Waterford SFC final: Hurney inspires 'Courty

21 October 2013

Ballinacourty's Gary Hurney. INPHO
Ballinacourty 0-12
Stradbally 0-5

Ballinacourty lifted their sixth Conway Cup after overcoming arch rivals Stradbally by seven points in a stormy final at Fraher Field.

County star Gary Hurney produced a man of the match performance as the winners recovered from John Hurney's dismissal before half-time to run out convincing winners. Ballinacourty's superiority was reflected in the fact that they had eight different scorers compared to Stradbally's three.

The sides were level on 0-3 apiece before points from James O'Mahoney and Richie Foley (two) gave the winners a 0-6 to 0-3 interval lead. Despite being reduced to 14 players, Ballinacourty extended their advantage after the restart through points from Mark Fives, Gary Hurney, Michael O'Halloran, Mark Ferncombe and John Power.

Stradbally's misery was complete when Paddy Kiely was sent off with 10 minutes remaining.

Ballinacourty - S Enright; D Collins, S O'Hare, B Looby; C Moloney, S Briggs, R Foley (0-2); J Hurney, G Hurney (0-2, 1f); M Ferncombe (0-1), M Fives (0-2), J O'Mahoney (0-1); J O'Brien, P Hurney (0-1), M O'Halloran (0-2, 1f). Subs: S Donovan for O'Brien, J Power (0-1) for O'Mahoney, G Breen for Collins, M Gorman for O'Halloran, P Lynch for Moloney.

Stradbally - O Costelloe; P Doyle, S Lannon, A Doyle; K Lawlor, E Rockett, T Grey; M Walsh, S Ahearne (0-2f); J Coffey, P Kiely (0-1), T Connors; D Grey (0-2), R Ahearne, G Power. Subs: K Coffey for A Doyle, A Doyle for P Doyle, J Mullaney for Power, L Casey for Lawlor, T Curran for Connors.

Referee - J Condon.