Connacht club JFC final: Fuerty have that bit extra

November 18, 2013

Fuerty's Niall Kilroy.
Fuerty (Roscommon) 0-18
Headford (Galway) 0-12

Fuerty stopped Headford from becoming the third Galway winners in as many years of the Connacht club JFC title thanks to an extra-time victory at Pearse Stadium on Saturday.

Headford looked set to prevail until Niall Keenan's last-gasp equalising point sent the tie to extra-time, and Fuerty never looked back after that.

Fuerty led by 0-3 to 0-1 early on, but five unanswered points saw Headford lead by 0-6 to 0-4 at the interval. Both sides enjoyed spells of dominance in a second half which saw Fuerty hit six points without reply before Headford reeled off five points of their own in a seven-minute period to nudge ahead.

But after Keenan forced extra-time, Fuerty took control with four points in the first period breaking Headford's resistance.

Fuerty - J Fallon; P Neilan, P Kelehan, M Keaveney; S Melia, T Bannon, D Delaney; E Bannon, F Hanlon; N Keenan (0-2), N Kilroy (0-6), P Leahy (0-2); G Ennis (0-8, 5f), G Fallon, R Fallon. Subs: A Moore for M Keaveney, N Connolly for G Fallon, E Whyte for Delaney, M Connaughton for Hanlon, M Keaveney for Melia.

Headford - N Walsh; J Leahy, R O'Toole, F Joyce; P Joyce, K Carey, B Carey; D Bane, E McHugh; N Meenaghan (0-7, 6f), C Sullivan, P Walsh; S Meenaghan (0-5, 1f), A Meenaghan, E Flynn. Subs: A McDonagh for Flynn, E Hannon for Walsh, D Corbett for Bane, D Moran for F Joyce, N Cunningham for Sullivan, P Walsh for A Meenaghan.

Referee - L Devenney.

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