Monday June 21 2010
FEILE 2010 - WHAT THE PAPERS SAID……
Turloughmore shine as
Galway win second ever Feile title.
CocaCola Feile na nGael Division 1 hurling final
Turloughmore (Galway)......0-12 Na Piarsaigh (Cork).......1-4
By Michael O Connor.
In one of the most devastating displays of first time hurling, taking scores and making the most of their chances the famed black and white hooped hurlers of Turloughmore proved too strong for a strongly fancied Na Piarsaigh in Cusack park yesterday. In winning this Turloughmore became only the second Galway club after Loughrea to lift the Christy Ring and Sean Linnane became the first of the famed clan to lift an All Ireland trophy as captain. In searing heat the class of Conor O Shaughnessy, Richard Doyle, Jamie Holland and team captain Sean Linnane, nephew of Galway legend Sylvie shone through to leave Turloughmore comfortable leaders at the interval on a (0-6) to (0-2) scoreline. Jonathan Woods opened the scoring for Na Piarsaigh with Richard Doyle responding for the Galway champions after 10 minutes. At this interval exchanges were equal on the field but soon this changed as Turloughmore changed gears and dominated the final ten minutes of the first half. Sean Linnane with scores in the 10th, 11th and 13th minutes allied to successful efforts from Richard Doyle surged their club five clear. The final score of the first half fell to Na Piarsaigh's Dayne Lee to give them hope as they trailed (0-6) to (0-2) at the break but guilty of a number of poor wides when chances went abegging. Na Piarsaigh required goals in the second half but to their dismay Turloughmore blitzed their opponents in the first five minutes of the new half with further scores from Richard Doyle, Sean Linnane, Cathal Whelan and the magnificent Conor Shaughnessy who starred at left half back. Padraig Guest responded for Na Piarsaigh with (1-1) in four minutes to reduce the deficit to a goal . Doyle once again and Jamie Holland from a free extended the Galway's sides lead and all that Na Piarsaigh could muster in the final moments bar a few flashing efforts across the bows of Turloughmore was a point from Eric O Shea. Turloughmore attacked in the final moments but never really needed another score as their defence led by Keith Herwood, Ultan Hurney and the afore mentioned were scrooge like in their defence as Na Piarsaigh had to be content with runners up spot. Best for the winners were Sean Loftus, Keith Herwood, Ultan Hurney, Conor Shaughnessy, Richard Doyle, Sean Linnane, Jamie Holland and Cathal Whelan. Na Piarsaigh were served well by Padraig Quest, Eddie Gunning, Jonathan Woods, Eric O Shea, Dayne Lee and Brian O Callaghan
Na Piarsaigh: S Fitzgerald, E O'Keefe, E Gunning, C O'Shea, J Flynn, W Cronin, B O'Callaghan, E O'Shea (0-1), E O'Leary, D Lee (0-1), J Woods (0-1), D Twohig, C Hanifan, C Connolly, P Quest (1-1).
Turloughmore: S Loftus, E Whelan, K Herwood, D Joyce, D Cullinane, U Hurney, C Shaughnessy (0-1), R Doyle (0-3), J Holland (0-3), Sean Linnane (0-4), C Hurney, P Kearney, C Whelan (0-1), R Duffy, N Shoughnessy. Sub: Brian Callanan for Holland.
Referee: Ger Hoey (Killanena)
After the game the president of Cumann Luthcleas Gael Christy Cooney presented the Christy Ring cup to Turloughmore captain Sean Linnane amongst scenes of wild delirium from the huge Turloughmore attendance in Cusack Park.
Linnane class too much for Na Piarsaigh
Monday June 21 2010
In searing heat, the class of Richard Doyle, Conor Shaughnessy, Jamie Hollandand Linnane -- nephew of Galway legend Sylvie -- shone through to leave Turloughmore comfortable leaders at the interval, 0-6 to 0-2.
Jonathan Woods opened the scoring for the Cork side, with Doyle responding for the Galway champions after 10 minutes. At this stage exchanges were equal, but soon this changed as Turloughmore changed gears and dominated the final 10 minutes of the first half.
Linnane, with scores in the 10th, 11th and 13th minutes, allied to successful efforts from Doyle, surged their club five points clear.
