IN PICTURES: Ballyea hurlers create more history after landing first ever Munster senior club hurling title

The Clare champions overcame Glen Rovers of Cork today

BY Sinéad Farrell 15:44 Sunday 20 November 2016, 15:44 20 Nov 2016

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Tony Kelly pointed the way to glory for Ballyea today to help them secure their first ever senior provincial title.

The Clare attacker hit five from play against Glen Rovers, who fought back from a nine-point deficit in the second half. But despite two early goals after the restart, the Cork champions couldn't bridge the gap enough to edge them in front at the final whistle in Semple Stadium.

Today's 1-21 to 2-10 victory marks a clean sweep of historical achievements for Ballyea in 2016. After claiming their first senior county title, they progressed to get a major scalp over Thurles Sarsfields in the Munster semi-final to book a place in their first senior provincial decider.

Image: Ballyea manager Robbie Hogan watches on.

Image: Ballyea and Glen Rovers players battle for possession.

Image: Tony Kelly scored five points today

Gearoid O’Connell and Patrick Horgan  tussle for possession.


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