Ladies Intermediate Final 2021 

HANNAH SEXTON VS. CIARA BUCKLEY AT TIMPLEMARTIN ON 25.09.21

Hannah Sexton joins senior ranks in 2022, her winning run intact after a two-bowl intermediate county final victory over Ciara Buckley at Templemartin on Saturday 25th September.

Hannah’s perfectly executed deliveries around and away from ‘Slynne’s corner’ showed her at her best and the power in her bowling enabled her get away with a few tight plays subsequently. Ciara might have taken more than a thirty-metre lead as both took a while to get going on the tough rising surface playing away from the startline at Farranhavane cross.

Hannah led with a fine fourth, but it was her seventh and eighth that catapulted her into a commanding lead that eventually transferred to a bowl advantage after ten. Ciara did well to hold off that deficit beating big shots to ‘O’Riordan’s’. Hannah put the seal on her victory with a sweeping cast around the ‘school-house cross’ and, already the national U18 winner, she goes now in search of an All-Ireland double when she takes on Ulster champion, Sinead Kiernan, in two weeks’ time at Ballyvourney.

Michael Brennan presented the 2020 intermediate champion with the John Harrington Perpetual Cup.

Photos by Gretta Cormican