Connacht Senior C Hurling Champions
An historic day for Seamount College.
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Connacht Senior C
Back Row (L-R) Alan Organ, Donal Keely, Donal Mulligan, Aaron Dolan, Dylan Connolly, Keelan James, Niall Coen, Jack Fordham, Ross Albertini, Jake Comyn, Jack Tully, Shane Lyons, Rossa Barry, Joey Droney, Odhran Keane.
Front Row (L-R) Michael Corless, Barry Duffy, Dean Ivers, Conail Larrissey, Brian McKermitt, Ciarán O' Donoghue, Cathal Walshe, Darragh Helebert, Luke Connors, Darren Kilkelly, Eoin Murphy, Barry Britton, Jack Bourke
Connacht College Senior C Hurling Final
Seamount College 1-14
St Killians, New Inn 2-9
This is the Seamount College Senior Hurling panel who defeated St Killian's New Inn in the Connacht Senior C Hurling final.
The game was played in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe on Sunday last. Seamount were victorious on a scoreline of 1-14 to 2-9.
Seamount College were today crowned Connacht Senior C Hurling Champions for the first time ever, with a hard fought victory over St Killian's, New Inn in Duggan Park.
Wind assisted, Seamount got off to a flyer and raced into an early 0-3 to 0-1 lead.
Seamount were threatening for a goal that finally came after 21 minutes, through Niall Coen.
Seamount continued taking their points and at one stage led 1-7 to 0-1.
New Inn recovered with two points before half time to leave the score 1-8 to 0-3 at the break.
The early running in the second half all came from New Inn and they had registered 1-1 within 5 minutes of the restart.
Seamount recovered with points from play from Ross Albertini, Luke Connors and Keelan James to lead 1-12 to 1-8 with 50 minutes gone.
New Inn struck for a second goal with 6 minutes to play and followed up almost immediately with the equalising score.
At this stage Seamount showed great character and battled hard to stop the game slipping away. Their honesty was rewarded with two points, either side of the 60 minute mark.
Seamount held on after a tough committed performance in tricky underfoot conditions.
After the game Eamon Veale, of Connacht Post Primary Hurling committee presented the Barry Burke memorial trophy to winning captain, Keelan James.
Michael O' Connor of NUIG presented the man of the match award to Niall Coen.
Seamount have qualified for the All Ireland semi final v the Leinster champions. The game is fixed for next Saturday, details TBC.
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