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Kilbrittain's late, late show books South West JAFC final spot

August 7th, 2017 10:49 AM

By Kieran McCarthy

St Mary's Jack Hurley is challenged by Kilbrittain's Ivan Burke during the Rowa/Rowex Pharma JAFC semi-final at Timoleague on Sunday evening.

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TWO INJURY-TIME goals helped Kilbrittain pull off a major shock in the Rowa/Rowex Pharma South West JAFC.

Last year's county junior B football champions stunned St Mary's with their late, late show that saw them turn a five-point gap heading into injury time into an amazing one-point semi-final win, 2-12 to 2-11, as first Josh O'Donovan, and then former Cork star Owen Sexton both hit the back of the net for Kilbrittain.

It was an incredible turnaround for Kilbrittain who after a poor start trailed 1-3 to 0-0, Brian McCarthy scoring an early goal for Mary's.

Noel Griffin's Kilbrittain then hit eight points in a row, Declan Harrington leading the way, and they led by 0-8 to 1-4 at the break.

St Mary's, favourites heading into the game, took control in the second half and with Chris Daly, who finished with 1-7, goaling and adding numerous frees, they were in control as the game moved into injury time.

But then Josh O'Donovan and Owen Sexton goaled to send Kilbrittain into their first South West JAFC final since 1993.

They will face either Kilmacabea or St Oliver Plunkett's in the final – they meet in the second semi-final next Saturday in Clonakilty.

DON'T MISS THURSAY'S SOUTHERN STAR FOR THE FULL REPORT AND REACTION FROM KILBRITTAIN'S BIG WIN.




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