Beara GAA Notes 27.08.2019
August 27, 2019
Urhan are 2019 Beara Football Champions after a hard fought win against Garnish in a sun drench Adrigole Park on Sunday. With the pitch in pristine condition, it allowed for an open and fast game of football and at half time Urhan led at half time 0-6 to 0-5. The 2nd half again led itself to a tight game and with goals always going to be vital and it was Urhan who got the first goal in the 47th minute with a superb finish to the back of the net. Urhan maintained their 3 point lead untill the 30th minute when Fintan “John L” O ‘ Sullivan found the back of the net with a goal for Garnish. It was Urhan who were to finish the stronger with a point with Jamie O’ Neill and when Conor Lowney found the back of the Garnish net in injury time it was Urhan who emerged with the victory. After the game Niall “John L” O’ Sullivan , Nephew of Cormac O’ Sullivan presented the Cormac O’ Sullivan Cup along with Beara GAA Chairman to the Urhan captain Aidan O’ Neill. The Glenview Heating Man of the match winner was Urhan’s Martin McCarthy.
The game was broadcasted online on Bere Island Community Radio. This was a great success with people listening to the game in America, Greece, England, Australia and many other parts of the world and also in parts of Ireland. Well done to all who made this broadcast possible.
At half time of game the Adrigole team that won the County Intermediate Football Championship in 1979 were presented to crowd. The team had a reunion earlier in the day to mark their great achievement.
There will be a strong Beara connection in The All – Ireland Minor Football Final this Sunday as Cork play Galway in Croke Park. Joseph O’ Shea (Urhan) and Denis Collins (Glengarriff) have been on the team during the year. The manager of the team is Bobbie O’ Dwyer from Urhan and Ollie Rue O’ Sullivan from Garnish is one of the selectors. Brian McCarthy from Urhan is the team’s Operation & Statistics manager. Best of luck to all involved.
The Beara Junior B Championship begins this weekend when Glengarriff play Urhan this Saturday August 31st in Castletownbere at 6pm.