A late goal from Kinsale substitute, Dan Williams broke Killumney hearts in the Mossie Linnane Cup Final at Turners Cross, last Friday evening.
The two sides showcased a terrific final for the large attendance that travelled to support the teams. In the opening exchanges, both sides looked well for the final and there was very little between the teams in the first half. In the twelfth minute, Kinsale got the opener from Sean Lyons. Terence Eade picked up the ball on the right, swung it in the box for Jeremy Donovan, who cushioned the header across for Lyons and he headed home from a few yards.
Killumney were not to be brushed aside in this final and they were by far the better team in the second half but too many chances from Dorgan, Kenny, Duff and McNamara went by without being finished. Kinsale were under pressure but man of the match performance by defender Eamon Jones, ensured a clean sheet for Kinsale.
As Killumney failed to deliver an equaliser, time was running out and with minutes to go, Kinsale sub, Dan Williams guaranteed the victory after his longrange effort from at least 20 yards out was driven in top corner.
KINSALE: Brendan Hurley, Michael Barrett, Shane Scanlon, Terence Eade, Eamon Jones, Daniel Searls, Jeremy O'Donovan, Derek McCarthy, Sean Lyons, Alan Jeffers, Peter Fitzgearld Subs: Vincent Hurley for Shane Scanlon
KILLUMNEY: Anthony Sheehan, Dave O'Callaghan, Jason Duff, Aaron Kearney, Kieran O'Driscoll, Eamon McNamara, Kieran Joyce, Dave McCarthy, Lloyd Dorgan, John Slattery, Dave Kenny Subs: Niall Allen for John Slattery, Dave Bowen for Kieran O'Driscoll, Robin Renwick for Daniel Searls, Dan Williams for Alan Jeffers
REFEREE: Pat Murphy