Lixnaw boss Thomas Fitzmaurice shuffled his deck following the throw in, while Ballyduff's PJ O'Gorman left the team as it was in the programme.Pat Corridan, sensibly, moved to full-back. Raymond Galvin moved to corner-back while Maurice Corrian and Declan McCarthy moved to the halfback line. Those moves worked out really well for Fitzmaurice as Lixnaw's defence was solid all the way though. Ballyduff however got their match ups just right with Paud Costello getting the better of John Griffin in the engine room. Ballyduff dominated the puckouts and as a result had the platform for victory.