Cruel loss for Kilburn Gaels

Cruel loss for Kilburn Gaels


O'Donovan Rossa 1-9

Kilburn Gaels 2-3

TWO brilliant Keith Killilea goals weren't enough for Kilburn Gaels, who lost out to Antrim outfit O'Donovan Rossa in the All Ireland Intermediate club hurling final at Croke Park.

Leading 0-4 to 0-2 at half-time O'Donovan Rossa added a goal courtesy of Stephen Beatty, but Kilburn Gaels finished strongly.

Killilea grabbed a brace of goals to ensure there was a dramatic finish, but O'Donovan Rossa bravely held on for victory.

Scorers for O’Donovan Rossa: S Beatty 1-0, G Walsh, 0-3 (1f), Sean Shannon 0-2 (2fs), Stephen Shannon 0-2, (2 ’65’), D Murphy 0-1, M Armstrong 0-1.

Scorers for Kilburn Gaels: K Killilea 2-1, S Lambert 0-1, H Vaughan 0-1.

O'Donovan Rossa: C McDonnell; K McDonnell, E O’Neill, C Orchin; G Walsh, C McClelland, Stephen Shannon; C McElhatton, D Murphy; M Armstrong, C McGuinness, S Beatty; Sean Shannon, T Morgan, A Orchin. Subs: J McGuinness for McElhatton (20), M Turley for McGuinness (33), G Bell for O’Neill (47), C McVeigh for Sean Shannon (54).

Kilburn Gaels: K Finnegan; C Hickey, L Gaule, C McAlinden; N Brophy, B Regan, K Kennedy; H Vaughan, B Kiely; M Duggan, J Egan, S Lambert; P Kennedy, M O’Dwyer, K Killilea. Subs: A Power for Kennedy (28), N McDonnell for Kiely (38).

Referee: T Carroll (Offaly).