Kelly: missed chances cost us

January 20, 2020

Borris-Ileigh manager Johnny Kelly. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Borris-Ileigh manager Johnny Kelly felt his side's poor convertion cost them victory in yesterday's All-Ireland club SHC final.

While their wides count was the same as Ballyhale's (eight), the Tipperary champions dropped seven frees short and Brendan Maher also hit the post from a free.

“At the end of the day, it wasn’t so much the wide count or the free count, it was those efforts that dropped short or maybe taken from long distance," Kelly said in the Irish Daily Star.

“On the flip-side of that, Ballyhale were so efficient, probably had a few wides but really were very clinical on the ball and finished well. It’s an area that did cost us.”

Kelly was delighted with the performance of his namesake Jerry, who scored seven points from full forward.

"He's been very good for us all year, a young fella, 20 years of age, very strong," the manager continued.

"He comes from a great hurling family and has a great pedigree, he put in a great shift for us, particularly in the first half."

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