In an era when everyone is looking out for the next crazy hurling fad, Birr showed last Sunday that tried and trusted methods are still best. Those are – getting out first to the ball, hard work off the ball and getting a quality ‘forwards’ ball’ to the attack when on it.
St Rynagh’s 1-5
Methods such as these saw them get a dream start with points by Dylan Hayden and Brendan Murphy by the fifth minute. They struck a major blow a minute later when Sean Ryan collected Brian Watkins’ long ball and sent a bullet to the top right-hand corner of the net.
They pushed on from there and ran out comfortable winners to make the final.
See this week’s Offaly Express for full report