The Clare champions overcame Glen Rovers of Cork today
Tony Kelly pointed the way to glory for Ballyea today to help them secure their first ever senior provincial title.
The Clare attacker hit five from play against Glen Rovers, who fought back from a nine-point deficit in the second half. But despite two early goals after the restart, the Cork champions couldn't bridge the gap enough to edge them in front at the final whistle in Semple Stadium.
The black and amber jersey bringing the best out of Tony Kelly 👏😏 #we'lltakehim— Richie Hogan (@richiehogan8) November 20, 2016
Tony Kelly is on a different planet of hurling on this form. Unbelievable to watch 👏👏 #TheToughest— Kieran Joyce (@joycek87) November 20, 2016
Tony Kelly has played in 6 Munster finals and won 6 what a record #gaa— Pappy bowe (@pappybowe) November 20, 2016
Today's 1-21 to 2-10 victory marks a clean sweep of historical achievements for Ballyea in 2016. After claiming their first senior county title, they progressed to get a major scalp over Thurles Sarsfields in the Munster semi-final to book a place in their first senior provincial decider.
Image: Ballyea manager Robbie Hogan watches on.
Image: Ballyea and Glen Rovers players battle for possession.
Image: Tony Kelly scored five points today
Gearoid O’Connell and Patrick Horgan tussle for possession.