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Flying starts sets St Rynagh’s on course for U-21 Hurling Championship glory

Sean Kenny and Stephen Flannery, St Rynagh's block down Conor Fitzgerald, St Brendan's in the Aidan Bracken Building Design U-21 Hurling Championship Final at Birr. Picture: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

Sean Kenny and Stephen Flannery, St Rynagh's block down Conor Fitzgerald, St Brendan's in the Aidan Bracken Building Design U-21 Hurling Championship Final at Birr. Picture: Jeff Harvey/HR Photo

A scintillating start which yielded an unanswered 1-5 inside the first ten minutes, and a Damien Egan goal on the stroke of half-time sent the U-21 hurling championship title back to Shannonside for the first time since 2005.

St Rynagh’s Óg 2-16

St Brendan’s 1-12

It was an evening of hurling in the ‘rare old times’ enjoyed by young and old alike on Sunday evening, the beautifully presented St Brendan’s Park hosting the Final, and a huge crowd availed of the relatively short journey to Birr.

At half-time St Rynagh’s carried a 2-9 to 1-6 lead to the dressing-room and they were never threatened in the second-half as they cruised to a seven point win.

See this Tuesday’s Offaly Express for a full report and extensive photographic coverage of the game

 

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