Munster club SFC: Drom-Broadford shock Nemo to book final spot

November 24, 2008
Drom-Broadford 0-7 Nemo Rangers 0-6 This year's All-Ireland club Senior Football Championship endured its first major shock when minnows Drom-Broadford emerged victorious over seven-time champions Nemo Rangers by a single point in yesterday's Munster semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds. Drom-Broadford, who captured their first Limerick SFC title since 2001 this year, grounded out this much coveted result through possession play and rode their luck at times, with their opponents striking the upright and kicking 14 wides compared to their sole effort that tailed the wrong side of the post for the afternoon. After the first 15 minutes, the two sides were locked at 0-2 apiece and in that time Nemo corner-forward Paul Kerrigan was unlucky to see his attempt at goal brilliantly saved by Eamon Scollard in the Drom-Broadford goal. However, it was the Treaty men that would take the lead in with them at the interval when county senior Sean Buckley completed his hat-trick of points at the half's close for a 0-4 to 0-2 lead. As expected, Nemo came out in the second-half with some readjustments made from their starting 15 and were level at 0-5 apiece by the final quarter Barry O'Driscoll and the unusually quiet James Masters to the fore. After that, it was the underdogs that took the initiative and hit over vital pints from Derry McCarthy and Garrett Noonan heading towards the game's final stages. The Cork kingpins could only muster a single from Kerrigan in reply and would go on to rue their missed chances as Drom-Broadford held out for a memorable victory in the end, which now sees them meet Kilmurry-Ibrickane of Clare in the province's decider.

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