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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Gardiner buries Borris hopes with pivotal goal

Banagher Col 4-22
Borris VS 3-16
(After extra-time)

There was drama galore last night as Banagher College needed extra-time to see off Borris in the Leinster VS SHC semi-final.

Both sides played their part in a fine encounter, with Banagher's Trevor Moran firing over 14 points and Borris man Martin Kavanagh hitting 2-10.

Banagher looked to have sealed the deal in normal time, but a Kavanagh goal at the death sent the tie to extra-time. But Sean Gardiner hit an extra-time goal and Banagher never looked back.

It was a fiery encounter, featuring seven yellow cards. Pat Camon was excellent for Banagher at centre-back, with Joe O'Connor superb at midfield.

Tempers flared late on with players and subs piling in to a fight. When the dust settled, Banagher emerged as deserving winners.

Scorers -- Banagher College: T Moran 0-14 (13f), D Dwane 1-3, E Mannion 1-2, S Gardiner 1-1, J O'Connor 1-0, R Wynne 0-2.

Borris: M Kavanagh 2-10 (1-8f), M Grady 1-0, R Smithers 0-2, B Tracey, A Nolan, B Nolan, J Morris 0-1 each.

Banagher College -- C Clancy; C Daly, S Lyons, M Maloney; D Hopkins, P Camon, S Gardiner; J O'Connor, D Smith; A Camon, R Wynne, J Lewis; E Mannion, T Moran, D Dwane. Subs: N Wynne for Camon (45), M Coughlan for Smith (46), J Hynes for Malony (50), D Flynn for S Gardiner (59)).

Borris -- B Tracey; S Doyle, P Doyle, M Malone; D Dalton, A Nolan, J Kelly; M Kavanagh, R Smithers; B Noland, P Fortune, J Murphy; E Foley, J Morris, T Huff. Subs: M Grady for Foley (23).

Irish Independent

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