Blue is the colour as Tullamore take senior hurling title

TULLAMORE rounded off an incredible season with an historic win in the final of the Offaly Senior Hurling Championship Final.

Aidan Bracken Building Design Senior Hurling Championship Final

Tullamore 2-12

Kilcormac/Killoughey 0-11

Over 10,000 supporters flocked to O'Connor Park for the game which was one of the biggest attendances at a county final in Offaly for a number of years.

The Blues were much the better team on the day and they even had the luxury of missing two penalties, both of which were saved.

By half-time they led 1-7 to 0-6 and they never looked like being overhauled in the second-half.

Shane Dooley scored 0-7 on the day while veteran manager and former All Star and All Ireland winner Kevin Martin scored 1-1.

What makes Tullamore's win all the more incredible is the fact that they failed to win any of their six game in the group stages and in the quarter-final they looked dead and buried against St Rynagh's at half-time before mounting an amazing comeback to snatch the win.

In the semi-final they upset all the odds to defeat reigning champions Birr and again on Sunday they overcome the underdogs tag to win the first senior hurling title for the side since 1964.

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