Park-Ratheniska end the hurt as JHC is secured

Park Ratheniska cruised to their first ‘A’ hurling championship title in 17 years, as a superb team performance saw them completely outclass favourites Borris-Kilcotton in a disappointing Sparrow Insurance Junior A Hurling final at O’Moore Park on Saturday evening.

Park Ratheniska cruised to their first ‘A’ hurling championship title in 17 years, as a superb team performance saw them completely outclass favourites Borris-Kilcotton in a disappointing Sparrow Insurance Junior A Hurling final at O’Moore Park on Saturday evening.

Park-Ratheniska 2-14

Borris-Kilcotton 0-3

The 17 point winning margin was fully deserved as Borris-Kilcotton crumbled in the face of a Park-Ratheniska onslaught as, from the throw in, they completely dominated the game and hit six points from play in the opening 10 minutes without reply.

By half time they led by 0-8 to 0-1 when really they should have been completely out of sight, and they would have been had they converted all the chances they had created. It was hard to believe that this Borris-Kilcotton team had won the league fixture between the sides and had overcome a fancied Timahoe side in the semi-final.

On they day however they came up against a perfectly primed Park-Ratheniska side who were intent on putting the disappointment of three previous final defeats behind them as they produced their best display of hurling for many, many years.

SEE THIS WEEK’S LEINSTER EXPRESS (October 12) FOR FULL REPORT AND REACTION