On bank holiday Monday at 2pm, Tooreen will be looking to see off the challenge of Four Roads from Roscommon and book their place in the Connacht Intermediate Club Hurling Championship final. Monday’s game in Athleague will see the blue devils look to keep up the form that saw them demolish Ballyhaunis in some style in the county final a fortnight ago.
That first Mayo title in ten years was a cause for much celebration in the east Mayo hurling heartland, while the size of the victory took a lot of people by surprise. The ran up 4-10 against their fiercest rivals with Kenny Feeney leading the way with a personal tally of 3-6, his hat-trick coming in an astonishing five minute spell between in the first half. Tooreen will be hoping that Feeney can keep up that form on Monday, along with the likes of captain Shane Morley and man of the match from the Mayo final Cathal Freeman who chipped in with three points of his own for the cause.
Their opponents on Monday, Four Roads claimed the Roscommon title with a six point win over Oran a fortnight ago in the same venue as Monday’s game. They had to take goalkeeper Noel Fallon for a late penalty save that stopped Oran cutting the gap to only a handful of scores with time still left on the clock. Johnny Coyne found the net for them on the day twice and had personal total of 2-1 over the 60 minutes while David Dolan hit seven points, six of them from frees during the game. The winners of Monday’s game will go on to face Galway intermediate champions Kilnadeema-Leitrim in the Connacht final