Fullen Gaels 1-8
KILKENNY’S BENNETTSBRIDGE RAN out comfortable winners in this afternoon’s AIB All-Ireland junior hurling club championship final at Croke Park.
The result continues the dominance enjoyed by Kilkenny clubs in this grade as Bennettsbridge became the sixth club from the county to lift this trophy.
The defeat meant further heartbreak for Fullen Gaels as the Manchester-based club lost the final at this grade two years ago against Thomastown of Kilkenny.
Bennettsbridge laid the foundations for their success in the opening period as they went into a 3-11 to 0-6 lead at the break. Brian Lannon netted in the 11th minute before Liam Blanchfield raised a green flag in the 21st minute and finally Hugh O’Neill grabbed a goal in the 28th minute.
O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim) 1-9
Kilburn Gaels (London) 2-3