Junior hurling titles for Shinrone and Shamrocks

October 26, 2012
Shinrone and Shamrocks captured the JHC 'A' and 'B' titles respectively last weekend.

Shinrone were crowned JHC 'A' champions for the second time in three years when they defeated a fancied Ballinamere side by 1-14 to 1-7 at O'Connor Park. The winners stormed into a 0-6 to 0-0 lead inside 18 minutes and were still six points to the good, 0-8 to 0-2, at the break.

Points from Declan Cleary, Ray Cordial and Barry McNamara kept them well in control before Alan Scully gave Ballinamere a glimmer of hope. But a 55th minute goal from substitute Adrian Cleary wrapped up the win for the south Offaly side.

Also at O'Connor Park, Shamrocks were given a much-needed boost when they claimed the JHC 'B' title thanks to a 2-10 to 2-7 victory over Raheen. The win, which was inspired by Shane Cunningham who finished with a personal tally of 1-6, will help soften the blow of Shamrocks losing their senior status earlier this year.

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