Late drama as Inagh/Kilnamona move into first Clare SHC final

October 30, 2021

Inagh/Kilnamona goalkeeper Patrick Kelly

Inagh/Kilnamona are a win away from landing their first Clare senior hurling championship title after battling past Éire Óg with a 1-17 to 0-17 victory in Ennis today.

Shane McInerney’s first-half goal proved pivotal for the victors as it helped them to stay on level terms throughout an airtight first-half and they’d do enough in the second-half to win out by three.

McInerney’s volleyed strike came on 14 minutes and helped Inagh/Kilnamona go in level at the break (1-9 to 0-12).

Points either side of the second water break had the victors two up with all little over 10 minutes to go and, while Shane O’Donnell brought it back within one, it simply wasn’t to be for Éire Óg on this occasion.

When 2013 All-Ireland final hero O’Donnell was fouled for a penalty in injury-time it was his former Banner team mate Patrick Kelly that came up trumps with the big save off Danny Russell's strike as Inagh/Kilnamona advanced to their first county senior final.

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