Sport Hurling

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Divilly's masterclass

Pres, Athenry 1-13
Gort CS 2-9

GORT Community School's hopes of winning the title for the sixth time were dashed at Kenny Park in Athenry as Presentation College, Athenry captured their first crown since 1977.

James Divilly was the hero for the Athenry school as he shot 1-9 to help his team claim the title.

A goal from Jonathan Glynn gave the champions a good start and they led by 1-6 to 0-7 at the interval.

Two points from Conor Caulfield boosted Athenry, but when Michael Mullins flicked to the Athenry net a minute later it looked as if Gort would cruise to victory.

Divilly stepped forward and got a goal from a 21-yard free in the 40th minute to level the match and Athenry showed the greater hunger from then on, with another Divilly free and a great individual score from substitute Jack Carr halted Gort's impressive run.

Scorers -- Athenry: J Divilly 1-9 (1-7f), B Lane 0-2, C Caulfield, J Carr 0-1 each. Gort: J Glynn, M Mullins 1-0 each, G O'Donoghue (0-1f), C Cooney (0-1f), K Higgins (0-1f), A Mullins 0-2 each, W Walsh 0-1.

Pres Athenry -- K Kavanagh; G Cormican, P Concannon, C McDonagh; D Glynn, C Greaney, G Forde; , T Flynn, M Hannon; C Caulfield, B Lane, S Hynes; J Divilly, C Bannon, D Cooney. Subs: J Carr for Hynes (h-t),

Gort -- R Taaffe; A Larkin, C Diviney, C Helebert; W Walsh, K Lane, G Lally; K Higgins, G O'Donoghue; E Shehill, J Glynn, A Mullins; M Mullins, C Cooney, A Tuohey. Subs: P Lally for Lane (57), S Casey for Mullins (58).

Irish Independent

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