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Success on the double for coach Kelly

THREE days of unbridled success for Tony Kelly and for once, he didn’t have to hit a ball, writes Eoin Brennan. Sidelined with injury as he recuperates from ankle surgery that will keep him out of playing action until the New Year, the current All-Star is instead making his mark on the sidelines. Ballyea secured their third ever Senior Hurling title on Sunday before he added a prestigious Dean Ryan Cup to his CV as mentor of St Flannan’s triumphant Under 16.5 side. Having lost provincial Under 15, Dean Ryan and Harty Cup finals during his own St Flannan’s career at the backend of the noughties, Kelly lauded the current crop of young stars for grasping their opportunity with both hands. “It’s a big day. We haven’t been in a Dean Ryan final since 2010 when Shane O’Donnell’s age group won it last. We’ve an exceptional bunch of young lads inside there that are keen to learn and keen to …

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Emphatic finish sees Flannan’s clinch Dean Ryan Cup

Munster Under 16.5A PPS Hurling Championship Final St Flannan’s College 3-16 Ardscoil Rís 0-16 The ‘buzz’ is unquestionably back in St Flannan’s after a masterful finish ensured that they bridging a ten year gap to their last Dean Ryan Cup in TUS Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Wednesday afternoon, writes Eoin Brennan. Two years on from a long-awaited 15 year Harty Cup success in 2020, Munster’s Post-Primary Schools’ roll of honour leaders confirmed the richness of their conveyor belt of emerging talent in what was a novel final against Ardscoil Rís. With 27 of the 26 players on show being Clare natives, it was a noteworthy occasion capped off by a fairytale finish that included clinical goals for chief marksman Oisin Whelan, the lively Luca Cleary and fittingly captain Dylan Keane Hayes to cement St Flannan’s 13th Dean Ryan crown. It was an outcome that certainly didn’t seem likely when trailing a Danny Chaplin (4) and Eoin Begley (2) led Ardscoil …

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