Hard luck to the Millstreet U16 hurlers, who were defeated in the Duhallow U16 League Final where they were defeated by South Kerry 5-14 to 2-13, after extra time.
Match report below from Kerry Coiste na nÓg (The opposite side)
At the end of the first quarter, South Kerry was leading by two points thanks to some accurate shooting by Dave O’Connor and Kevin Sullivan. The teams then exchanged points and it remained level until Millstreet got a goal just before half-time, who then went ahead by 3 at half time 1-5 to 5 points.
In the second half the intensity remained but was trailing by 3 points in the last quarter until Anthony Keogh finally found the Millstreet net with five minutes remaining. Both teams exchanged further points and finished level which forced the game into extra time. At the end of normal time it finished 1-10 apiece.
Extra time followed under floodlights and SK’s Conor Shortall got a superb goal which was followed by points from Kevin Sullivan and Dave O’Connor. Millstreet replied with two points. In the 2nd period of extra time Niall O’Sullivan and Michael Godfrey were introduced both scoring vital goals and set up goals for Kevin Sullivan and Dara O’Keeffe.
Millstreet did reply with a goal and a point but South Kerry withstood the pressure and the final whistle blew. South Kerry was crowned the Duhallow U16 champions for 2009 on the score of 5-14 to 2-13.