It was with great pride and pleasure that we welcomed the victorious Ballyduff Minor Hurlers to Sliabh a’ Mhadra today. This talented group of hurlers defeated Ballyheigue in the County Minor Hurling Championship on Saturday last in a hard fought contest. It was Ballyduff’s first win since 2003.

Nine of the team are past pupils of Sliabh a’ Mhadra and we were delighted to have seven of them back in school today. “The Boys from Ballyduff” was sung with great passion and pride by everyone. The players also got a chance to have photos taken with their family members – special memories to have.

We also congratulate their mentors – John Hennessy, William Quinlan, Jerry Moriarty and Patrick Quinlan. It is a fantastic achievement and a great lift for the parish! Well done to all.

Past pupils – Adam Segal, Jack Enright, Kevin Goulding, Darragh Quinlan, Aodhán Curley, JP O’Carroll and Tommy O’Grady