In the latest round of the Senior Hurling County Championship Murroe Boher took on great rivals Ahane in Caherconlish in what was a crucial game for both sides as we enter the final stages of the group games. The game played on the day also doubled up as the East Senior Cup Final so the carrot of a trophy was there for both sides. The conditions were difficult for good hurling with a strong breeze blowing down the field which Ahane had to their backs in the first half. Our lads were defending with great heart and repelled all that Ahane were throwing at them with Seamus Hickey, Diarmuid Byrnes and John O Connor all dominating their men. Ahane with the aid of that strong breeze put over a few scores mainly coming from Mike Carr from placed balls before they struck for a goal coming from Tom Morrissey but it didn’t affect our boys who kept the score board ticking over themselves with scores coming from Seanie Tobin both from frees and from play to leave the score at half time Ahane 1-9 Murroe Boher 0-6. At half time our lads could feel confident of pulling back that lead especially considering the strength of the wind at their backs for the second half and they took to the task well with quick points from Conor Byrnes and Seanie Tobin. Ahane were defending in numbers and keeping thing very tight but further scores from Seanie and his brother Pat who had entered the fray brought the defecit down to two as we heading for the 60 min mark. It was looking like a goal would be the only thing to grab victory from Ahane and then up steps Paudie Mc Namara who had been creating havoc on the edge of the square to bang home the crucial goal to send the big Murroe Boher crowd into delerium. The referee indicated six minutes of injury time to the disbelief of everyone but the boys battled hard and when Willie Tobin grabbed an effort from Ahane from under the bar it looked like it would be our day and it proved so when Seanie tapped over the insurance score from a free with the last puck. It was a great victory for our lads who had a tough start to the year but thing are hopefully coming together at the right time and with a outside chance of a quarter final the carrott for the boys in the final round against Effin we will all look forward to the next few weeks.