Ballinameela are through to the Munster junior hurling final following a hard earned 1-15 to 0-14 win over Limerick champions Tournafulla at a wet and windy Fraher Field this afternoon.
A Jim Curran goal on four minutes and three points each by Tom Curran and Brendan Phelan left the home side 1-9 to 0-8 up at the break after playing with a stiff breeze.
Phelan sent over five second half frees as Ballinameela set up a provincial final meeting with Cloughduv from Cork on December 2 in Mallow.
It’s the sixth year in a row that Waterford will be represented in the Munster junior hurling decider and manager Brian Beatty was relieved to get the job done.
He said that there were strong words in the dressing room at half time.
Three Deise sides have won this championship since 2013 and Beatty says that Ballinameela want to add their name to the roll of the honour.
Ballinameela will meet Cloughduv in the Munster Junior Hurling Final on December 2 at the Mallow GAA complex pic.twitter.com/dOKpi8fheZ
— Tomás McCarthy (@tomasmcc) November 17, 2018
Meanwhile, Kilmacthomas were crowned the Eastern Junior ‘B’ Hurling champions this afternoon, seeing off De La Salle in a well contested decider at the WIT Arena by 2-13 to 2-10. The Sky Blues will now take on Dungarvan in the County Final.
Mount Sion lost out to Cork champions Dromtarriffe in the Munster Junior Club football semi-final in Mallow by 2-16 to 0-10.