Ardrahan GAA Club hosted  The Inaugural Barney Winston U11 Hurling Tournament on Saturday 17th August in Ardrahan GAA Grounds.
The tournament was made up of 4 Galway and 4 Clare clubs and divided into 2 groups as follows:
         Group 1                                     Group 2
        Gort                                              Ardrahan
        Clonlara                                        Doora Barefield
        Leitrim-Kilnadeema                   Michael Cusacks
        Clooney Quin                              Tubber Crusheen
The first game was Clooney Quin V Leitrim-Kilnadeema.It was a close game in the first half leading by 2-1 to 0-5.In the second half  Clooney Quin were the more dominant team finishing the game out 3-8 to 0-6. This win set Clooney Quin up to play Clonlara who had beaten Gort.This was a tremendous match with both teams giving it their all.The game was level going into the last few minutes but Clonlara finished strongly on a score of 5-9 to 4-6.This defeat knocked our boys out of the Cup Final.
Finishing second in your group meant Clooney Quin V Ardrahan would contest The B Final.This was another great match from two very even teams.The game finished level at full time 2-9 to 3-6.Extra time was needed to settle this game and after 5 minutes all was level again.Both teams  never gave up till the end but eventually our boys won by a single point on a score of 3-11 to 4-7.
This was great preparation for the upcoming U11 Hurling league.In our group this year are as follows:Doora Barefield,Clonlara,Eire Og,
Ogonnelloe Scariff and Sixmilebridge.
The tournament was eagerly awaited by our boys.Everyone of our boys played well and were a credit to their county,club and family.
Well done everyone.
Thanks to Ardrahan for the invite and hospitality shown to us on the day.A super days hurling.