A roar to raise the roof as Banner welcomes its heroes home
IF THERE had been a roof over the Banner county last night, it would've lifted straight off from the moment that the two winning teams set foot on the stage in the heart of Ennis at 9.15pm.
It was a wall of noisy acclaim which greeted the minor and senior All-Ireland hurling champions when they finally materialised into the cauldron of emotion that was the Tim Smythe Park. The dark evening was illuminated by the saffron glow of over 30,000 flags whirling in the still night.
Their was music in the night. All the Clare songs had been sung over and over as the enormous crowd awaited the arrival of the teams.