HL2B: Hoban denies Fingal at the death
February 17, 2014
Mayo's Stephen Hoban
Stephen Hoban hit 2-3 as Mayo narrowly overcame the challenge of Fingal at the Centre of Excellence in Bekan.
The Dublin side looked set to claim the two points on offer when leading by the narrowest of margins entering injury-time but there was still time for Fergal Boland to level matters and Hoban to send over the winning point.
Fingal led by 2-7 to 1-6 at the interval thanks to goals from Kevin O'Flynn and John Martin Sheridan.
A third green flag from Colm Foley put them in pole position but Mayo reeled them in to register an opening round victory.
Mayo - D O'Brien; A Brennan, A Connolly, B Hunt; K Kiely, P O'Flynn, P Barrett; G Nolan, C Charlton; F Boland (0-4), S Hoban (2-3), B Higgins; K Feeney (0-5f), D McDonnell (0-1), C Freeman. Sub: K McDermott for Nolan.
Fingal - C Harford; N Feeney, D Butterly, A Morris; N Ring, R Sheridan, A Kirwan; D Hattie (0-1), R McGarry; N Kidd (0-1), K O'Flynn (1-0), D Smyth (0-1); C Foley (1-2), A Richardson, J M Sheridan (1-4, 0-3f, 0-1'65). Subs: I Kenny for Kirwin, P Graves for Smyth, P Daly for Richardson, B Kelly for Kirwan.
Referee - J Keane.
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