Blacks and Whites (KK) 2-20 St Finbarr’s 1-9
Naomh Fionnbarra Leinster JHC journey game to a halt in their semi-final on Sunday when losing in Skeoughvosteen to Kilkenny junior champions, Blacks and Whites by 2-20 to 1-9.
An early scoring blitz from Paul Murphy, Tom Moloney, Peter Cleere and Niall Kennedy put Blacks and Whites in a position of authority they never surrendered and despite a spirited fightback led by Ger Dodrill, the Barr’s found themselves numerically behind in the 19th minute when Stephen Costello was sent off.
Tommy Farrell hit the Kilkenny side’s first goal in the 23rd minute and the impressive Kennedy hit the last four points of the half as they worked a 1-11 to 0-2 lead.
Niall Paget grabbed Fionbarra’s goal early in the second half but a second from Farrell killed the game and completed a clean sweep of Leinster club titles for Kilkenny teams in 2009.