GALWAY GAA: (Reaction) – MICHAEL FALLON (Portumna Community School)


Portumna Community School were crowned Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior B Hurling Champions last Saturday as they beat Calasanctius College, Oranmore 6-9 to 2-9 in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.

(Match Report)

Two John Fleming goals along with further strikes for Liam Quirke, Denis McLoughlin, Oisin Sullivan and Jack Kelly helped them to a comfortable victory and they’ll face the Leinster champions on March 10th in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Michael Fallon, along with Tom Quinn and Ruairi O Tuairisg, were Portumna management team and Michael spoke to us after the final whistle.

“We’re really delighted now to have finished off the job,” said Fallon.  “We put in a lot of work all year and it’s great that it worked out well for us today.

“We put in some really good performances in the ‘A’ championship and we were very unlucky not to have made the semi-final.  But we did bring that form into this competition so we are very happy.

“It really would have been (the target).  We used the ‘A’ to really test ourselves.  It wouldn’t be a realistic option for us to get that ‘A’ championship title.  But this was our main goal.  We came close and just didn’t perform in the final when it came to it.  So, we were delighted that we could perform today and to get back here to do it.

“‘We’ve been scoring quite fluidity all year.  Between the ‘A’ and the ‘B’ championship so far, we’ve scored 19 goals and over 70 points coming into today.  So, that’s something we’ve been targeting on all year to just really challenge teams.”

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