Ardmore were crowned Munster Club Junior hurling champions for the first time yesterday as they saw off Tipperary champions Ballybacon-Grange in a game that was full of talking points in Mallow.
Despite finishing with 12 men, the Waterford champions showed tremendous character to grind out a hard fought win.
Ardmore held a 1-17 to 1-16 lead ath half-time but started the second period with 13 men following the first half dismisals of Wayne Hennessey and Jack Walsh.
However, despite these losses Ardmore produced a stunning second half and began to gain a foothold in the game.
Seamus Prendergast (who was later sent off on two yellow cards) and David Gartland netted goals to see Ardmore claim a famous win on a 3-11 to 2-8 scoreline.
Ardmore manager Tom Cronin says it was a special day for the club.
Tom says they made a great start, but was felt his side could improve upon the restart.
Tom felt the goals, particularly in the second half proved crucial in the victory.
And for the full-Interview with Tom Cronin you can tune into this evening’s ‘On the Ball’ with Gavin Whelan from ten past six.