Congratulations to Thurles Sarsfields on winning their 30th county senior hurling title at Semple Stadium on Sunday in front of an attendance of 9,500 people. County Chairman Barry O’Brien presented the Dan Breen Cup to Sarsfields captain and long serving forward, Johnny Enright. Padraic Maher who had a great game at full back for Thurles was named Man of the Match. Sarfields will now face Newtownshandrum of Cork in the Munster Club championship quarter final in Semple Stadium on Sunday, November 1st, which will be 125 years exactly since the GAA was founded in Hayes Hotel in 1884. Thurles Sarsfields also won the title 50 years ago and 100 years ago on the 75th and 25th anniversaries of the GAA’s founding respectively. The first decade of the current millennium closes with Toomevara having won 6 of the 10 titles on offer, Sarsfields 2 and Mullinahone and Loughmore Castleiney 1 each. The last team to win a County Final scoring exactly 0-14 was Borris-Ileigh in 1986 and they went on to win the All Ireland club title in 1987 – an omen perhaps!

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