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Ballyhale Shamrocks turned Croke Park green as they secured a record-breaking fifth AIB All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club title on St Patrick's Day, thanks to a hard-earned victory over Portumna.
Nothing lasts for ever and we know that all good things come to an end. And it did for Portuma yesterday.
Portumna’s greatness has long been confirmed, but Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final success at Parnell Park offered another reminder of their ability to deal with an awkward situation.
Ballina Town safely made it through to the sixth round of the FAI Junior Cup last Sunday with a comprehensive 6-1 win over Cashel Celtic in Belleek. Hoping to join them in the next round is the only other Mayo side left in the competition, Iorras Aontaithe, who entertain Carrick United in Carnenash on Sunday at 12pm. The men from Erris went on an amazing cup run last year making it all the way to the semi-final stage of the competition before they were dumped out by the eventual winners, Ballymun United, in Milebush after a close fought battle. This weekend Carrick United from Waterford will make the long 400 mile plus round trip from their southern base to the Erris peninsula. Iorras made it into the open rounds of the competition thanks to a win away to Manulla in the final closed round of the competition in the middle of January, where they came from one down at the break to grab two goals through Brendan Nallen and Ivan Barrett in the closing 10 minutes to get the win.
All-Ireland club champs Portumna have qualified, as expected, for the semi-finals of the Galway Senior Hurling Championship final with a hard-fought 2-11 to 0-15 victory over Clarinbridge.
The Shamrocks won’t be shining on St Patrick’s Day after they were beaten by a superior Portumna side.
Three first-half Portumna goals ultimately proved the difference between the sides in this slow burning semi final played at Kenny Park yesterday. The champions are back once again in another final and it is difficult to look past them yet, as in recent rounds, they only impressed in fleeting spurts. Mellows will be disappointed with their own performance, as their disastrous start cost dearly. In fact, were it not for the Border men’s first half profligacy in front of goal, Mellows would have been far greater in arrears than the seven-point half time margin.
Portumna are on course to retain this year’s Galway Senior Hurling Championship crown after easing to a 3 -10 to 0- 13 victory over Liam Mellows in Athenry.