Allianz Cumann na mBunscol
Indoor Hurling: Tyrone Co. Final 2018
Ever since our county Cumann was established back in 1986, many magnificent county finals have taken place. It is extremely doubtful if any of them matched this year’s final because, right from the off, the standard of skill on display was mesmeric…
In the second semi-final saw the Section ‘B’ winners, St. Colmcille’s P.S. Carrickmore, (100% win record) take on the Section ‘A’ runners-up St. Ronan’s P.S. Recarson. The Carmen boys held the upper-hand throughout and secured their place in the final in convincing fashion.
The scene was now set for the Co. Final between Roan and Carrickmore. This was a repeat of the 2017 final which Roan won. What would transpire this year, though….
Both teams served up an absolute classic. It was an epic match, brimming with top rate hurling. As the full-time whistle sounded, the score was 3-3, meaning extra-time. This was played and, with Roan leading 5-4, Carmen struck the equaliser with the last play of the match. We now had Golden Goal – in other words, next goal wins. Play ebbed and flowed with chances falling to both sides. It must be said that the goalkeepers from both teams played a blinder! On we went, and on we went again. It was gripping stuff. Just as it appeared that we would be there until dark, BOOM – the winner! A winning goal from Carrickmore resulted in the current holders being dethroned of their county crown.
Ultimately, the Carmen boys from St. Colmcille’s collected the coveted title and their boxed gold medals, before being duly crowned worthy Allianz Cumann na mBunscol ‘Indoor Hurling’ Tyrone Champions 2018!
Our appreciation also goes to our referee, Aidy Kelly, for his expert officiating. To Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Thír Eoghain officials, Damian Kelly and Eddie Doris for co-ordinating today’s final, a word of thanks.
St. Colmcille’s P.S. Carrickmore, now have the honour of representing Tyrone in the Ulster Hurling Finals on 25 April in Magherafelt. Ádh mór!
A truly memorable day for all involved. Maith sibh go léir!