Kellys Eye: Point rescues Pearses
A terrific point from Cathal Kelly deep into injury-time earned Padraig Pearses a dramatic 1-13 to 0-16 draw against Four Roads in the Roscommon SHC final.
Four Roads looked certain to win their fifth crown in succession when Brendan Kelly’s 51st minute point pushed them six points clear.
But Pearses responded with Tomás Sweeney’s 52nd minute goal before Kelly’s equaliser.
PÁDRAIG PEARSES:P Dolan; S Naughton, P Finneran, A Naughton; A Sweeney (0-1), A Loughnane, M Mulvey; O Dolan (0-1), C Kelly (0-8, seven frees); JP Dolan, D Loughnane, M Donoghue; T Seale, R Donoghue (0-1), T Sweeney (1-1). Subs: D Mulvey for JP Dolan (42), G Hendricks for R Donoghue (48), C Cogavin (0-1) for Seale (56), R Nolan for Hendricks (57).
FOUR ROADS:D Dowd; D Fallon, M McLoughlin, J Donnelly; S Curley (0-2, frees), C Dowd, E Rogerson; M Kelly, B Donnelly (0-1); E Mulry (0-1), P Kelly (0-2), R Kelly (0-2); E Rogerson (0-7, six frees), J Lawlor, J Coyne (0-1). Subs: D Dolan for McLoughlin (54), B Kelly for Lawlor (57).