GAA results: Colin Fennelly the hero of Cats comeback
Published 23/02/2014 | 15:45
Colin Fennely inspired a spirited Kilkenny comeback with 3-5 from play as the Cats overhaul Tipperary to record a 5-20 to 5-14 win at Nowlan Park.
Tipperary were the better side in the opening half and led by 4-9 to 2-9 at the break thanks to goals from Noel McGrath, Jason Forde and a brace from Seamus Callinan with Colin Fennelly and Henry Shefflin hitting the net for the Cats.
Kilkenny came roaring back into the game in the second half with Fennelly scoring a stunning solo goal to reduce the arrears.
The star men, Callinan and Fennelly, then completed their hat-tricks and the sides were level.
It was nip and tuck up until the 67th minute when Mark Kelly pounced to kick the ball to the net for the Cats with Henry Shefflin's flick between his legs in the build-up drawing gasps from the crowd.
Richie Hogan and Colin Fennelly added further points to give Cody's man a five-point lead before Fennelly left the field to a standing ovation.
Hogan added a late point to give Kilkenny a six-point win.
Dublin bounced back from their hiding at the hands of Galway to beat All-Ireland champions Clare by 2-17 to 0-17 at Parnell Park.
Goals in either half from Conal Keaney and Colm Cronin and nine points from from Alan McCrabbe were enough for Anthony Daly's men.
Pauric Mahony's laser-like accuracy from frees helped Waterford to a 0-22 to 1-13 victory at Walsh Park.
Wexford condemned Offaly to their second successive defeat at Wexford Park while Limerick were far too good for Antrim in Division 1B.
In the Interprovincial football final, Connacht trounced Ulster by 15 points in Tuam to claim the title for the first time since 1969.
Allianz HL Division 1A
Dublin 2-17 Clare 0-17, Parnell Park
Kilkenny 5-20 Tipperary 5-14, Nowlan Park
Waterford 0-22 Galway 1-13, Walsh Park
Allianz HL Division 1B
Wexford 2-19 Offaly 2-13, New Ross
Limerick 3-26 Antrim 0-12, Gaelic Grounds
Allianz HL Division 2A
Kerry 2-24 Kildare 0-13, Abbeydorney
Carlow 2-12 London 0-8, Dr Cullen Park
Westmeath 0-8 Derry 3-11, Cusack Park
Allianz HL Division 2B
Fingal 2-18 Armagh 2-13, Swords
Down 1-15 Wicklow 0-10, Ballycran
Meath 0-12 Mayo 0-7, Trim
Allianz HL Division 3A
Fermanagh v Louth, Brewster Park
Roscommon 1-8 Monaghan 1-12, Woodmount
Longford 3-9 Donegal 1-20, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
Interprovincial SFC final
Connacht 2-19 Ulster 1-7, Tuam
Allianz FL Division 4
London 1-8 Clare 2-14, Ruislip