Portumna Community School suffered disappointment today as they were lost out by just one point in the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior ‘B’ Hurling Semi-Final.
Post Primary Senior B All Ireland Hurling semi Final @colaiste_choilm 1-10
Portumna CS 1-09
— Clara Gaa Club (@Clara_gaa_club) March 14, 2018
Brian Duignan hit the winning 65 in injury time for the Leinster Champions in St. Aidan’s GAA, Ballyforan to send them into the decider against Maghera.
The Galway side started brightly taking an 0-8 to 0-4 advantage. But they needed a decent margin with the strong wind in their favour and Mark Dillon’s goal before half-time brought Tullamore back into the tie.
Portumna led 0-9 to 1-4 at half-time but conceded five points in a row after the restart as Duignan and Cathal O’Meara overturned the deficit. However, a goal brought Portumna back on level terms and destined to force extra-time only for Duignan’s winner to give the Offaly side the spoils.
Despite a heroic display into the wind we’ve come up short by a single point. 1-10 to 1-09. Hard luck to all.
— Portumna C.S. (@portumnacommsch) March 14, 2018