County title for Barefield hurlers
The Barefield National School Boys team have had a very successful year in hurling. They were winners of the Clare I.N.T.O. 7-a-side competition which involves all schools in the county. This competition took place in Clare in May and the 11 a-side team have now added to the trophy list by winning the 11 aside competition last week in Cusack Park in a thrilling game with Kilnamona N.S.
Teams beaten on the way to the final were Ruan and Flagmount. They also won a thrilling semi- final versus Broadford. The final score in the final was 4:9 to 5:3.The panel on the day consisted of Eoin Barrett, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Stephen Knox, Conor Breathnach, Luke Carmody, Darragh O’ Shea, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Adam Mungaven, Niall O’ Regan, Conor Kearns and Eoghan Thynne. Subs; Brendan Cleland, James Whelan, Aidan Cleland, Eoin Corbett, Ronan Collins, Fionn Mulqueen, Dylan Nolan, Shane Whelan, Nathan Mangan, Alex Burns, Ross Mc Donnell, Padraig Geraghty, Ciarán O’ Halloran, JJ Baker, Michael Galbraith, Patrick McDonagh and Tommy Galbraith .It was an outstanding game with the lead changing again and again before the Barefield boys snatched victory in the dying moments. The team reached the final of the 11 aside competition last year also but were beaten by Kilmaley. Congratulations to club hurlers Luke Carmody and Darragh O’ Shea who have been chosen to represent the school in the INTO games at half time in the All Ireland Hurling semi –finals. Conor Kearns has been chosen for Clare Primary Game trials. The boys trained very hard throughout the year with Mr. Murray.
The girls also reached the county final in Cusack park following a busy year.On May 17th the girls from 4th, 5th and 6th classes travelled to Clooney for the camogie competition and were victorious against Crusheen and Kilnaboy. Their third match of the day against Inch was a very close encounter and ended all square at one goal each. In their final match of the day, the Barefield girls beat Clooney which saw them progress to the semi-final against Clonmoney N.S. on the 25th of May. On this day in Newmarket in searing heat, the teams were very closely matched and it remained a scoreless affair until late in the second half when a well executed Barefield goal broke the deadlock. Barefield’s perseverance paid off and the game ended soon after on a scoreline of one goal to nil in their favour. The girls were delighted to progress to the county final against Ogonnelloe N.S providing the opposition.The game was still drawn after extra time and will be replayed shortly. The girls have represented their school very well in camogie and have trained hard under teacher Sarah Eyres throughout the year with the great assistance of Seán Duggan.
The winning team!