The scenes in Newbridge as the biggest hit and hope ever knocks Moorefield out 1 month ago

The scenes in Newbridge as the biggest hit and hope ever knocks Moorefield out

There were shades of Brian Corcoran circa. 2004 in last Sunday's Carlow senior hurling final as, having dropped to his knees, Mount Leinster Rangers forward Jon Nolan stuck one straight over the bar.

It was a tremendous piece of skill from the corner forward who, after being taken out of it by his marker, used the advantage to good effect by scoring one of the points of the half. Indeed, both Nolans were influential in bringing the title back to Mount Leinster with brothers Jon and Chris combining to score 0-12 from play between them in their win over St Mullin's.


Up the road in Kildare, there were some thrilling scenes as underdogs Round Towers came from behind to knock kingpins Moorefield out of the championship with a last minute goal. In what was a momentous night for the club, as well as leaving a potential relegation dogfight behind them, they booked their spot in the quarter finals of the senior championship thanks to Max Byrne's heroics.

The excitement, the drama, the scenes - that was five minutes into injury time and you really do love to see it.

Down the country, Robbie O'Flynn lit up Páirc Uí Chaoimh scoring 3-3 in Érin's Own's thrill-a-minute clash with St Finbarr's. The Cork senior was in unstoppable form, with his stunner of a second half goal dragging his club back into the game.


Meanwhile in Wexford, former Wexford Youths footballer Ricky Fox put in one of the performances of the weekend in scoring 1-2 for the Rapparees in their county senior hurling final win. Fox was the stand-out player as the Rapps out-classed St Anne's to win their first hurling title in 43 years.


Club GAA season is here. Let's soak it in.