Keaney relieved to get across the line

December 08, 2019

Eire Og's Ross Dunphy with Conal Keaney of Ballyboden St Endas. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Conal Keaney cut a relieved figure after Ballyboden St Enda's staged a late rally to pip Eire Og in the Leinster club SFC final.

The 2016 All-Ireland champions scored three late points to win by 0-8 to 0-6 in dreadful conditions at MW Hire O'Moore Park.

"We'd a huge breeze there in the second half and we probably thought we would clip a few scores, and they might die-off a little bit," the former Dublin dual star told RTE's Brian Carty. 

"It just didn't happen. With the conditions, the ball was going everywhere. They were tackling really hard. We're just really lucky to get away there today."

Keaney admitted that 'Boden found the Eire Og defence difficult to break down.

"They were really well set-up, and they knew exactly what to do, he continued.

"(They) tried to minimise all our attacks, which was difficult to compete with, even in the second half when we had the bit of a breeze.

"I know they feel a bit aggrieved that they didn't get the draw, or maybe extra-time out of it. But look, we'll take it. It doesn't come around too often."

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