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Ulster Council's Support for a Successful Toronto Championship

posted 8 Oct 2011, 13:02 by Unknown user

It gave the Canadian County Board great pleasure to report a very successful Championship Sunday in Toronto. There were three finals - Ladies won by Durham Emmets over St. Mikes on a score of 4-5 (Durham) to 2-10 (St Mikes). A very good final as the score line would testify. 

In the Junior Final, Brampton Roger Casements was just too good and triumphed over St. Mikes 3-12 (Brampton) to 1-9 (St Mikes).

The Senior Final - St. Mikes vs. St Vincent’s...lived up to its billing...it was superb...had everything ...great intensity...great scores...hard but clean football...pure entertainment for the large crowd...and at full time tied - St. Mikes 1- 9 to St. Vincents 2-6.

In extra time St. Mikes pulled away and scored 6 points without reply from a gallant and tired St Vincents team.  A well deserved victory for St. Mikes.

The man in the middle, Antrim's Gregory Walsh, who refereed both mens finals (and 2 semi's the Sunday before) was outstanding in his performance...fair...in control and had the respect of the players and officials alike. He was a tired man Sunday night but the Toronto GAA  thanked him immensely for his contribution in what was judged as the best championship games Toronto has had for many a year.

Gregory was on two radio stations that weekend and he did a grand job of promoting the finals and the important connection between the games here and back home.

No doubt, the big winner was the GAA here in Canada and there is no shadow of a doubt the role the Ulster Provincial Council played this year (and last year) in providing support… for that we are entirely grateful and look forward to next season with confidence.

Brian Farmer

President,  Canadian County Board

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