COUNTY U-21 A HURLING FINAL

 

From Ger Ryan, Tipperary GAA Scene
Congratulations to Thurles Sarsfields on their 0-20 to 1-9 victory over Clonoulty Rossmore in the County U-21 final played in The Ragg on Sunday last. Pa Bourke captained Sarsfields to their fourth title in this grade and their second in a row. If any club wants evidence of the importance of building success from strong juvenile foundations, a look at the records of Thurles Sarsfields and Toomevara is worthwhile. Since 1999, Thurles Sarsfields have won 5 County Minor Hurling titles, 3 County Under 21 Hurling titles and 2 County Senior Hurling titles with perhaps more to come. In a similar period in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Toomevara built up strong foundations, winning 3 County Minor Hurling titles and 4 County Under 21 Hurling titles between 1985 and 1997 which directly impacted on their achievement of capturing 11 County Senior Hurling titles from 1992 to 2008 and like Thurles they too have ambitions to win more.

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COUNTY U-21 A HURLING FINAL

The county U-21 A hurling final between defending champions Thurles Sarsfields and Clonoulty Rossmore will take place in Boherlahan on Sunday next at 2pm. Sarsfields are seeking their 4th title at this grade while Clonoulty Rossmore are seeking their first. They previously met in the 1988 final when Sarsfields won their first title. Interestingly Sarsfields are seeking to be the fourth club this decade to win back to back titles with Drom and Inch (2000 and 2001), Killenaule (2003 and 2004) and Kilruane MacDonaghs (2006 and 2007) having previously achieved this distinction. The 2002 final was won by Sarsfields and the 2005 final by Toomevara.

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