Kerry SHC final: Conway comes to Lixnaw's rescue

08 October 2017

Lixnaw and Kerry star Shane Conway.

The 2017 Kerry SHC final between Ballyduff and Lixnaw has ended in stalemate.

Shane Conway came to Lixnaw's rescue with a point via a sideline in the second minute of stoppage time and the two sides must meet again to decide who will be crowned champions.

The Austin Stack Park scoreboard read Lixnaw 1-18, Ballyduff 2-15 at the end of a keenly contested decider.

The sides were also level at the halfway stage on 1-8 apiece after Conway and Padraig Boyle (penalty) exchanged goals.

Boyle bagged his second three point four minutes after the resumption while Jack Goulding's 54th minute point parachuted Ballyduff into a 2-15 to 1-15 lead.

That proved to be their last score, however, and Conway hit three points without reply to force a replay which is scheduled to be played next Sunday at the same venue.

Ballyduff - PJ O'Gorman; A O'Connor, P O'Grady, C Kearney; D Goulding, P Costello, E Ross; D O'Carroll, A O'Carroll; P O'Carroll, A Boyle, J O'Sullivan (0-1); P Boyle (2-11, 1-0pen, 0-4f, 0-1'65), M Boyle (0-1), J Goulding (0-2). Subs: L Boyle for P O'Carroll, G O'Brien for A Boyle, T Slattery for J O'Sullivan, A Boyle for L Boyle.

Lixnaw - M Stackpoole; D McCarthy, P Corridan, G Stackpoole; B Brosnan (0-1f), S Power, C O'Keeffe; J Griffin (0-1), B McAuliffe (0-1); J Buckley (0-1), R Heffernan, R Galvin (0-1); J McKenna (0-1), M Conway (0-2), S Conway (1-10, 0-5f, 0-1'65, 0-1sl). Subs: D Shanahan for G Stackpoole, J Wallace for R Heffernan, J Flaherty for R Galvin, C Sheehy for J McKenna.

Referee - J Murphy.