the edge of the small square and tap the ball over the line to leave the score, 3-12 to 1-08.

Alan Hannigan replied for Rovers but Ballinahinch were hurling with confidence and they stretched their lead with points by Alan Kelly, Donnacha McGrath and a lengthy free by Shane McGrath.

Austin Tierney rescued a point for Rovers and George Hannigan, now at full forward had a goal at his mercy but settled for a point.

Another goal chance came and went but they continued to press forward as Austin Tierney add two more frees before Ger Grace ended the scoring for the victors.

Ballinahinch: Cormac McGrath; Michael Fitzgerald, Thomas Grace, Marcus Ryan; John Ryan, Shane McGrath (0-2f), Michael Lynch; Kevin Mulcahy (0-4, 2f), PAddy Kelly (0-1); Darragh Mcgrath(0-1), Alan Kelly (0-2), Kevin Fitzpatrick; Mark Kelly (2-0), John Foley (0-1), David Ryan (0-1). Subs: Donnacha McGrath (0-2) for K.Fitzpatrick, Ger Grace (0-1) for M. Lynch.

2014 U12 Footballl Round Up

posted 3 Jun 2014, 13:14 by Sluder Bullins

In the North Semi-final Ballinahinch lost out to Burgess by the narrowest of margins. The final score 2-01 to 1-03. Ballinahinch started the stronger putting 2 points on the board in the opening 10 mins. Then 1-1  put Burgess in front but Ballinahinch responded well with a goal and a point to finish the half leading 1-3 to 1-1. The second half was a tight affair with a goal midway through the half proving crucial as it was to be the only score in the second half by either team.


Round 5: Ballinahinch defeated (3-10) to Shannon Rover Gaels (3-3)


Round 4: Ballinahinch defeated Templederry 3-12 to 1-1


Round 3- Ballinahinch lost to Lorrha/Dorrha 1-3 to 3-1 in Shallee. In a tight first half, Lorrha scored a late penalty to lead at half-time 1-1 to 0-1. With pressure in the second half coming from Ballinahinch, Lorrha scored two more goals on the break. A goal from Ballinahinch in the end put a better reflection on the scoreline.


2nd Round

Well done to our U12 football team who gave a great performance on Saturday against Burgess in very wet conditions in Kilcoleman. Burgess opened the scoring to lead 1-1 to no score. Ballinahinch replied with a goal and a point to leave the score level at half time. Ballinahinch performed very well in the second half leaving the final score Ballinahinch 2-4 Burgess 1-3


1st Round

Ballinahinch played Moneygall in the first round of the North football championship in Shallee on Friday 21st March. The were in control for most of the game, however late goals from Moneygall made for an anxious finish. Ballinahinch won on 2-6 to 3-0.

1st Round County Intermediate Championship 2014

posted 7 Apr 2014, 13:19 by Sluder Bullins   [ updated 12 May 2014, 11:40 ]

Balllinahinch 2-13 Drom & Inch 0-16.

in Templederry, by Marguerite Ryan.

The first round of the Intermediate county championship commenced over the weekend with meeting of Ballinahinch and Drom & Inch in Templederry on Saturdayevening. 

Opportunity beckoned first for Drom & Inch but Shane Hassett’ shot narrowly went wide. Ballinahinch were to the fore over the next period with scoring commencing with a free from Paddy Kelly and converted 65’ from Shane McGrath. Regaining possession, Drom & Inch shot on goal through John Kennedy which was knocked outfor 65’.After the puck out from a Drom & Inch attack Ballinahinch worked the ball into the full forward line with Ger Griffin and David Ryan combining for Ballinahinch’s first goal. 

Drom & Inch came to life after this as for the remainder of the half they upped their game putting the pressure on, Kevin Aherne and Shane Hassett retrieving the benefits of their work with a point each from play. Michael Everard was on target with the free taking with four points from frees and one from play after intercepting a puck out. This left Drom & Inch ahead by two points at the half time break 0-09 to 1-04.

The intensity of the game lifted for the second half with both sides exchanging scores in the minutes of the restart, with Paddy Kelly and Shane McGrath on target again for Ballinahinch and Joe Egan adding to Drom & Inch’s tally. After ten minutes Ballinahinch pulled ahead again through a second David Ryan goal. Paddy Kennedy regained possession for Drom & Inch at full forward with his effort pointed leaving one point the gap.

Ballinahinch were not deterred and added to their lead with scores from Brendan Ryan, Alan Kelly and Paddy Kelly. Drom & Inch kept in touch with efforts from Michael Everard converted frees and a point from play by Brendan Larkin. Drom & Inch pushed hard in the final minutes with efforts from James Ryan and Brendan Larkin they could not make up the gap as the second Ballinahinch goal the difference between the sides at the final whistle. 

Ballinahinch: Cormac McGrath, Michael Fitzgerald, Thomas Grace, Marcus Ryan, John Ryan, Shane McGrath, Michael Lynch, Kevin Mulcahy, Paddy Kelly, Darragh McGrath, John Foley, Mark Kelly, Ger Griffin, Alan Kelly, David Ryan. Subs: Brendan Ryan for Ger Griffin; Kevin Fitzpatrick for Mark Kelly. Unused Subs: Cathal Ryan, James O'Connor, James Healy, Ross Healy, John O'Grady, Raphael Ryan, Sean Sheehy, Sean Berkery, Bernard Ryan, Shane Fitzgerald.

Drom & Inch: Paul Connors, Michael Purcell, Matthew McGrath, Matthew Buckley, James Ryan, Martin McGrath, Kevin Aherne, Eric Woodlock, Philip Looby, Michael Everard, Joe Egan, John Kennedy, Shane Hassett, Paddy Kennedy, Robbie Long. Subs: Tommy Nolan and Brendan Larkin

Scorers: Ballinahinch: David Ryan 2-00; Paddy Kelly 0-04 (4F); Shane McGrath 0-03 (1F, 165’); Brendan Ryan and Alan Kelly 0-03 each.

Drom & Inch: Michael Everard 0-08 (6 f, 1 65’); Paddy Kennedy, Joe Egan and Shane Hassett 0-02 each ; Kevin Aherne and Brendan Larkin 0-01 each.

Referee: Phil Ryan

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