Borris Ileigh faced defeat in All-Ireland club final

Photo Stephen Gleeson

The All-Ireland Club final proved a bridge too far for Borris Ileigh yesterday.

Having won the Tipp and Munster titles, the North Tipp side went into the decider in Croke Park as underdogs.

However, they proved a tough challenge for defending champions Ballyhale Shamrocks – eventually going down 18 points to 15.

Borris manager Johnny Kelly was full of praise for his men and vowed that they’d be back.