Munster Club Hurling: Ballygunner v Borris/Ileigh

Ballygunner and Borris-Ileigh supporters will make the trip to Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday. This promises to be an exciting Munster Club Hurling Final.

Throw in time

Firstly, the game is live on TG4 at 2pm on Sunday afternoon. Ballygunner have a very proud history. They haven’t lost a championship game in Waterford since 2014. Since then they have won every county final. Their last Munster Championship Club Final win came in 2018 when they beat Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh 2-14 to 2-08. Ballygunner beat Sixmilebridge in the semi-final stages 1-21 to 0-12.

Borris Ileigh won their first title in 33 years with a three point win over Kiladanagan.They then went on to beat Glen Rovers in the semi-finals. They have in total won 7 county titles. Incidentally, the last time they won the county title 1986. They also went on to win the Munster title.

Ballygunner have some formidable players in which new manager Liam Cahill who was appointed in late September will be keen to see. Dessie Hutchinson, Paraic Mahony, Philip Mahony and Barry Coughlan to name a few. Borris Ileigh have 2019 All-Ireland winner Brendan Maher in their ranks.  Conor Kenny, Paddy Stapleton and Kevin Maher are also in the side.

Team News

BALLYGUNNER: Stephen O’Keeffe; Billy O’Keeffe, Ian Kenny, Eddie Hayden; Shane O’Sullivan, Philip Mahony, Barry Coughlan; Conor Sheahan, Paddy Leavy; Barry O’Sullivan, Pauric Mahony, Michael Mahony; Tim O’Sullivan, Peter Hogan, Dessie Hutchinson

Borris-Ileigh: J McCormack; S Burke, P Stapleton, L Ryan; S McCormack (Joint-Capt), B Maher, R McCormack; T Ryan, D McCormack; C Kenny (Joint-Capt), Kieran Maher, J Kelly; Kevin Maher, N Kenny, J JD Devaney

Betting

Incidentally, Ballygunner are 1/3 favourites to win a third Munster title. In contrast, their opponents are 3/1 outsiders. Furthermore, with that in mind consider backing Ballygunner -4 at 10/11.

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