Barrow Rngs 1-16
Naomh Eoin 3-9
Barrow Rangers held on for a one point win over Naomh Eoin in a highly entertaining Kilkenny junior hurling league final at Tom Walsh Park yesterday evening.
Barrow Rngs made all the early running with Cathal Kenny and Ciaran Doyle picking off some excellent points and when Martin Bambrick goaled it opened up a seven point lead.
Naomh Eoin battled back with scores from Paraic Nolan, Cathal Tracey and Dwaine Kavanagh and a John Michael Nolan goal reduced the lead to four points at the break, Barrow Rngs 1-9, Naomh Eoin 1-5.
Rngs lost star player Cathal Kenny with a shoulder injury midway through the first half.
Two goals from Dwaine Kavanagh, and Kevin Foley saw Naomh Eoin go two points clear twelve minutes in to the last period and from there to the end it was end to end hurling as Barrow Rngs upped the tempo.
Ciaran Doyle and Keith Flavin traded points with Paraic Nolan and Cillian McCabe before Richie Doyle who was goal keeper up to this came outfield to score the equalizer and his brother Ciaran sent over a ’65 to give Barrow Rngs a one point lead.
Naomh Eoin pressed hard but missed the chances to send the game to extra time.
This was Barrow Rngs first time to win the Henneberry Cup