Heartwarming picture of Ryan brothers with their mother Lily after winning Kilkenny title
Published 25/10/2015 | 17:08
It was an emotional day for the Ryan family as Lester, Tom and Liam won the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship with Clara this afternoon after losing their father earlier this year.
Johnny Ryan died in a farming accident in January and his three sons were a key part of Clara's victorious 2-12 to 1-13 effort over O'Loughlin Gaels.
Lester Ryan was also a member of the All-Ireland winning Kilkenny hurling team this year.
Elsewhere, Tomas O'Se won his first Cork SFC medal after his Nemo Rangers side edged Castlehaven 1-10 to 0-11 in the final replay this afternoon. The key score was the goal from Barry O'Driscoll early in the second half.
Also, Oulart the Ballagh won their 12th Wexford senior hurling title after a comfortable 2-15 to 0-13 win over St Martin's while Thurles Sarsfields pipped Nenagh Eire Og in a one point cracker by a score of 1-18 to 3-11 to claim the Tipperary senior hurling crown.
Conor Lanigan got Thurles off to the perfect start with a goal after just seven minutes.
Castlebar Mitchels comfortably beat Breaffy in a surprisingly one-sided Mayo Football final at MacHale Park.
Neil Douglas scored three goals for Mitchels as they ran out 4-10 to 0-09 winners.
Defending All-Ireland champions Corofin (Galway) kept their title defence well and truly on track with a 13-point victory over Leitrim champions Mohill in the Connacht SFC quarter-final.
In hurling, Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) came out on top in the battle of the big guns in Munster when they beat Sixmilebridge (Clare) by two points.
Na Piarsaigh were nine points down in the first half but they produced a stirring comeback to advance to the Munster semi-final.
Thurles Sarsfields will provide the opposition for Na Piarsaigh after they pipped Éire Óg by a point in an exciting Tipperary final at Semple Stadium.
Connacht club SFC quarter-final
Corofin (Galway) 1-17 Mohill (Leitrim) 0-7, Tuam Stadium
Leinster club SFC first round
Emmet Og, Killoe (Longford) 5-11 St James (Wexford) 1-4, Pearse Park
Edenderry (Offaly) 0-11 Rathnew (Wicklow) 0-12, O'Connor Park
Palatine (Carlow) 1-8 Portlaoise (Laois) 0-15, Netwatch Cullen Park
Cork SFC final replay
Castlehaven 0-11 Nemo Rangers 1-10, Pairc Ui Rinn
Mayo SFC final
Breaffy 0-9 Castlebar Mitchels 4-10, MacHale Park
Sligo SFC final
Curry 2-11 St Mary's 1-20, Markievicz Park
Munster club SHC quarter-final
Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-15 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-11, Sixmilebridge
Ulster club SHC final
Cushendall 1-24 Slaughtneil 3-17, Athletic Grounds - AET
Kilkenny SHC final
Clara 2-12 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-13, Nowlan Park
Tipperary SHC final
Thurles Sarsfields 1-18 Eire Og 3-11, Nenagh, Semple Stadium
Wexford SHC final
Oulart The Ballagh 2-15 St Martin's 0-13, Innovate Wexford Park
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