GAA: Abbeyknockmoy – Under 15B Hurling Champions!

Michael Molloy
Abbeyknockmoy captain Michael Molloy receives the Under 15 B cup from Pauric Lohan, Chairman Coiste Iomana na Gaillimhe

Under 15B Hurling Cup Final – Saturday, 13th October 2018 

Abbeyknockmoy 6-6 Cois Fharraige 3-4 (Carnmore) 

(Photos: courtesy – Joe Keane) 

Abbeyknockmoy are under 15 county hurling champions again!  This incredible group of players continue to progress up through the grades and continue to overcome every obstacle in their path.

Having won the U14B1 final last year this tight panel of players made light of the step up and have once again ended the year unbeaten as County Champion, will play in A1 next year and have now added more silverware to their already fine collection of County medals.

They started off the campaign with two fixtures vs Pearses and Ardrahan, and finished the group with a home fixture vs Kilconieron.

As they finished top of the group, Abbeyknockmoy got a home semi- final vs Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry and progressed into the final vs Cois Farraige who came through the other group also unbeaten.

Abbeyknockmoy were hit along the way with some serious injuries but every member of the panel stepped up their game and took advantage of the opportunity to express themselves and shine.

But nothing seems to phase these young men and their never say die attitude, dedication, commitment and will to win has to be witnessed to be believed and every one of them are an absolute credit to their families and club.

The final was played on a horrendously wet day for hurling in Carnmore and came away with a win on scoreline of 6-6 to 3-4.

They had a quick tour of the parish and were warmly welcomed by Mattie & Mary Ryan of Ryan’s Laraghmore where they kindly provided food and refreshments for all who attended which is much appreciated.

Huge Thanks to all parents for their support all year in getting players to training & matches. Thanks to Abbeyknockmoy HC for their continued support.

Massive thanks to Seamus McWalter for his amazing rehab in looking after all our young players not only on this panel but all club players no wonder people travel far and wide to attend Seamus and get 1st class physio.

Thady Moran
Thady Moran of Abbeyknockmoy receives the man of the match in the under 15 B final from Tom Monaghan, Ocean Hygeine supplies. Also in photo is Pauric Lohan, Chairman Coiste Iomana na Gaillimhe
Abbeyknockmoy Hurling

The Abbeyknockmoy Under 15 team which defeated Cois Fharraige in the Under 15 B final 6.06 to 3.04, back row, Left to right: Kevin Maher, Cian Quirke, Lennan Doyle, Jake Haverty, Jamie Burke, Mark Crehan, Dylan Cosgrave, Jamie Collins, Darragh Burke, Daire King, Kian Flaherty, James Quirke, Cuan Lennon. Front row, Left to right: Olin Murray, Niall Farragher, Cian Forde, Gavin Kelly, Shane Forde, Michael Molloy, Captain, Niall Mannion, Thady Moran, Sean Lydon, Cillian Rabbitte.
Cois Fharraige under 15 hurling
The Cois Fharraige Under 15 team who were defeated by Abbeyknockmoy in the B final, Back row, left to right: Darrach Mac Coisteala, Ferdia Ó hAodha, Diollún Ó Diorain, Luc de Paor, Piarais Ó Muiris, Cillian Ó Laoi, Eoghan Ó Fatharta,Mac Ó Brian, Aindriú Mac Aogain, Diarmuid Ó Duinn, Pádraig Ó Conghaile, Seosamh Ó Muiri.Front Row, Left to right: Seánin O’Ceallaigh Greallaigh, Pádraig Breathnach, Tomás Farthing, Sean Ó Duinn, Oisín Ó Muiris, Liam Ó Conghaile, Conchubar Ó Curráin, Cathal Ó Gormaile, Cian Mac an tSionnaigh, Charlie Ó Frighíl, Aaron Ó Caomhánach