Clara and Brosna Gaels combine to lift Feile title

An excellent display from the combined set-up

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Clara and Brosna Gaels  combine to lift Feile title

Clara and Brosna Gaels combine to lift Feile title

Clara and Brosna Gaels produced some exquisite hurling to win Division 7 of the John West U14 Division 7 Hurling Féile over the weekend.

They beat Roscommon Gaels in the final on Sunday afternoon at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe after a set of five games over the previous two days for the Offaly lads.

The team had started their challenge for the title on Friday with a comprehensive win over Naomh Eoin (Sligo) winning 6-14 to 0-01. They followed this up in Round 2 playing against Cootehill (Cavan) in the Connaught Centre of Excellence with a convincing 4-06 to 1-03 win. 

Following a quick detour to Knock on Saturday, where several hurleys were blessed and many a candle was lit, the boys travelled on to Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo) where they displayed another strong performance securing a 3-07 to 0-02 win.  

The three wins from three secured top of the group for Clara/Brosna Gaels and a place in the Division 7 Quarter Final against Athleague (Roscommon) on Saturday evening.  

Despite the hectic schedule of games, the boys stepped up a gear and had a very convincing and fully deserving win against Athleague on a scoreline of 2-09 to 0-02.  Thankfully the team progressed to the Semi Final on Sunday injury free against Na Fianna (Laois).

Clara/Brosna Gales took on Na Fianna (Laois) in Mullagh, Galway and were 1-07 to 0-02 up at half time. With Na Fianna failing to score in the 2nd half and Clara/Brosna Gaels keeping on the pressure, they secured a place in the Division 7 Final with a full time score of 2-11 to 0-02.

Having conceded at most 1-03 in their preceding five matches, Clara/Brosna Gaels were in a strong position ahead of the final against Roscommon Gaels.  However, they found themselves down 0-02 to 1-02 at half time. However, they dug deep and turned it around scoring 2-01 in the second half with Roscommon Gaels only managing to add an extra three points to their tally. It finished Clara 2-03 Roscommon Gaels 1-05.

Clara/Brosna Gaels Team: Dean Buckley, Neill Robbins, James Dunne (Joint Captain), Conor Taylor, Ultan Carroll (Joint Captain), Callum Dunne, Donal Shirley, Marcus Dalton, Barry Egan, Tommy Bracken, Conor Doyle, Conor Tracey, Greg Byrne, Oisin Carroll, and Sean Óg Foley.


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