Young Stars Light Up Epic Tipperary Cumann Na mBunscol Finals

The annual Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie Finals took place in Semple Stadium Thurles, over two days on Thursday, 10th June and Friday, 11th June. Played in perfect conditions, these finals exhibited all that is good in our native games. The matches provided great entertainment for the large attendance on both days. The young stars of tomorrow illuminated a sun-drenched Semple Stadium with their vast array of skills and talent. The levels of skill that were on display were of a very high standard. The Under 13 F Hurling Final between Clonoulty and Drom will live long in the memory. Extra time could not even separate these two gallant teams and it was agreed that they would share the title. Powerstown achieved their first hurling victory in their illustrious history. St. Mary’s Nenagh achieved a camogie double which more than makes up for the disappointment of falling at the final hurdle last year. Cashel were another notable team making a return to the top table after a long absence. Thanks are due to Semple custodian Philly Butler for the warm welcome he showed to all the schools and to Jimmy Purcell, Jim Max and Andy O’ Gorman for ensuring that everything ran smoothly. A special thanks is due to our referees Michael Jordan and Christy McLoughlin plus our very capable umpires Oisín Jordan, Shane Hennessey and Andrew Coffey. Special praise is also due to Cumann na mBunscol Secretary Aodán Wrenn and Chairman Paddy Kelly for organising such a successful two days. DVDs of the 2010 Hurling Finals are available from Michael Trehy Video Productions and all orders will be taken on 086 2755805. Teachers of the different schools can place their orders with Michael. Prices: Single Match: €20. Double Match Box Set: €25. All match reports and photos of the Finals are on the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol website http://cnmb.tipperary.gaa.ie  . For further information on all matters relating to Cumann na mBunscol please email pro.cnmb.tipperary@gaa.ie . Chairman, Paddy Kelly would like to extend his thanks to Tipperary’s County Board and of course to all those at Semple Stadium who contributed to making the Finals so successful. (Detailed Finals Match Reports to follow next week).

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