Just look at the picture above, no doubt those youngsters making up the front line of the photo will be striving to be the ones to bring St. Mullins to more senior success in the next decade. it is what GAA is all about, creating memories that live forever, and then the thirst to create more.
It was a hectic first half as St. Mullins and Bagenalstown Gaels went head to head on Sunday for the Carlow Senior Hurling Championship, with St. Mullins leading at halftime from 1-12 to 8 points.
Bagenalstown failed to come out of the blocks in the second half and it finished 2-22 to 11 points
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22-Year-old Jason O’Neill scored 2-06 for St.Mullins on the day with both goals coming in each half. The first came from Philip Connors carrying the ball down the left wing before putting it in for O’Neill to run onto it. Almost like a volley with his stick, a tennis strike if you will, O’Neill got the first goal of the county final.
Speaking to Scoreline Jason credited a bit of good fortune for his first goal.
“I have to take a bit of luck on the first one. The second bounced by lovely and just landed in hand, and there was only one place I was putting it then. “
“It is brilliant, this is what I dreamed of as a young lad. Every other young lad dreams of it too. We are thankful to be here and thankful to have the cup.”
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Due to the win St. Mullins move onto Leinster, with their last provincial game occurring when they went up against Shamrocks, they ended up losing out that day in a thrilling final.
“We will knuckle down again and give it a good craic. it was one of the best experiences I have ever played hurling.”
After all, questions were put to Jason, he finished off with a question of his own for the captain Michael Walsh;
“Are you buying the first one, ya are?”
Listen back to the full interview along with Michael Walsh’s reply to Jason’s question below on Scoreline Extra