BG-kidsHurling-mad Ballygunner boys Kevin Mahoney, Tadhg Foley (centre) and Patrick Fitzgerald pictured at last Saturday evening’s captivating ESB Munster Minor Championship semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The never-say-die Déise side twice pulled a draw from the jaws of defeat, scoring a last-gasp goal to force extra time and coming back from three points down in the additional period to take the homesters to a replay back in Waterford.

Tuning into the C103fm commentary online, the pitch of the accents increased as the visitors, out on their feet, simply refused to yield and they could even have nicked it given the rickety Rebel rearguard.

‘Take two’ has been fixed for Wednesday week in Walsh Park which is just four days before the final against Clare, already pencilled in as the curtain-raiser to the senior decider between Waterford and Cork in Thurles. A huge ask, even for manager Jimmy Meaney’s bravehearts.

| Photo: Michael Kiely