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Western Intermediate Hurling Champions 2011 Tourin 1-9 Cappoquin 0-11

Western Intermediate Hurling Champs 2011 Western Intermediate Hurling Champs 2011 Image-Sean Byrne/DeiseSport

Tourin captain Michael Scanlon receiving Western Intermediate Cup 2011

For the second time this year, Tourin have beaten great neighbours and rivals, Cappoquin, but this victory must have been sweeter still, as they also annexed the Western intermediate title just two years after promotion from the Junior ranks, and to beat Capoquin twice in the same year is possibly beyond the dreams of most Tourin supporters! Daithi Wilkinson’s 38th minute goal, which had a touch of good fortune, proved the crucial score in a game where it took Tourin some time to settle in. Cappoquin had three points on the board before Shane Fives converted a 13th minute free, with Shane O’Rourke, David Cahalane and Pat Fitzgerald all hitting the target. Daithi Wilkinson’s first point, followed by a great Shane Fives point had them all square after seventeen minutes. They were level again on four and five points apiece, before late scores from Shane O’Rourke and Cillian O’Sullivan saw Cappoquin ahead by a solitary point at the interval, leading 0-6 to 0-5.

Keith Landers extended this lead before Kevin Leahy brought it back to a point and then came Daithi Wilkinson’s goal. His sideline cut dipped at the last minute much to Donal O’Rourke’s horror and it dropped into the net. That gave Tourin a two point lead, and although Cappoquin did draw back on level terms, Tourin had priceless scores from sub Darragh Fives and Daithi Wilkinson to edge home by the tightest of margins. Joy for Tourin and despair for Cappoquin - such are the margins in sport! TOURIN: Darragh Wilkinson, T McGrath, Daniel Leahy, J Leahy, D O’Brien, B Scanlon, D McGrath, B Leahy, M Scanlon, S Leahy, S Fives (0-5 1f 1 65), B Donoghue, K Leahy (0-1), Daithi Wilkinson (1-2 1-0 s), M Landers. Subs: D Fives (0-1) for Landers, David Leahy for M Scanlon. CAPPOQUIN: D O’Rourke, K Looby, C Looby, S Coughlan, P Morrissey, P Murray, D McCarthy, T Looby, F Murray, D Cahalane (0-1), P Fitzgerald, O Murray, E McGrath (0-1), S O’Rourke (0-31f), K Landers (0-3). Subs: C O’Sullivan (0-1) for Fitzgerald, C Murray (0-1) for Mc Grath. Referee: Maurice Condon(Clashmore). Dungarvan Leader, Friday, October 7th, 2011

All Ireland Mini Sevens Winners 2010 Dungarvan Leader

All Ireland Mini Sevens Winners 2010

It was an early start for the boys on Saturday morning as they struck off for St. Judes via bus/car to take part in the Mini Sevens played at St. Judes, Dublin on Saturday. Their first assignment was against Padraig Pearses (Galway) and lost on the scoreline of 4-4 to 3-2. Their second match was against Robert Emmets (London) and again the lads did not get a win here either ending on the scoreline of 6-1 to 7-4 (Perhaps the travel sickness was still in the system). However, in their third match of the day, the lads started to ‘get in to it’ and had a win over Taghmon Camross (Wexford) to keep in touch Score was 8-3 to 2-0. At this stage, J.J. Scanlan was having a chat with Shane (Shiner) Aherne as Ferrybank were also playing in a different section but me thinks that Shiner may have been doing a bit of spying but J.J. was saying nothing! In their final match of the group played at 3pm (Yes Kevin Leahy that was Saturday and not Sunday so you did not miss the All Ireland!), they played St. Fechins (Louth) and won on the scoreline of 8-8 to 4-4. Now, as the top two from each group qualified for the Cup, our team was in joint 2nd position but alas, due to scoring difference did not make it through to the next round and were now to play in the Shield Section. In the first of the shield quarter finals, the lads played Eire Og (Wicklow) and won this handily enough – final score 5-10 to 0-2. It was onwards and upwards from here as the boys appeared to have come to grips with this sevens lark. Their next opponents were once again Taghmon (Wexford) (as John Fives would say T’mon) in the semi final on Pitch 2 and won this 4-6 to 2-4. We were through to the Shield Final and guess who our opponents were yes one of our own Ferrybank from the East. This was a rather tough battle and at times, our supporters were a bit ‘surprised’ at some of the refereeing decisions but the lads dug deep and when the final whistle blew – the shield was theirs. Final score was 2-6 to 2-5.

A total of 36 goals and 36 points were amassed by the lads during their seven games. Congrats to all the players as this was no easy task playing seven matches during the course of the day and finishing it with a win. Team on the day: Brian Leahy, Kevin Leahy, Sean Leahy, Daniel Leahy (Capt), Shane Fives, Brian O’Donoghue, Daithi Wilkinson, Dan Dransfield, Brendan Scanlan and Mike Scanlan.

Other team members present but did not play: Kevin Wilkinson, Darragh Wilkinson, Donal McGrath, Mark Landers and Cathal Wilkinson. John O’Dywer, John Fives, William Leahy, J.J. Scanlan, John McGrath, Paddy Tobin, Jimmy ower, Mike O’Rourke, John Nugent were all present as were the ‘rowdy’ lot consisting of Bridget, Sheena and Ruth Wilkinson, Margaret and Keith Farrell, Deirdre and Thelma O’Donnell and Liam Casey! PRO:Tourin GAA Club

All Ireland  Mini Sevens Champs

All Ireland  Mini Sevens Champs

All Ireland  Mini Sevens Champs

All Ireland  Mini Sevens Champs

All Ireland  Mini Sevens Champs

All Ireland  Mini Sevens Champs

All Ireland  Mini Sevens Champs

Images reproduced by kind permission of Fergus McNally St.Judes GAA Club