Rackard League Report

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Wexford was the venue for the 2014/2015 final of the cumin na mbunscoil b final between Ferns and Castlebridge.

The Castlebridge team was made up of boys who play with the Shelmalier club and represented the schools of Screen, Castlebridge and Curracloe. The boys were very well prepared under Miss Amanda Bolger a major driving force behind the hurling. The game was a cracker with a display of class hurling, hooking, blocking and a spirit which could not be broken. The game itself had everything   And in fairness to a very good ferns side never threw the kitchen sink at Castlebridge. The first fifteen minutes were very close with the scores even at 0.04 pts each, a switch in personnel then proved very fruitful Aodhan Byrne went back to man the defence and Tiernan Malone moved to midfield  where himself and Cian Doyle  began to get on top.in this period to half time Castlebridge  added 1.04 without reply. Paul Hearne was chief scorer with 0.06 Aodhan scored a point Joe Devereux got a great goal, Sean Cullen scored a wonder point from the side-line. Ben made a brilliant save in that first half with the backs defending like demons. The score at half time was 1.08 to 0.04. Castlebridge were unlucky also to lose Conor Roche to injury but his replacement played the game of his life. Ferns now with wind advantage piled on the pressure and little by little began to reel in Castlebridge. Paul Hearne scores a point to steady the ship. The last ten minutes was frantic with the halfback line of Ryan, Tiernan and Mark majestic. The full back line of Robbie, David and Sean Og defended as if their lives depended on it. The man between the sticks had a mighty game and try as ferns   Did they could never get there. Thomas   Aaron Corey and Barry when called upon played their part also.in the dying moments Castlebridge had a goal disallowed which didn’t matter in the end with Castlebridge winning on a score line of 1.09 to 1.08 .The scenes of joy and emotion were brilliant and the boys deserve huge credit doing what the girls had done two days earlier making it a famous double. The boys and girls now look forward to a celebration night where they will receive that valued and elusive Nicky Rackard medal. This win makes up for all the many finals that have been lost over the years and it’s now look forward to next year to do it all again. Pics to follow.