It was a dour struggle in many respects as befitting the time of the year, but cometh the hour some brilliance burned brightly in the low-lying West Clare sun as the Kennedys swooped to conquer for a mightily relieved Clonmel Commercials side.
Despite the team’s average age standing at a sprightly 24, Clonmel Commercials manager Charlie McKeever reckons this campaign could well represent their last opportunity to add a second Munster Club football crown to the provincial title they snatched four years ago.
Three goals in a wind-assisted first-half proved priceless for Fermoy’s St Colman’s College, who booked their place in the Dr Harty Cup semi-finals for the second successive year in seeing off Christian Brothers College at Church Road in Blackrock yesterday.
With 40 minutes played Coláiste Cholmáin had their noses in front in Clonmel as they aimed to claim All-Ireland hurling glory at U16 level but they could only manage a single point thereafter as rivals St Kieran’s grabbed control.
How did Dingle, once a poor, little fishing port, evolve to become one of the most important towns in the Irish food world? Ahead of the Dingle Food Festival - and the Blás na hÉireann Irish National Food Awards -pays tribute.
In-form handler Michael Winters must have felt like Bill Murray’s character in the widely-acclaimed film Groundhog Day at yesterday’s well-attended Killeagh Harriers point-to-point meeting as, for the second Sunday running, he struck with a hugely-exciting newcomer that had many of those present searching for previously unused superlatives.