The last game of the domestic season in Kilkenny proved to be a typically tight affair. Padraic Moylan opened the scoring with a point from play for Dicksboro however what followed was four wides in first 5 minutes.
James Bergin was the only man on Conahy team to get on scoresheet registering three points before the Water Break, where Dicksboro lead by a point.
Eddie Delaney was the first Conahy player not James Bergin to score with a fabulous strike that seemed to inspire the Shamrocks.
Within the space of a couple of minutes Conahy scored two goals. Kieran Mooney and James Bergin dealt a double, turing the game on its head, The ‘boro were surely rueing their nine missed chances.
The game went into half time at half time Conahy Shamrocks 2-6 (12) Dicksboro 0-10(10).
The second half was scrappy but competitive with the Dicksboro looking to get back on level terms. They achieved this feat on the 14th minute of the second half, as Conahy only registered one point in the whole restart.
Dicksboro finally got back ahead right after the water break only for Conahy immediately replying. Padraig Delaney denied Dicksboro a goal chance with ten minutes remaining, knocking it out for a 65 which Davy Ryan converted.
Conahy missed two good chances to draw but instead nearly caught up to Dicksboro on total wides. The Shamrocks registered 14 in total compared to Dicksboro’s 17, with only five minutes left.
However with two minutes remaining both sides were drawn. It looked like with were once again looking at extra time until Conahy had a great goal chance that they failed to convert. Dicksboro went down the other end and could of made it game set and match with a goal but amazingly they just could not. What followed was a flurry of wides from each side.
At full time it was Conahy Shamrocks 2-10 (16) to Dicksboro 0-16(16)
First half in extra time seen Dicksboro pull ahead by two, however Conahy Shamrocks were never far behind. Trailing by a single point James Bergin buried the ball in the back of the net for his second goal. Dicksboro also had an immediate response before hitting another goal chance wide.
Half Time in extra time in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior Hurling Championship Final it was Conahy Shamrocks 3-12 (21) Dicksboro 0-19(19)
Conahy seemed that bit more hungry after the break with Bergin opened up the scoring. The side eventually were separated by four points, and thats the way it ended.
Final score Conahy 3-14 to Dicksboro 0-19 with Simon Callinan receiving the KCLR/Gerry Kelly Taxi Services Man of the Match award.
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