Castleblayney reached the All-Ireland junior club hurling semi-finals following a 5-24 to 3-18 victory over Sean Treacy’s after extra time at Ruislip.
The sides were tied 3-16 apiece at full-time. The Monaghan champions dominated the remainder of the game to claim a convincing win.
Sean Treacy’s led 1-4 to 0-3 eight minutes into the first half. Fergal Rafter, Leo Maloney and Declan Hughes on target for Castleblayney.
Maloney levelled the game on 18 minutes before four successive points saw Sean Treacy’s lead 1-9 to 0-8 at half-time.
Eoin McHugh’s goal two minutes into the second half pushed Sean Treacy’s eight points clear. Thomas Hughes pulled one back for Castleblayney ten minutes later making it a three-point game.
Tommy McGrath’s replied with a goal for Sean Treacy’s on 45 minutes. Three minutes into stoppage time Liam Galway gave them a six-point lead.
However, Castleblayney were resilient. Leo Maloney and Thomas Hughes adding a goal each deep into injury time, forcing the game to extra-time.
Hughes completed his hat-trick five minutes into extra time. Brian McGuigan added another goal with six minutes remaining as Castleblayney ran out comfortable winners.
Junior Hurling Twinning Final
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