Listry Sunday April 26th.
Listry and Firies played out an exciting draw after extra time in this Junior Championship game played in Listry. Listry were most people’s favourite for this but championship is always a different affair and throw in a local derby and it becomes very hard to call. Firies started the better and winning a free from the throw in, Colm O Shea converted and this was followed by another point from a free by Mike Daly. Listry opened their account from a Derry Ahern free on 10 minutes. The game was very close all through with no team going more than 2 points in front. Derry Ahern with 3 further points added to 1 apiece from John Foley and Joseph Clifford completed Listry scores before the break and points from Colm O Shea, Jack Sherwood and Mike Daly left half time scores Listry 0-6 to Firies 0-5. Firies again started the second half the better and Colm O Shea had the sides level after a minute. Listry then went back in front with points from Ronan Buckley and Derry Ahern(2). Firies added points from Pat Brown and Mike Daly. Firies had two chances from 45’s but both went well wide. The score after normal time was 9 points apiece. The game went to extra time and after Firies took the lead with a point from Padraig De Brun Listry were awarded a penalty. Derry Ahren’s effort hit the post and after it crossed the goalmouth it was cleared. Points from Derry Ahern and Kevin Courtney saw Listry lead at half time in extra time 10pts to 9. The game swung from each team during the second half of extra time but after points by Colm O Shea and William Courtney for Firies, it looked like they might hold out but Jimmy O Leary managed to hit the equalizer which sent the game to a replay. Both teams will have thought they could have won this but a draw was probably a fair result.