Band of Brothers beat Canty in hurling rematch

After a narrow defeat last year, Queenstown's Band of Brothers staged an epic comeback over Canterbury to win their South Island hurling derby on Saturday.

Hundreds of people turned out to Queenstown's Recreation Ground to watch the battle, a rematch of last year's first hurling game in the resort.

Band of Brothers' Conor Wheeler (front) is pictured getting the better of Canterbury's Willie...
Band of Brothers' Conor Wheeler (front) is pictured getting the better of Canterbury's Willie Morrissey. PHOTO: JAMES ALLAN PHOTOGRAPHY

After a strong first half, the Queenstowners let the Cantabrians back into the match before a late spree of points got them home.

The final score was 3-20 to Queenstown, 3-16 to the visitors.

The match also served as a fundraiser for HeartKids and Harry's Heroes.

Organiser and Band of Brothers player Declan Malone said it was hoped to turn the annual fixture into hurling's version of State of Origin.

 

 

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