Thursday 15 November 2018

Doherty goal denies battling Clonkill

Ballyboden St Enda's 2-25 Clonkill 2-19

Brendan Murtagh snatched an equaliser four minutes into added time. (Stock picture)
Brendan Murtagh snatched an equaliser four minutes into added time. (Stock picture)

Michael Verney

Ballyboden overcame the absence of goalkeeper Gary Maguire, who was retrospectively suspended for an incident in the county final, to beat Clonkill in a thriller at Parnell Park, where Paul Doherty's extra-time goal proved decisive.

After Clonkill had drawn level thanks to a goal from Luke Loughlin, Niall McMorrow scored what seemed certain to be the winner only for Brendan Murtagh to snatch an equaliser four minutes into added time.

SCORERS - Ballyboden St Enda's: P Ryan 0-15 (12f, 3 '65), P Doherty 1-2, N Ryan 1-1, C Keaney, A Mellett 0-2 each, N McMorrow, J Roche, S O'Connor 0-1 each. Clonkill: B Murtagh 0-11 (7f), L Loughlin 1-2, E Price 0-4, N Mitchel 1-0, A Price, M Keegan 0-1 each

BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S - C O'Donoghue; D Curran, L Corcoran, J Madden; S Durkin, S Lambert, D O'Connor; S O'Connor, F McGarry; C Keaney, C Dooley, N Ryan; A Mellett, C McCormack, P Ryan. Subs: C Basquel for McCormack (44), P Doherty for Dooley (52), N McMorrow for McGarry (52), J Roche for N Ryan (61), N Ryan for Basquel (70), C O'Neill for S O'Connor (72), M Travers for Lambert (82).

CLONKILL - A Mitchell; D Egerton, J Kenny, M McGrath; A McGrath, P Dowdall, L Dolan; S Power, C Austin; L Loughlin, M Keegan, A Dowdall; A Price, E Price, B Murtagh. Subs: N Mitchell for Folan (10 inj), J Smyth for A Dowdall (45), A Dowdall for A Price (61), J O'Brien for M McGrath (74), J Fagan for Power (74). REF - D Hughes (Carlow)

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