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Twitter Reacts As Cuala Top Ballyea To Win First All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Title

Dalkey club Cuala claimed their first ever All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling title on Friday at Croke Park, as they ran out comfortable winners over Clare champions Ballyea, who had also been hoping to take possession of the Tommy Moore Cup for the first time in their history.

Three minutes into the game, Niall Deasy knocked over a point from a free to give Ballyea the lead, but a David Treacy score six minutes later brought Cuala back to even terms. Ballyea would never regain the lead. Another Treacy point a minute or so later was soon followed by the final’s opening goal, scored by Cuala’s Colm Cronin.

By half-time, six points separated the sides.

Though they battled on admirably, Ballyea never really looked like catching their Dublin rivals. A goal in the 52nd minute gave the men from the ‘Banner County’ some hope, even though they were still five points adrift after the aforementioned Deasy found the net. However, those hopes were swiftly dashed just moments later, when Jake Malone scored Cuala’s second goal.

In the end, Cuala’s winning margin was twelve points. It finished Cuala 2-19 Ballyea 1-10.

Not only did Cuala claim their first title, they also became the first team from Dublin to win the All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship.

Here is how the hurling Twitterverse reacted to the result…

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