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Super sub Jamie shines as O'Donovan Rossa U21s crowned best in the west

Sunday, 31st March, 2019 8:28pm

Story by Kieran McCarthy
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Super sub Jamie shines as O'Donovan Rossa U21s crowned best in the west

Skibb captain Dylan Hourihane raises the cup.

O’Donovan Rossa 1-9

Dohenys 0-10

SUPER SUB Jamie Hourihane is the toast of Skibbereen after his dramatic injury time goal saw O’Donovan Rossa crowned Carbery U21A football champions on Sunday.

In injury time, and with Dohenys leading by 0-10 to 0-9 at Castlehaven, up popped Hourihane with a 63rd minute winning goal when he palmed the ball into the net after Elliot Connolly’s attempt at a fisted equaliser went across the square.

It’s the first time since 2011 that the Rossas have won this title and what makes this more remarkable is that they were crowned Carbery U21B champions last year, so they’ve won back-to-back titles now at B and A grades.

Dohenys had led 0-7 to 0-5 at the break after kicking the last five points of the first half. Dohenys played well against the wind in the second half but with five minutes left, Skibb drew level, 0-9 apiece.

Then Garreth Crowley handed Dohenys the lead with three minutes left, only for super sub Jamie Hourihane to emerge the Rossas’ hero. Dylan Hourihane finished with six points for the winners.

Don’t miss Thursday’s Southern Star for the best coverage of the Carbery U21A FC final