Ballybacon Enjoy Five-Point Final Win

South Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship Final Ballybacon-Grange 1-13 St Marys 0-11

South Tipperary Intermediate Hurling Championship Final

Ballybacon-Grange 1-13 St Marys 0-11

Ballybacon Grange resumed their domination of the the Martin’s Fruit & Veg sponsored South Intermediate hurling championship with a 5 point victory over holders St Marys in the Final played at Cahir on Sunday last. This was their eighth South titles in the grade since 1999 with Brendan Cummins, Johnny English, Alan O’Gorman and Nigel Carrigan all winning their eighth medal.

Although the standard of hurling never reached great heights, the good sized attendance was treated to an enthralling contest as both sides contested every ball with ferocious intensity and until the closing stages there was never more than two points between them with the sides level on nine occasions.

In a game where both defences were on top a goal was always going to be vital and it arrived on 19 minutes of the second half when goalkeeper Brendan Cummins blasted a 20 metre free to the St Mary’s net after Tom Kirwan was fouled under a dropping ball. This put them into a 1-10 to 0—10 lead and they quickly added points from Tom Kirwan and Danny O’Regan. See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.