All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Final: Story Of The Game – The Evening Echo – January 20 2020


Daire Walsh

Rovers couldn’t build on purple patch

Turning point

After Conahy hit four points early on in succession to stretch their lead to six, a determined Rovers fired back with a similar haul. Yet the Kilkenny men subsequently regained the initiative and ensured that Rovers couldn’t build on their most dominant period in the game.

Score of the game

Though it perhaps paled in comparison to the fare served up by Tullaroan and Fr O’Neills in the intermediate decider, some memorable scores were posted over the course of the action. With Rovers struggling to gain a foothold in the play, midfielder Kieran Walsh took matters into his own hands in the 17th-minute by splitting the uprights in magnificent fashion on the right-flank.

Referee watch

It was a relatively quiet night at the office for Dublin-based Sean Stack. He used the advantage rule to good effect on a number of occasions and maintained a firm control throughout.

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