Deag Ahearne Cup

The inaugural Deag Ahearne tournament took place last Saturday in John F. Kennedy Park, Knockanore, between Shamrocks and Erin’s Own, from Waterford. The cup was presented by the Ahearne family in memory of a great Shamrocks man, Deag Ahearne, and fittingly we were treated to a very enjoyable game of hurling which was eventually won by the Shamrocks. Very appropriately it was presented to Shamrock’s captain, Jason Ahearne, who happens to be Deag’s grandson, and Shane Roche was awarded the man of the match award. Vice-Chairman James Tobin welcomed Erin’s Own to Knockanore, and he said it was appropriate that they should be invited to play as they also played an exhibition match against Blackrock of Cork the day the pitch was opened over sixty years ago. Earlier our u-14 Cois Bhride hurlers defeated Fr. O’ Neills in the annual Tobin Cup, once again we were treated to a great match. So a proud and successful day’s hurling in Knockanore last Saturday.

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