It was county final day on the hurling front today, where once again those East Mayo neighbours Tooreen and Ballyhaunis battled it out for possession of the TJ Tyrell Cup.
This afternoon’s decider was played in Ballyhaunis where, on this occasion, it was the lads from out the road in Tooreen who were the defending champions. When they claimed victory in the final twelve months ago, Tooreen put paid to the hopes Ballyhaunis had then of completing four senior titles in a row.
I don’t have a whole pile of information on today’s final but, by the sounds of it it was a close, hard-fought game, with Tooreen coming out on top in the end by 0-15 to 0-11 to claim back-to-back Tyrell Cup victories for the first time since the turn of the century. Well done to them.
Match report on today’s game is here. The headline in the piece is, by the way, incorrect – as I pointed out above Tooreen completed back-to-back title wins today and not three-in-a-row. Following today’s win, though, that’s now the target for them next year.
Today’s Senior final was preceded at Ballyhaunis by the U12 decider, in which Tooreen also emerged victorious. They beat Claremorris in that one by 7-6 to 2-4.