Main player Shaun Keane had an outstanding game on Saturday and his performance was certainly one that ensured that the Tom Naughton Cup would return to the Killarney club for another year.
Keane won an amount of possession and drove his team forward at times when matters threatened to be going the way of Austin Stacks. The midfielder also chipped in with two valuable points and was deservedly named as man of the match.
Without doubt super sub Tom Slattery's goal finally set Legion on the road to victory. The goal, in the eighth minute of extra time killed Austin Stacks' momentum and put the eventual winners 1-13 to 1-10 ahead. The goal itself was the product of a fine move involving a number of Legion attackers and Slattery's finish was a fitting end result to that decisive move.
How slim the margin between victory and defeat. Legion were marginally the better side for much of this contest but found themselves staring defeat in the face with regular time almost up. In a lastgasp throw of the dice, Padraig Lucey ventured forward as David O'Sullivan prepared to take a long-range free. O'Sullivan's kick dropped short, however the lofty midfielder managed to fist the ball over the bar to send the match into extra time.
Seamus Mulvihill had a mixed performance. At times, he was overly fussy, at others he let what seemed blatant frees go unpunished. The game was not a difficult one to referee, with little in the way of deliberate fouling or cynical play. In saying all that, the St Senan's match official did not get any major decision incorrect nor did any decision have a direct bearing on the outcome of the game.