Crosserlough Make Final After Extra-time

Crosserlough are through to the Hotel Kilmore Cavan senior football final following a 2-16 to 16 points win over Castlerahan after extra-time.

A second goal in the second period of extra-time saw Crosserlough finish stronger after the sides were tied at 1-11 to 14 points at the end of normal time.

Castlerahan enjoyed the smallest advantage at the first water break leading by four points to three.

Pauric Smith, Karl Cosgrave (two) Enda Flanagan were all on target for the Ballyjamesduff men while Patrick Lynch (two) and Stephen Smith were on the mark for Crosserlough.

Jimmy Higgins team drew level on the half-hour mark before a pointed free from Karl Cosgrave saw Castlerahan lead by seven points to six at half-time.

Six minutes after the restart, Pierce Smith found the net for Crosserlough opening up a three-point gap.

16 minutes later, parity was restored thanks to three successive scores from Fergal Reilly, Enda Flanagan and Cormac Daly.

Castlerahan responded in style as a super long-range score from Oisin Kiernan saw them lead by two points with six minutes remaining.

A point each from Ryan Galligan and Shane McVeety levelled the scoreboard once more before the sides traded one more point each forcing extra time.

Both teams then slotted over two points each meaning the sides were once again inseparable halfway through extra-time.

A goal from Mark Stuart two minutes after the restart gave Crosserlough the impetus they needed for strong finish as the Kilnaleck side booked their place in the final.