A big Carnmore support turned up to Athenry on the first Sunday in December to support their local heroes. A bitterly cold breeze and wintery showers plus a very heavy pitch prevented a classic.
Carnmore got off to a brilliant start with an early goal but Athenry slowly clawed their way back to lead a half-time by 4 points. The team tried hard the second half but could not break down a strong Athenry defence. This is a very young Carnmore side and their glory day will come soon.
Scores for Carnmore—Peter Fahy 1–0, Michael Killea 0–4, Damien Fahy 0–1, Ronan Walsh 0–1.
On behalf of the Hurling Club I would like to thank our supporters for their loyalty throughout the year. To all the people of the parish who put in such an effort in displaying flags and creating such a great atmosphere. To those who travelled long distances to be with us on the day. I would like to say your efforts were much appreciated.
To our main sponsor Greaney Glass and to all our sponsors on County Final Day, thanks for your genorosity.
Also I would like to thank all team mentors who gave their time to the club during the long campaign.
Congratulations to Athenry and we hope you will do Galway Hurling proud and take the All-Ireland Trophy back across the Shannon once again.
Jackie Beatty, PRO Carnmore H.C.