Our boys’ and girls’ teams were in action in the South INTO Mini 7s finals in Glenroe and played some great hurling on the day. Below is the report which featured in the Vale Star.
Glenroe GAA Club’s fabulous new astro turf facility was the setting for the finals of the South Limerick INTO Mini hurling and camogie Sevens on Monday. The spectators who came to support the schools were treated to some very entertaining games in welcome spring sunshine.
The camogie finals were first on the agenda. In the first game, Ballylanders NS and Kilbehenny NS were in action. Ballylanders were in great form and a steady stream of scores kept daylight between them and Kilbehenny for the duration of the game.
Next was the meeting of Kilbehenny NS and Herbertstown NS. Kilbehenny NS, recent winners of the South Indoor camogie title, were much improved in their second game but a hard working Herbertstown side had scores at crucial times to send them into a winner takes all final game with Ballylanders.
With a number of players who featured for South Limerick in the Neville Cup victory earlier this month playing in the sevens decider, the standard of play was high with some excellent performances on both sides. It was the free scoring Ballylanders NS team who would deservedly take the victory.
John English of the South Limerick board was on hand to present the trophy to the Ballylanders captain, Ciara Murphy.
There was no drop in the standard of fare in the boys division and the dimensions of the Glenroe venue were ideal for the sevens game, with end to end action and scores aplenty. In the first game, Scoil Mocheallog and Herbertstown NS served up a high quality game with the Kilmallock school’s ability to find the net the deciding factor.
In the second game, Scoil Dean Cussen’s direct style of play proved very effective as they saw off a spirited Herbertstown challenge.
This set up a deciding game between Scoil Dean Cussen and Scoil Mocheallog. The Golden Era for Limerick hurling is surely filtering down to the young players in South Limerick, as the skills on show were notably high. Again, the Bruff inside forwards were the difference as they held on for a memorable win.
Congratulations to all teams involved and special thanks to Glenroe GAA Club and match referee Jack O’Reilly.