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The Heath crowned U14 All-Ireland champions in emphatic fashion

The Heath under 14 rounders boys team travelled to Mallow on Saturday morning in a bid for All-Ireland glory, which they did so in emphatic fashion.

The Heath boys put in a faultless display all day by winning all of their matches and became Feile Na nGael for the second time in its three year history.

The Heath started their day by playing Na Fianna from Dublin. The Heath couldn’t of gotten off to a better start running in 3 home runs leaving a young Na Fianna team too much to do.

The Heath closed out the game and got their first win of the day with a 17-0 victory.

Up next was a tricky assignment against Breaffy of Mayo. Breaffy looked like they were going to topple The Heath going into a 10-0 lead but The Heath weren’t fazed by this.

More homeruns from Aaron Keane and Patrick O Callaghan lead the fightback and went into the lead 26-7

Great fielding from captain Pj Larkin combined with Kurt Kavanagh on first base to get Breaffy out and booked their place in the quarter final.

The Heath now faced Breachmahaigh of Mayo. This was a tight a fair from the start. Once again The Heath looked in trouble, needing three to win with having one person out.

Tony Walsh hit the winning runs and now set up a semi final clash which was a repeat of last years final, where The Heath met old foes Emo.

Aaron Keane and Pj Larkin once again lead the way for The Heath with inspirational performances helping The Heath knock out the defending champions and progressed to The All-Ireland final where they played Emo of Laois.

The final produced great rounders from both teams. Emo went into the lead 3-2 and were looking good. The Heath then found another gear and produced champion winning form. The Heath went into the lead by 7-3 coming into the last innings.

Aiden Grace of The Heath sealed the win which a magnificent catch outfield which sparked jubilant celebrations from players, coaches and spectators.

Many thanks to Jamie Dowling who sent in this great report.

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