REPORT: Ballyduff Make It A League And Championship Double

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Mike O’Halloran was at the Credit Union County Hurling League Final 2017 between Ballyduff and Kilmoyley yesterday…

Ballyduff 4-12

Kilmoyley 3-12

Ally O’Connor of Ballyduff receives his Man of the Match award. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Kilmoyley, even though understrength, powered into the lead when within a minute of the start, Maurice O’Connor blasted past Pa Enright who was deputising for PJ Gorman.

Daniel O’Carroll and Aiden Boyle replied with points for Ballyduff. Philip Maunsell and Padraig Boyle swapped points before Tom Murnane drove over from distance.

Daniel O’Carroll reduced the margin to one point and Kilmoyley were well in the game, until the four Boyles decided to bag a goal each within minutes.

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Michael first kicked the ball to the net, then Aiden received from Padraig and shot past Aiden McCabe.

Liam and Padraig got in the act with their goals while in-between, Maurice O’Connor had a point leaving the score 4-4 to 1-3. By halftime Ballyduff led by three goals 4-6 to 1-6.

Action from the game. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

Liam Boyle opened the scoring in the second half with a point and it looked like Ballyduff might run away with the game. Maurice O’Connor had other ideas though when he struck for another goal on thirty nine minutes.

Maurice added two points in a row on 49 and 50 minutes, the score at this stage was 4-10 to 2-1. Padraig Boyle pushed it out to a six point game two minutes later, a 65 from him put seven between them, only for Jordan Brick to reduce it to six again.

Maurice O’Connor made it a nervy last few moments for the county champions when he fired in another goal, but Ballyduff held out to win. Ally O’Connor was man of the match when he mopped up everything at the back for Ballyduff.

This was a nice pipe opener for Ballyduff and prepares them well for the the test provided by Kanturk in the Munster Championship next weekend. On this display a win there would not be a surprise.

The victorious Ballyduff team. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

The Kilmoyley team. Photo by Mike O’Halloran

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