5 August 2010 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Inniskeen wrote a whole new chapter in their illustrious history when they took the club’s first ever senior hurling championship title on Sunday last, defeating Castleblayney in a highly exciting contest in Aughnamullen.

Fortune favours the brave is an adage that is often quoted in such circumstances and Inniskeen proved both its worth and its truth with a scintillating second half performance and a storming finish that ultimately clinched the title.

The victory sees this group of players achieve another notable first for the club in that quite a number of them were involved a few years back when Inniskeen took a first ever All Ireland club football championship title to the county when they won the intermediate series out right and the fact that they have now made the breakthrough in hurling signals a whole new era for the famed Grattans.

Inniskeen’s most famous son, Patrick Kavanagh who penned some immortal lines on the arts of gaelic football in his iconic piece “Gut Ur Man” would certainly have been inspired to pen further thoughts by this current generation of Grattans players, whose claim to fame now will be “Aw you must remember, weren’t you playing that day”. In that same piece he offered the opinion that “all sporting subjects are superficial and the emotion is a momentary puff of gas” but then he wasn’t writing after witnessing the history making achievements of his fellow parishioners in Aughnamullen on Sunday evening last.

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