Wednesday 22 November 2017

O'Loughlin strikes to secure replay

Ardscoil Rs 2-8 Nenagh CBS 1-11

CHAMPIONS Ardscoil Rís got out of jail yesterday as injury-time points from Jack Kelleher and sub Micheál O'Loughlin secured a semi-final replay against Nenagh.

The two sides will meet again at Sean Treacy Park tomorrow week.

Entering stoppage-time, Nenagh looked on course for a first final appearance since 1997 before Limerick's Ardscoil Rís, chasing a third successive Harty crown, hit back with a late revival.

Ardscoil held a slender lead (2-3 to 1-5) at the break before Nenagh kicked on in the second half to lead going into the closing minutes.

However, Kelleher shot over in the first minute of stoppage-time, before O'Loughlin drilled over the equaliser.

Scorers -- Ardscoil Rís: J Shanahan 1-2 (1-0 pen, 0-2f), L O'Brien 1-0, J Kelleher 0-2, J Hannon, R Lynch, K O'Brien, M O'Loughlin 0-1 each. Nenagh CBS: J Forde 0-7 (5f, 2 '65s), S O'Brien 1-1, T Gallagher 0-2, P Fogarty 0-1.

ARDSCOIL RÍS -- D Dempsey; R Kirby, PJ Hall, K McNamara; E Fitzgerald, B O'Connell, S Fitzgerald; J Shanahan, J Hannon; W O'Donoghue, R Lynch, J Kelleher; L O'Brien, K O'Brien, C Lynch. Subs: M O'Loughlin for O'Donoghue (45), M Foley for L O'Brien (60).

NENAGH CBS -- W Power; D Quinn, J Flaherty, S Cleary; E Hynes, J Peters, K Gleeson; J Loughnane, T Gallagher; C Delaney, J Forde, S O'Brien; P Shanahan, P Fogarty, J Mackey. Subs: S Geaney for Mackey (37), K Gubbins for Gleeson (44).

Ref -- D Copps (Cork).

Irish Independent

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