A LATE free, three minutes after the allotted amount of injury time, put paid to Fingallians Leinster hopes at Lawless Park on Saturday.
The game which decides who represents Dublin in this year's provincial series had seen Fingallians enjoy a sizeable lead at the break with JM Sheridan sending over a number of points from both play and frees. A well worked team move then saw Eoin Cullen find the back of the net on 20 minutes as the Swords men went in at half time leading 1-7 to 0-3.
And by the 37th minute, Mick Kennedy's men had stretched their lead to nine minutes before Fontenoy's began their comeback with a deflected goal in the 42 minute. Fontenoy's were then to tack on six points without reply by which time Fins had made changes with both Dan Davern and Mattie Lambe introduced up front. Fin's would equalise through Fingal full back, David Markey, but spurned a number of opportunties after that with Lambe coming close to finding the back of the net with a few minutes to go.
Still it looked as if the match would go to a second game when in the 66th minute Fontenoy's were awarded a free which they duly converted to condemn Fingallians to an agonizing defeat.