Bo­her­bue savour joy of long-awaited ti­tle

BO­HER­BUE GAA ENDS 29-YEAR WAIT FOR SIL­VER­WARE AS THE GREEN AND GOLD HE­ROES CEL­E­BRATE RE­PLAY WIN IN STYLE

The Corkman - - FRONT PAGE - BY JOHN TAR­RANT

THE un­bri­dled scenes of ela­tion at the full time whis­tle to the Duhal­low Ju­nior Foot­ball Fi­nal showed how much it meant to a club like Bo­her­bue to savour out­right.

Si­m­il­iar to Gal­way in hurling, both had en­dured their share of dis­ap­point­ments, both end­ing 29 year bar­ren runs to sam­ple sport­ing suc­cess. In­deed ju­bi­lated Bo­her­bue folk rushed onto the Kan­turk field of play in green and gold colours to salute their he­roes fol­low­ing a thrilling sin­gle point victory over reign­ing hold­ers Knock­na­gree.

It took a re­play to de­ter­mine the out­come, the tus­sle catch­ing the imag­i­na­tion with a huge throng de­scend­ing on the Kan­turk venue on two oc­ca­sions to cre­ate an elec­tric at­mos­phere.

Ul­ti­mately out­right hon­ours be­longed to Bo­her­bue, thanks to a last ditch Jerry O’Connor point that swayed a ti­tanic bat­tle for supremacy to col­lect the ac­co­lades for only the fourth oc­ca­sion.

A mas­sive crowd greeted the tri­umphant team on a re­turn to Bo­her­bue vil­lage where sup­port­ers were ad­dressed by club chair­man Ai­dan Buck­ley; se­lec­tor John Mur­phy and cap­tain Daniel Buck­ley.

Bo­her­bue’s Deirdre Drew, Katie O’Gor­man, Marie O’Gor­man and Kathy Byrnes savoured the at­mos­phere and sunshine at the Duhal­low Ju­nior Foot­ball Fi­nal. Pic­ture John Tar­rant

Bo­her­bue cel­e­brate a ter­rific win in the Duhal­low JAFC Fi­nal. Pic­ture John Tar­rant

Ellen O’Connor and Mol­lie Her­lihy cheered on Knock­na­gree in the Duhal­low JAFC Fi­nal in Kan­turk. All pic­tures by John Tar­rant

Pic­ture John Tar­rant.

Tim Mur­phy (Bo­her­bue) and An­drew Shee­han (Knock­na­gree) chal­lenge for the ball dur­ing the E Tar­rant & Sons Duhal­low JAFC Fi­nal in Kan­turk.

RIGHT: Mixed Bo­her­bue and Knock­nan­gree sup­port­ers Fia, Katie and Oisín Bros­nan

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