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Down SHC: Ballycran and Portaferry confirm their final spots

Pádraig Ó Meiscill
Down Senior Hurling Championship: Bredagh 1-20 Ballycran 3-20; Portaferry 2-19 Ballygalget 2-14 BALLYCRAN and defending champions Portaferry both confirmed their places in the Down Senior Hurling Championship final yesterday thanks to wins over Bredagh and Balygalget, respectively.

O'Donovan Rossa - through the eyes of the Murphy clan

Brendan Crossan
"But that just makes you more determined every single time you go out on that pitch, every time you walk into the gym or every time you lift up a hurl. There needs to be a purpose and my daddy and Seany had a purpose, they had a philosophy and they wanted Rossa to be back at the pinnacle of Antrim senior hurling and hopefully bigger stages. We are where we are today because of Colly Murphy and Seany Shannon."   A couple of days after their semi-final win over Cushendall, the Murphys landed at The Dub for a training session. “Before we got out of the car, my daddy turned the radio down and just said: ‘Before we start training, I just want to say how proud I am of the three of you and how you all played in the semi-final.’” Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh sí - Praise the youth and they will flourish. This is just a small stretch of road O'Donovan Rossa has travelled. Through the eyes of the Murphy clan. Living their best lives…