Shamrocks Ballyhale is 60 minutes away from securing a third Leinster senior club hurling title in a row.
The GAA Young Hurler of the Year Eoin Cody scored a goal in the dying embers of normal time to drag to yesterday’s (Sunday) meeting with St. Rynagh’s into extra time, Shamrocks having to come from behind approaching the final whistle.
The Kilkenny senior champions turned up the heat after the restart to run out 3-24 to 2-18 winners and set up a date with Laois champions Clough Ballacolla this coming Sunday.
Shamrocks’ Joey Holden believes the Kilkenny side showed tremendous heart to get the result over the line.
“They got a second wind and kind of came into it then,” said Joey.
“The sending off kind of helped them but that’s what you get this time of year, but sloppier conditions but it’s about heart and it’s about fight”.
“They showed savage heart and I think we did as well to come back with 14 men and get that equalising goal and a bit of luck involved as well but you get them going along the way”.
The Leinster final takes place this coming Sunday 19 November at 1.15 pm in Croke Park between Ballyhale and Clogh Ballacolla (Laois)