Photos show a mighty occasion at Freemount GAA celebration function

FREEMOUNT GAA had factor to commemorate historical success on saluting a County Junior B Hurling Championship at a function in the Longcourt hotel, Newcastlewest.

excess of flatware on program verified 2022 was a season to bear in mind culminating in a remarkable success over Randal Óg in the county last much to the pleasure of advocates to enable group captain Shane O’Callaghan accept the flatware.

Freemount club chairman Liam O’Flynn hailed an extremely rewarding day at Pairc Uí Rinn following 5 previous beats in finals over current years.

” We did it the difficult method, seeming on our method, just to yield an objective however reasonable play to the kids on showing the heart, guts and dedication to remove success, no much better male than Jason Ballentyne to get the match winning point”, he stated.

” Everybody is so happy to bring the county title to Freemount, the cravings and dedication of all was fantastic. All credit to the group and management under the assistance of Dermot O’Riordan, Michael Walsh and John O’Flynn”, stated Liam.

The function admired U21 Hurling success with St. Marks and u21 football splendor under the St. Peters banner while the club’s junior c football group were runners approximately Ballyphehane in the county last.

Duhallow Board Secretary Liam Buckley praised Freemount on a remarkable previous year and rewarded on a great accomplishment.

” The hearts dropped after yielding an objective throughout the latter phases just for Freemount to react remarkably. After several years of attempting, Freemount have actually acquired fitting acknowledgment and they can anticipate carrying out at Junior A ranks in Duhallow throughout 2023″, he stated.

An unique event travelled down memory lane on acknowledging a golden age for the club when Freemount landed back to back Duhallow Junior A Hurling League and Championship titles in 1997/98

Freemount had actually withstood a barren run throughout the previous 3 years however the club fortunes took pleasure in a welcome increase thanks to the return of Pat Curtin as group coach, the option considered as a favorable action by group authorities Michael John O’Regan.

” Pat positioned a big focus on physical fitness and together with selectors, the late Denis Carroll and Paddy Larkin, they took pleasure in great success”, he stated.

Success appeared on the field, highlighted by group captains Liam O’Flynn and John Morrissey leading their side to Duhallow JAHC titles over Kilbrin and Banteer. Incidently group mascots Aidan O’Flynn and Jonathan Morrissey played essential functions on Freemount acquiring county awards throughout the summertime of 2022.

Freemount’s magnificence run produced an impression in the county, reaching a last in 1998 just to lose by a 3 point margin to Bride Rovers in a timeless decider. In an efficient age for the club, Freemount included the 1997 Duhallow u21 Hurling Championship title and a Minor group under the St. Marks banner delighted in success in Avondhu.

Plenty of fond memories with gamers from a previous generation and Michael John O’Regan showed souvenirs from a remarkable chapter in the club history.

” Between football and tossing, we had 48 gamers on the panel, simply 4 had smart phones, if they were modifications to components, it was a case of utilizing a landline or getting in contact personally with gamers and management. Thank goodness for the modern What’s App”, he stated.


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