The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U11 hurling competition took place in O'Garney Park, Sixmilebridge on June 3rd (Bank Holiday Monday). Many thanks to Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Community Games Committee and Sixmilebridge GAA club for running a superbly organized tournament especially Kevin Phelan who coordinated it. Best of luck to Derg as they go on to represent Clare in the Munster Community Games finals in July.
See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane
The following 11 teams competed on the day: Cratloe, Inagh/Kilnamona/Cloonanaha, Derg, Inch\Kilmaley\Connolly, Quin\Clooney, Doora/Barefield, Newmarket on Fergus, Moylussa, Ruan, Sixmilebridge\Kilmurry Blue and Sixmilebridge\Kilmurry Yellow.
Proceedings started in wet and windy conditions at 10am with 8 teams participating in a set of preliminary round games with the winners proceeding to the quarter-finals stage. The quarter-finals pairings were:
- Sixmilebridge\Kilmurry Yellow v Inagh/K/C
- Doora/Barefield v Moylussa
- Newmarket v Inch\Kilmaley\Connolly
- Derg (got a bye into the semi final).
With the weather clearing up we were served up some fantastic hurling with eventually the following pairings making the semi-final stage:
- Inagh/K/C v Doora/Barefield
- Derg v Inch\Kimlaley\Connolly
Derg and Inagh got over their semi-final hurdles and met in an epic final, the teams were so evenly match that the score at half time was Derg 0-1 and Inagh/K/C 0-2. The second half was a very thrilling game with Derg eventually winning on a score 3-2 to 2-3.
- 1st Derg
- 2nd Inagh/Kilnamona/Cloonaha
- 3rd Doora/Barefield
- 4th Inch/ Kilmaley/Connolly
Referees on the day were Kieran Liddane and Kevin Corry they presented the medals to the four teams.