Sport

Talented Timoleague teen Hannah Sexton to join senior ranks

October 11th, 2021 9:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

2020 county intermediate champion Hannah Sexton pictured with family and supporters after the final at Templemartin. (Photo: Gretta Cormican)

Share this article

HANNAH Sexton will join the road bowling senior ranks in 2022 with her winning run intact after a two-bowl intermediate county final victory over Ciara Buckley at Templemartin.

There will be expectation after Hannah’s exceptional achievements in underage grades, but with her talents spread over many codes, a chance must be given to consolidate at the much more difficult higher level.

Timoleague teen Hannah was given a good test by her North-East rival Ciara Buckley, also a high achiever in youths grades, and for a while in the early stages, the ascendancy was with the Mallow challenger.

Hannah’s perfectly-executed deliveries around and away from ‘Slynne’s corner’ showed her at her best. The power in her bowling enabled her to get away with a few tight plays subsequently.

Ciara might have taken more than a 30-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 shots 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’. Already the national U18 winner, she now goes 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.

Tags used in this article

Share this article


Related content

Subscribe

to our mailing list for the latest news and sport:

Thank You!

You have successfully been subscribed to SouthernStar newsletter!

Form submitting... Thank you for waiting.