Kilmoyley Are Champions After An Epic Battle

Kilmoyley had 2 of the first 3 points, scores by Daniel Collins and Maurice O’Connor sandwiched by a Colm Harty equaliser. A second Daniel Collins point from a free doubled the Kilmoyley advantage 9 minutes in while Causeway registered some uncharacteristic wides. While scores were at a premium there was a great pace to what was a hugely entertaining encounter. Kilmoyley led 4 points to 3 at the water break.

Kilmoyley tagged on two more points before a Maurice O’Connor goal put them 6 clear

A superb Tadhg Flynn save ensured Causeway didn’t concede a second goal soon afterwards. The sides swapped points to make it 1-7 to 0-4 going into 3 added on minutes. Kilmoyley and Maurice O’Connor netted again to put 9 between the teams

A Kilmoyley point closed out the half scoring. Kilmoyley 2-8 Causeway 0-4

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SECOND HALF

Causeway dominated the opening minutes of the second half, scoring 1-2 without reply-the goal coming from substitute Brandon Barrett

Causeway were relentless, four more points making it a one point game by the 13 minute mark after 13 minutes of the second period; Kilmoyley 2-8 Causeway 1-10. Sub Sean Leahy brought Causeway level just before the second half water break as Kilmoyley failed to register a score in the period.

It was the 20th minute before Kilmoyley registered their first score of the period, a point putting them back in front. They then hit two more points as the pendulum swung once again. Kilmoyley 2-11 Causeway 1-11 with 7 minutes remaining. Causeway hit back with two scores to make it a one point game with 4 to go.

As 3 minutes of added time got underway Daniel Collins doubled the Kilmoyley lead. Causeway hit back again to halve that deficit. A late Causeway effort for the leveller dropped short as Kilmoyley held on to win by the minimum.

Mike O Halloran caught up with Maurice Murnane at full time

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Our match commentator Mike O’Halloran reviews the Final