Galway’s hopes of ending their seven-year wait for the Killeedy GAA Club All-Ireland Junior B title was denied by the narrowest of margins in Raheenagh on Sunday as Thurles Sarsfields’ fourth team became their first to win national honours.
Seamie Doyle’s 51st minute goal put the Tipperary team back in control after Kilnadeema/Leitrim went three points clear.
Sarsfields led 1-6 to 0-6 at half-time thanks to Pa Crone’s 19th minute goal but 1-3 in three minutes after the break put Joe Kenny’s team in the driving seat.
Liam Kelly tagged over the points but it was Niall Haverty’s goal that seemed destined to end the county’s wait since Ballinderreen’s success in 2011 as Kilnadeema/Leitrim went 1-11 to 1-8 clear with 10 minutes remaining.
But Doyle’s major 60 seconds late arrested control back for the Munster outfit and they finished with Matthew Kelly and Matthew Fogarty to go one ahead before Kilnadeema/Leitrim missed a late chance to equalise.
— CBS Thurles – An Edmund Rice School (@cbsthurles) February 18, 2018