Stradbally 0-11; The Nire 0-9
This was as good a game of football played not only in this year’s Championship, but over the past decade, as champions Stradbally outfoxed their great rivals from The Nire.
On four occasions in the second half, the sides were all square, and that remained the case with as little as two minutes of the hour left to play.
Shane Walsh from a free, Michael Moore and Martin Walsh handed The Nire a 0-3 to 0-0 advantage at the end of the opening quarter.
And when Craig Guiry got inside the Stradbally defence with 16 minutes played, it looked like the fat lady was about to clear her throat.