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All Ireland Minor Hurling Final
UPMC Nowlan Park was the focus of the county last Sunday afternoon as our minor hurlers took on Offaly in the 2022 All Ireland final. It was a unique occasion with an almost full house in attendance. Much had been spoken and written in the days leading up to the game, questioning the GAA’s decision to hold the game in Kilkenny and to allow all under 16’s free admission without tickets, however all the fears and misinformation were allayed on Sunday with everyone gaining access to the grounds in a timely and safe manner. The Kilkenny county board who were in charge of hosting the fixture did an excellent job and had every angle covered, compliments to event controller Seamus Reade and his team on a job very well done. On the field the game was played at a very fast pace all through with both sides showing some great skill. Tipperary trailed for long periods of the game, but as has been the case in a number of their games this year, they never gave up and kept battling away and with time just up it was Borril-Ileigh’s, Paddy McCormack who scored the winning goal as Tipperary won by the narrowest of margins. Following the game, the pitch was transformed into a sea of blue and gold as jubilant Tipperary supporters celebrated with the heroes of the day and sand Slievenamon as captain Sam O’Farrell raised the Irish Press cup for the first time since 2016. After leaving Nowlan Park, the team followed a number of long standing traditions, firstly stopping at fennor hill outside Urlingford to carry the cup back into the county before later travelling to Thurles where they were greeted by hundred’s of their supporters at the steps of the cathedral. The success of this team has given all GAA people in the county a great lift and we acknowledge the huge amount of work put in by each and every one of the panel of 35 along with a top class management team lead by James Woodlock, who instilled a belief and desire to win into the players that really shone through on Sunday.