The final score of the first half fell to Na Piarsaigh's Dayne Lee to give them hope as they trailed by four points at the break but were guilty of notching up a number of poor wides when chances were available.
Na Piarsaigh required goals in the second half but to their dismay Turloughmore blitzed them in the first five minutes of the new half with further scores from Doyle, Linnane, Cathal Whelan and the magnificent Shaughnessy, who starred at left half-back.
Padraig Guest, however, responded for Na Piarsaigh with 1-1 in four minutes to reduce the deficit to a goal. Doyle once again and Jamie Holland from a free extended the Galway's side's lead and all that Na Piarsaigh could muster in the final moments bar a few flashing efforts across the bows of the Galwegianswas a point from Eric O'Shea.
Turloughmore attacked in the final moments but never really needed another score as their defence of Keith Herwood and Ultan Hurney was scrooge-like and Na Piarsaigh had to be content with a runner-up spot.
SCORERS -- Turloughmore: R Doyle 0-3, Sean Linnane 0-4, J Holland 0-3, C Shaughnessy, C Whelan 0-1 each. Na Piarsaigh: P Guest 1-1, E O'Shea, J Woods, D Lee 0-1 each
Turloughmore -- S Loftus; E Whelan, K Herwood, D Joyce; D Cullinane, U Hurney, C Shaughnessy; R Doyle, J Holland; Sean Linnane, C Hurney, P Kearney; C Whelan, R Duffy, N Shaughnessy. Subs: B Callanan for Holland.
Ref -- Ger Hoey (Killanena)
Feile: Turloughmore claim hurling Division 1 title
21 June 2010
Galway Club Turloughmore claimed the Division One title at the Coca-Cola GAA Féile na nGael Division 1 final in Cusack Park in Ennis on Sunday.
It was the club's first such success and they held off the challenge of Na Piarsaigh of Cork in the final on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-4.
In the Camogie Division 1 final, Lucan-Sarsfields of Dublin defeated Burgess-Duharra of Tipperary by 6-4 to 0-2, winning the Corn Uí Phuirseil trophy they last won in 2008.
2010 marked the 40th anniversary of the Féile na nGael competition, which are the All-Ireland Under-14 hurling, camogie and handball finals. This year the finals took place throughout the County of Clare from June 18th - 20th, culminating in the finals in Cusack Park in Ennis.
Over 4,000 youths, from clubs throughout Ireland and beyond, participated in the finals over the three days of competition.
Speaking in Ennis, GAA President Christy Cooney congratulated everyone associated with the event. He said: "This weekend marked a significant milestone for Féile na nGael and the GAA. A sincere thanks to everyone in Clare, both the organisers and participants, who contributed to such a magnificent weekend, a fitting tribute to the 40th anniversary celebrations, one that will live long in the memory of everyone who attended."
Coca-Cola has supported Féile na nGael since the competition began in 1971 and this year marked their 40th anniversary of their sponsorship. Coca-Cola also sponsors the Féile Peile na nÓg competitions, which take place in Derry on July 2nd-4th.
Erica Roseingrave, Public Affairs and Communications Manager of Coca-Cola said: "Coca-Cola is proud of its association for 40 years with Féile. That Féile na nGael has reached this milestone and is stronger than ever is a testament to the clubs, officials, players and everybody who nurtured this wonderful festival of sport since it began in 1971. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to such a wonderful celebration of Gaelic games in Clare this weekend."
2010 Coca-Cola GAA Féile na nGael Final Results
Div 1 Christy Ring Trophy Turloughmore 0-12, Na Piarsaigh 1-4
Div 2 Canon Fogarty Trophy Raharney 4-10, Bredagh 1-3
Div 3 Michael Cusack Trophy Castletowngeoghen 5-8, Ruádhán 5-8
Div 4 Dr Birch Trophy St Brekins 1-7 Tubber / Crusheen 1-5
Div 5 McMahon Trophy Naomh Eoin 1-4, Ogonelloe 1-2
Div 6 Lár Tíre Trophy Seán O'Heslins Ballinamore 2-2, Old Christians 0-3
Div 1 Corn Uí Phuirséil Lucan Sarsfields 6-4, Burgess Duharra 0-2
Div 2 Caithlín Ní Thoimín Shield Éire Óg Ennis 2-3, Camross 1-1
Div 3 Shield Celbridge 5-1, Wolfe Tones Shannon 1-1
Div 4 Coiste Chontae an Chláir Shield Ciarraí 4-5, Cill an Aonaigh 0-0
Turloughmore 0-12 Na Piarsaigh, Cork 1-4.
