The game got off to a lively start with the Boherbue full forward Denis McCarthy scoring 3 points in quick succession. This was answered in turn by a goal from Ian Flanagan of Newmarket. After this blistering start the game continued as a well contested affair with scores from both teams. Newmarket giving away a lot of frees in front of goals assisting the Boherbue effort, an Alan Forde goal before half time made sure that the Newmarket team finished the first half ahead by 3 points 2-5 to 0-8.
The second half got of to a disastrous start for Newmarket as Boherbue quickly closed the deficit from a few basic defensive errors and then went ahead. Boherbue continued on gaining confidence and went ahead by 4 points at one stage. After about 20 Minutes Conor Cronin scored a goal clawing back the Boherbue lead to a single point, setting the game up for a thrilling finale. Thereafter it was point for point with Boherbue coming out as winner by a point. Full time score Newmarket 3-09 to 1-16 Boherbue.
It would have been very hard to pick a winner and Newmarket may feel they deserved a draw. Ultimately, however, there can only be one winner. Overall the game was the winner as it was high scoring, no dirty play and a very exciting finish with great effort and endeavour shown by all participants.
|Darren O’Keeffe||Brendan Stack||Liam O’Callaghan|
|Andy Twomey||Danny Allen||T.J. Brosnan|
|Ian Flanagan (1-2)||Conor Cronin (1-1)|
|Jonathan O’Connor (0-2)||Bryan O’Connell (0-3 2F)||Timmy O’Keeffe|
|Nicky Barrett||Alan Forde (1-0)||Eddie Allen (0-1)|
|SUBS: David Quinlan for Nicky Barrett 50 min|