Match Report


Date Filed: 24 September 2018

A goal in the fifth minute of added time produced shattering despair for Ballyvarley and unbridled joy for Patrick Rankins, such was the excitement in this brilliant U16 Hurling Championship Final in Leitrim.

Little had separated two skilful sides throughout this well contested showpiece finale to the season and with the game entering added-on time, Ballyvarley led by one point and dared to dream of championship glory. But heartbreak was to follow as the Warrenpoint/Newry combination first produced an equalising point and then right on the final whistle they forced home that last second winning goal just when both sides were thinking of an added period of extra time. Nevertheless, it has been a great season for this promising U-16 team and the local support showed their appreciation for the players and their management by turning up in large numbers in Leitrim to cheer them on in this thrilling game.

Final Score: Ballyvarley 2-12 Patrick Rankins 4-9.

Team: Dulctha Mag Fhionnbhairr, Charlie Lennon, Matthew Malone(0-4), Aidan McLean, Darragh McKay, Michael McGreevey, Shea Donnelly(0-1), Hugh Teague, Dermot McCusker, Imran Hussain(0-4), Niall Husarz(1-1), Rory Og MagFhionnbhairr (1-2), Lewis O’Neill, Ory McLean, Thomas Lennon.