Turloughmore become only the second Galway team, following the exploits of Loughrea, to win the Division 1 Feile Na nGael hurling title on Sunday in Cusack Park Ennis when they produced a superb display of hurling to overcome competition specialists Na Piarsaigh in the final of the national competition. A wonderful all round weekend culminated in a magnificent display when it was most required, and thus Turloughmore became the first Galway club to win the Christy Ring Trophy outside of the county – Loughrea won their title in 1993 when they, ironically, defeated Turloughmore by 2-5 to 2-3 in Athenry.
Despite a slow start, Turloughmore soon found their rhythm in the Final and Jamie Holland with two frees allied to 2 points from centre forward Sean Linnane helped Turloughmore into a 0-4 to 0-1 lead. By half time, Linnane’s third point along with a Richard Doyle score left Turloughmore 0-6 to 0-2 ahead at the break and the dream was alive.
Turloughmore were hurling with real drive and by the 30th minute they had stretched their lead to 0-9 to 0-2, with Richard Doyle, Sean Linnane and Cathal Whelan shooting points. Conor Shaughnessy was outstanding at wing back, while the excellent duo of Sean Linnane and Richard Doyle were to the fore. In defence Keith Herwood excelled with Dara Joyce and Ultan Hurney also defending well. Na Piarsaigh did strike for 1-1 as they game entered it’s final stages, but scores from Conor Shaughnessy (free), Richard Doyle and Jamie Holland (free) helped Turloughmore to build a match winning 0-12 to 1-4 tally. The scenes at the end of the game were a joy to behold as the large Turloughmore support greeted their young heroes. Turloughmore captain Sean Linnane, received the Christy Ring Trophy from Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Christy Cooney, as the young man capped a fantastic year for both himself and the panel. The victorious panel made their way home and many bonfires were in evidence before the team got to the Turloughmore Centre where a huge crowd gave them a welcome to remember. Juvenile chairman Gabriel Collins, Senior Club chairman Martin Murphy addressed the audience before Pat Moore, whose presence over the weekend was a real lift to the panel, introduced all the young heroes and thanked all who played a part in the preparation of the team.
Team for Feile Final: Sean Loftus; Eoin Whelan; Keith Herwood; Dara Joyce; David Cullinane; Ultan Hurney; Conor Shaughnessy (0-1 free); Richard Doyle (0-3); Jamie Holland (0-3 frees); Cillian Hurney; Sean Linnane (0-4); Ronan Duffy; Cathal Whelan (0-1); Padraig Kearney; Noel Shaughnessy. Sub Used: Brian Callinan for Duffy.
Rest of Feile Panel: Niall Keane, Dylan Burke, Conor Phillips, Evan Murphy, Stephen Doyle, Shane Dunleavy, Michael Naughton, Mark Fahy, Oisin Connolly and Fergus O’ Boyle. Mentors: Gerry Linnane (Manager) Pat Moore & John Doyle.
Well done to manager Gerry Linnane and his management team which includes Finbar Flaherty and Brendan Keane on a fine year’s work. Their achievement will be forever remembered. Turloughmore hurling club would like to thank all the parents, club officers and supporters who travelled over the weekend and helped in any way, while also acknowledging the sponsorship provided by main Sponsor John Doyle of Safety Direct and Martin Naughton Oil and all of the other sponsors who were acknowledged on the Team bus.
Thanks to Camogie club Chairperson Gerry Naughton and the camogie club for all their help and well done to them on their fine efforts in the Feile camogie competition. It was great to see two Turloughmore teams on the field in the Feile double header on Friday last at the Na Piarsaigh grounds in Limerick. Special mention to Madge Burke of Paul Nash Travel for her help over the weekend. Photos and loads more detail from the weekend will be on www.turloughmore.galway.gaa.ie.