It isn’t often that the county’s hurlers outshine the footballers but, on a grim day for the big ball lads, today was certainly one of those rare days. While the footballers were getting whipped at MacHale Park this afternoon the hurlers were claiming silverware up at Breffni Park where they beat Down by 1-15 to 0-14 to claim the NHL Division 2B title and, with it, promotion to Division 2A.
Needless to say, I wasn’t there in Cavan today, having instead covered over 500km to see that no-show by our lads in Castlebar. From what I can gather, though, it was a real heroic performance from the lads at Breffni Park, where they were full value for their four-point win.
Top scorer for Derek Walsh’s side today was Kenny Feeney, who knocked over eleven points. Keith Higgins – who clearly has had a ball this year with the hurlers – was to the fore as well. This score from Keith was outrageously good:
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Well done to the lads on a super NHL campaign and congrats to them on sealing the deal today in such fine fashion.