Our hurlers last appearance in the Division 2A Final was in 2016 when we once again faced Carlow on a Saturday afternoon.
7 points from Brendan Murtagh and a strong defensive effort in the 2nd half helped us grind out a 0-10 to 0-08 win in testing weather conditions in Tullamore.
The prize tomorrow is much greater as in 2016 the winners had to play a promotion/relegation play-off against the bottom team from Division 1B, which was Laois, who defeated us a fortnight later.
Great defending from Captain Aonghus Clarke and Tommy Doyle helped stop Carlow from getting a winning goal as we held on to be crowned league winners.
Team: Paddy Maloney; Shane Power, Tommy Doyle, Tommy Gallagher; Aaron Craig, Aonghus Clarke, Alan McGrath; Cormac Boyle (0-1), Gary Greville; Alan Devine (0-1), Liam Varley, Derek McNicholas; Robbie Greville, Brendan Murtagh (0-7, 5f, 2 ’65s’), Eoin Price (0-1).
Subs: Niall O’Brien for Derek McNicholas (23); Niall Dowdall for Robbie Greville (57); Darragh Egerton for Alan Devine (61).
Let’s make more history tomorrow!!!!!!!