Match Report


Date Filed: 16 September 2018

Ballyvarley U-16 Hurlers had to pull out all the stops against a very strong O’Rahilly’s team in this exciting and evenly contested championship semi-final in Ballyvarley. An early Ballyvarley score was quickly wiped out with a quick-fire goal and a point from the visitors but the Reds fought back bravely and an opportunist goal from Ory McLean enabled them to lead by 1-4 to 1-3 at the interval.

The second half was tense and low-scoring and a second O’Rahilly’s goal really put the challenge up to a lack-lustre Ballyvarley. However, the Reds responded in true championship style and with goalkeeper Dulctha Mag Fhionnbhairr pulling off two superb saves, the Reds moved up a gear and pushed on for the scores to clinch the tie and ensure their place in the Championship Final.

Final Score: Ballyvarley 1-10 O’Rahillys 2-6.

Team: Dulctha Mag Fhionnbhairr, Matthew Malone(0-3), Aidan McLean, Darragh McKay, Hugh Teague, Michael McGreevey, Dermot McCusker, Imran Hussain(0-2), Niall Husarz(0-3), Rory Og MagFhionnbhairr (0-2), Lewis O’Neill, Ory McLean(1-0), Thomas Lennon, Charlie Lennon.