Carrick-on-Shannon manager Olcan Conway hopes that his team’s historic Connacht club JHC victory will stand to the club in the long-term.
Carrick became the first Leitrim side to clinch the provincial crown after defeating Ballygar of Galway by 2-11 to 2-9 at in the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan on Saturday and Conway is confident that the win will serve to bring hurling on in the area in spades.
“It was fabulous to see the youngsters coming onto the pitch on Saturday, it really was,” he told GAA.ie.
“Just the enjoyment on their faces, the U14s and U16s. Every young fella that you’ve seen hurling this year and last year, just the pure joy and emotion of them all coming on cheering was great. Hopefully an experience like this will stand by them. They should take a bit of energy out of it.
“After the match was a great experience too. We all went for a meal with the families and children and supporters in the Bush Hotel afterwards. We had a huge crowd and we all sat down and had a meal together because it was a club thing, not just players.
“We wanted everybody there. We wanted supporters, family, children, everybody. It was actually a lovely moment.”