While Killashee were unquestionably the superior side and were looking in a comfortable position when five points ahead in the closing stages of the game, Young Grattans staged a great comeback to force extra-time. St. Brigid’s regained the upper hand, however, to book their place in the Intermediate Championship decider against Ballymore on Sunday September 25th.
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL - Killashee St Brigid’s 2-14, Young Grattans 1-14
However, Killashee will need to improve on their finishing as they kicked no less than seven wides in the first half when they had the advantage of the stiff wind and had to be content with just a four-point lead at the break (1-6 to 0-5) when they should have been much further ahead.
While Grattans were enjoying a lot more possession, they kicked no less than eight wides in the second half and were still five points behind (2-8 to 1-6) before substitute Peter McKenna gave them a glimmer of hope when shooting over the bar when a goal was on in the 53rd minute.
Another point Grattans point followed and when St. Brigid’s were reduced to 14 men, the Grattans revival gathered momentum. Three more Grattans points saw extra time.
Killashee proved stronger in extra time and booked their place in the final against Ballymore.
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