Hurlers Put Up Super Show in Foresters’ Final

Danske Bank Foresters’ Cup final
Glenravel, 12pm Saturday
St Patrick’s Maghera v St Killian’s Garron Tower
St Patrick’s Maghera proved much too strong for St Killian’s in the Danske Bank Foresters’ Cup final in Glenravel on Saturday morning.
They played with the aid of the blustery wind in the opening half and, through the accuracy of free-taker Richie Mullan, were 0-9 to 0-2 ahead at the turnover and then scored 1-1 right at the start of the second half to close out a chance of a comeback.
St Killian’s lacked the team cohesion of the winners, but to their credit made a decent contest of the game with goalie Paul McMullan impressive under the high ball.
Tomas Scally worked hard on the towering McHugh, while further out Ed McQuillan and Sean McKay constantly looked for the sliotar, but found themselves bottled up by the more physical Derry side.
Nevertheless it has been a great achievement for this group to reach their first Colleges’ final and make it 5-in-a-row appearances in Foresters’ Cup finals for St Killian’s. They have most definitely added to the school’s strong tradition in Colleges’ hurling.
St Patrick’s: E Mulholland, M Doherty, N McNicholl, S McMullan, S McCloskey, T Walsh, O Magill, M McEldowney, M Quinn, R Mullan 1-9, 0-8 frees, P McLaughlin 0-3, C Campbell, D Quinn, T McHugh 1-0, R Rafferty 0-1.
Subs: S óg O’Kane for C Campbell, P Convery for S Mullan, J O’Kane for D Quinn, F Ó Caiside for S McCloskey.
St Killian’s : P McMullan, R McAuley, T Scally, D McAuley, C O’Loan, C O’Connor, A McKenna, E McQuillan capt., F McCurry 0-1, R McCambridge, J Morgan 0-3 frees, S McKay, D O’Boyle, C Mulvenna, N Allen 0-1 free.
Subs : M Emerson for D McAuley
Referee : Brendan Toland (Lámh Dhearg)