Kilrossanty 2-10; St Olivers 0-15
Extra time was needed to separate Kilrossanty and St Olivers in the Divisional Under 21 ‘B’ Football Championship final.
Little if anything separated the two sides throughout. At half time in normal time, it was St Olivers that lead 0-5 to 0-3. Jim Curran had the Ballinameela-Geraldines combination three points up before James Coade got Kilrossanty’ s first score of the game.
David Walsh put Olivers three points in front once more before Paul Whyte pointed. Stephen Kenefick and Paul Whyte then exchanged points at the end of the first half leaving St Olivers just in front at the interval.
The start of the second period belonged to Kilrossanty as inside eight minutes of the re-start Paul Whyte kicked four points for the winners.
On 42 minutes, Paul Whyte appeared to slip as he attempted to add another point. His effort fell short of goal but Daryl Ryan was on hand to tap the ball to the net with his hand.
Kilrossanty at this stage looked as if they were going to win with ease, but they failed to score for the remainder of the match. Olivers hit back with a brace of points from the impressive Jim Curran before Edward Walsh midway through the second half, and in the closing 10 minutes Curran converted twice from frees to send the game into extra time.
Paul Whyte opened the scoring in the extra 20 minutes, but this was quickly cancelled out with points from Jim Curran before Whyte again levelled the scoring. Brian White ended the first extra half with a point to put Olivers a point to the good.
Jim Curran pointed early in the second extra half before Paudie Barron scored a second Kilrossanty goal midway through the second extra half, with a effort that had ‘keeper Seamus Ronayne rooted to the spot.
Paul Whyte and Jim Curran wrapped up the scoring in this game when they exchanged points inside a minute of each other as time ran out, giving Kilrossanty a hard-earned 2-10 to 0-15 win.
Kilrossanty: N Kennedy; L McDonald, J Collendar M Power; J Coade, N Walsh, J Whyte; T Prendergast, K Delahunty; E Houlihan, W Raher, A Quinn; P Barron, D Ryan, P Whyte. Subs: S Power for Collendar, P Keating for Ryan, D Ryan for Raher.
Scorers: P Whyte 0-9, D Ryan and P Barron 1-0 each, J Coade 0-1.
St Olivers: S Ronayne; T Curran, K O’Sullivan, D O’Brien; C Buckley, J Maher, S O’Brien; D Phelan, B Phelan; S Flavin, S Kenefick, E Walsh; j Curran, K Mernin, D Walsh. . Sub: J Harrington for O’Sullivan.
Scorers: J Curran 0-11, D Walsh, S Kenefick, E Walsh, B Phelan 0-1 each.
Referee: J Condon (An Rinn).