Inniskeen edge Carrickmacross to claim hurling shield

August 06, 2019

Inniskeen 2-11
Carrickmacross HC 2-10

Two points in the third minute of stoppage time saw Inniskeen come back from being a point in arrears to snatching victory by the narrowest of margins in the senior hurling shield final that was played in greasy conditions in Clontibret on Monday afternoon.

This was a contest that really only caught fire for a time in the latter stages as earlier on the fare on offer was far from heart stopping as a younger, sharper. Carrickmacross looked to have the edge and the credentials to progress, but a more experienced Inniskeen always kept in touch.

Carrickmacross led at half-time by 1-5 to 1-4 with the best Inniskeen could manage in that first half being level twice. Inniskeen took the lead for the first time in the ninth minute of the second-half and it was a fairly nip and tuck affair from there to the finish, with the teams exchanging scores regularly and goals playing a vital part. Carrickmacross looked to have done enough, leading by a point a minute into stoppage time, but Inniskeen struck late to snatch a valuable victory.

Teams and Scorers: Carrickmacross HC: Cathal Swinburn, Gary Capaldi, Ciaran Guinan, Stephen Corrigan, Jamie Guinan, Jamie Gartlan, Ryan Nelson, Ciaran Slevin, Nathan Farrell, Steven McKenna, Jason O’Rourke 1-1, Patrick Mitchell, Patrick Bermingham 1-1, Luke McKenna 0-7 (4f), Oran Kiernan 0-1. Subs: Eamonn Collins for S McKenna.

Inniskeen: Kevin Crawley, Paddy Dooley, Conor Gernon, Padraig Garland, Dylan Mulholland, Martin Murphy, Niall Butler 0-2, Gavin Dooley, Padraic McGahon 1-5 (6f), Gerard Ruddy, Trevor Hilliard 0-1, Brian McCabe, Jamie Dooley, Tadhg Campbell 1-2, David McGahon 0-1. Subs: PJ Boyle for G Ruddy, Gareth Quinn for B McCabe.

Referee: Jason McAndrew (Monaghan Harps HC).

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