St Mullins 2-16
Goals from Paddy Boland and John Doyle proved crucial as St Mullins got the better of Ballinkillen in an epic semi-final encounter at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday.
Maurice Aylward’s side will now face Bagenalstown Gaels in next Sunday’s decider following their victory over Mount Leinster Rangers in the first game of the day.
St Mullins got off to the perfect start with Boland pouncing on a loose ball before making no mistake with the finish to the back of the net.
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Both sides exchanged points throughout the first half but when Doyle grabbed the second goal of the game it looked as though there was no way back for Eoin Larkin’s men.
They did respond with a number of points from Craig Wall and an additional time goal from Wall gave the 2020 finalists a one-point lead with three minutes remaining.
The 2019 champions responded with a wonderful score from Jack Kavanagh before Conor Keogh restored their lead.
That was a lead that they would never relinquish as they secured their place in the decider.