Cloughduv and Dromtariffe give fans plenty to cheer about in Mallow double bill
MALLOW buzzed with excitement last Sunday for the Munster Junior Football and Hurling Club Finals with a mixed outcome for Cork representatives.
Glory for Cloughduv to sample a long awaited hurling title on defeating Waterford side Ballinameela.
However despair encountered by Dromtariffe supporters, seeing their heroes give it everything only to come up short to Beaufort by the minimum of margins.
Following disappointment over recent years, there is just no stopping Cloughduv, again emphasising their dominance to add provincial honours to a county title won a few weeks ago.
Supporters from the club’s catchment area of Aherla, Crookstown, Kilmurry and Canovee made it to Mallow. Captained by Mark Verling, a talented side completed County and Munster honours, now turning their attention to the All Ireland series and a semi final date with Kilkenny’s Dunamaggin next month.
Meanwhile, Dromtariffe lost no caste in defeat on coming up short to hot favourites Beaufort in the football decider. Both sides contributed handsomely to a wonderful game with the outcome dangling in front of both protagonists.
Fiercely contested, Dromtariffe were devastated to lose but true to tradition, they plugged on with defiance only to come up short by the minimum of margins after extra time. Club Chairman Gerard Tancred applauded all involved with the team.
“It’s been a wonderful journey, ever so close to winning a Munster title as the team and management gave it their all. They performed in the rich traditions of Dromtariffe GAA, despite being pipped, its been some season after landing a first time Duhallow Junior A Hurling Championship followed by the county football triumph”, he said.
Cloughduv player Kevin Barry Murphy congratulated by sister Aoife after win in the the Munster JAHC Final in Mallow. Photos: John Tarrant
Above: Cloughduv medic Anne Marie Verling congratulated by Richard Hinchion at the Munster JHFC Final in Mallow.
Above: Cloughduv fans enjoyed the Munster Junior Hurling Final in Mallow.
Right: Eileen Casey O’Connor from Boherbue in the company of Gerdie Buckley and John Twomey, St. Johns at the Munster JAFC Final in Mallow.Seán Kelly from Ballydesmond attended the Munster JAFC Final in Mallow.
Dromtariffe fans Michael Byrnes, Billy Murphy and Jim Noonan attended the Munster JAFC Final in Mallow.
Damien and Dolores Byrnes cheered on Dromtariffe in the Munster JAFC Final in Mallow
Dromtariffe supporters cheered on their team in the MunsterJAFC Final.