FROM THE ARCHIVES
This week's extract relates to the 1974 County Junior Hurling Final and was printed on the 30th November, 1974.
"Stradbally Win Thriller
Early comers to Dungarvan's Fraher Field on Sunday last were well rewarded when Stradbally and Mount Sion hurlers served up a thrilling hour's play in the county junior(hurling) final.
Stradbally had first use of the near gale-
The first half had been exciting, in truth it was not a patch on the second. From the throw-
Every Stradbally player was a hero on Sunday evening as, above all, this was a team effort in which every player displayed wonderful spirit and no mean hurling skill. With Robin Aherne, Pat Power, Sean Aherne, Richie Dunford and Tom Hearne starring, goalkeeper, Bill Dunford kept his net intact in fine style, fronted by a resolute full line in which Pat Fennell, Joe Power and Tom Hickey battled gamely. Liam Carroll also worked hard in defence and up front Mattie Reilly and Tom Cunningham were seen to good effect and both Joe Curran and Tom Halpin, who were recalled for this decider, showed that they have lost none of their old dash. While Ollie Carroll and substitue Alo Curran also contributed their share.
Scorers Stradbally T. Hearne 0-
Mount Sion F. Walsh 0-
Teams: Stradbally B. Dunford, P. Fennell, J. Power, T. Hickey, L. Carroll, R. Aherne, P. Power, T. Halpin, S. Aherne, R. Dunford, T. Hearne, M. Reilly, O. Carroll, T. Cunningham, J. Curran.
Subs. Alo Curran for O. Carroll.
Mount Sion E. Cleary, T. Keane, J. Butler, T. Cusack, J. Goulding, N. Heffernan, P. Burns, T. Hayes, J. Kelly, P. Meehan, J. O'Connor, B. Frisby, F. Walsh, P. Taylor, T. Sommers.
Subs H. Boyle for B. Frisby, P. Coady for P. Burns, P. Fanning for P. Meehan.
Referee Jimmy O'Gorman (Tourin), who was officially at his first ever county final, came through the test with flying colours."
This article relates to the 1974 Under-
On Sunday last, Stradbally footballers captured the U-
Tramore won the toss and elected to play against a strong wind. A point from Liam Clancy opened the scoring and after this Stradbally piled on the pressure and further points by T. Weldon, Pat Butler and Colm Barnes left the "Reds" in front at halftime. The score was seven points to nil.
Tramore started like a house on fire and pressed for those early scores, but try as they should, they come up against a defence that was like the Rock of Cashel. But it was not until the last fifteen minutes that Tramore started getting those scores, but points by Tony Partridge and a goal from a penalty by John Purcell converted in the 55th minute and, within a minute, Tramore were level with a fine point from Milo Walsh. Just when it seemed that Stradbally were losing their grip, how they reacted with the encouragement from the crowd; and Pat Butler became Stradbally's hero when he pointed that all important point in the very last minute and Stradbally are the U-