BALLYBODEN ST ENDAS 1-14 KILMACUD CROKES 1-13
The Ballyboden St Endas hurling conveyor belt continues to capture county titles after they claimed the (2011) Dublin U21HC A final at OToole Park on Saturday afternoon.
Boden trailed by seven points in normal time but got up off the canvas to force extra-time.
Playing with the wind advantage and with Kevin OLoughlin in excellent form Crokes led 1-7 to 0-3 at the conclusion of the opening half.
Seán McGrath hit the Kilmacud goal in the 25th minute when he arrowed clinically to the net from a tight angle.
Crokes still held a goal advantage in the final minutes before points from Naoise Maguire, Gavin Corrigan and Niall Ryan, three minutes into injury-time, forced extra-time (1-9 to 0-12).
Points from McGrath, Jude Sweeney and OLoughlin saw Crokes enter the break in extra-time, two points to the good, 1-12to 0-13 but two minutes after the break Dean Curran blasted a close range free to the net before a points from Stephen OConnor suddenly saw Boden in front by two.
A late free from OLoughlin was deflected over as Boden held on for victory.
SCORERS Ballyboden St Endas: D Curran 1-2 (1-2f), N Ryan 0-3 (0-2f), N Maguire, G Corrigan 0-2 each, S OConnor, A Jermyn, F McDonagh, N McMorrow, P Docherty 0-1 each. Kilmacud Crokes: K OLoughlin 0-9 (0-5f, 0-1sline, 0-1 65), S McGrath 1-1, N ORiordan, J Sweeney, M Coughlan 0-1 each.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDAS – R Sharkey; A Hand, D Creighan, B McCarthy; J Breen, D Curran, J Desmond; S OConnor, N Maguire; N Ryan, S Keane, A Jermyn; G Corrigan, N McMorrow, F McDonagh. Subs: C Robinson for Hand; P Docherty for Keane; S Jordan for Corrigan; O Cannon for Breen; J Roche for McDonagh.
KILMACUD CROKES – E Dalton; S Murphy, B OCarroll, G McMorrow; N Mulligan, J Doughan, A Carr; D Mulligan, N ORiordan; J Sweeney, M Coughlan, E OByrne; K OLoughlin, B Mulligan, S McGrath. Subs: G Melican for Carr; C Conway for B Mulligan; A Pilkington for OByrne; R Murphy for ORiordan; B Mulligan for Sweeney.
REF – R Fennelly (Trinity Gaels)