No Joy for Freshers in Mallow after fierce contest.

The All-Ireland Freshers Hurling title was won by UL in Mallow in extra-time yesterday but only after a tremendous display of courage from a UCC side that looked dead and buried on numerous occasions. They trailed by 1-9 to 0-5 at half-time and still trailed by 3 points with 5 minutes remaining. With powerful performances from Patrick Curran, Dara Walsh and Kevin Kenny UCC managed to force the game to extra-time ran out of steam as UL finished as 6 point winners. In the B final, UCC were beaten by 4 points by WIT. Both these squads showed tremendous dedication and unity throughout the year so the future of UCC hurling is in good hands.