Stephen Quirke’s 62nd minute goal saw St Rynagh's snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Coolderry in this afternoon’s Offaly senior hurling championship final.
It finished 1-11 to 0-12 at O’Connor Park, Tullamore, where Quirke drove in the winning goal after a massive scramble in the Coolderry square in the dying stages.
After St Rynagh’s had led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the interval, it was their opponents that picked up momentum to move 0-9 to 0-8 in front minutes after the second water break.
They’d even up their advantage to three with five minutes to go and looked to have one hand on the trophy despite late points from Paul and Stephen Quirke.
However, the latter would have what proved to be the final say for Ken Hogan’s men in injury-time as captain Conor Clancy collected his club’s third successive Seán Robbins Cup.
Congratulations to @strynaghs.@MolloyPrecast Offaly Senior Hurling Champions for 2021.— Official Offaly GAA (@Offaly_GAA) November 21, 2021
Team captain Conor Clancy has received the Cup from County Board Chairman Michael Duignan with Vincent Molloy, representing the sponsors pic.twitter.com/H7MizXUq2g