Kilkenny SHC final: Brilliant 'Boro best in goal scoring feast
DICKSBORO 4-15, JAMES STEPHENS 4-10
John Knox 29 Oct 2017
Unbeaten Dicksboro ran up their tenth successive win of the season in thrilling fashion when roaring to victory in a high scoring Kilkenny senior hurling championship final at Nowlan Park today.
After a goal scoring feast in the first half when the teams shared equally in six goals and both 'keepers brought off terrific saves, the action eased somewhat afterwards as Dicksboro maintained their grip on things before claiming their fifth championship success.
Dicksboro 1-15, James Stephens 1-13
James Stephens were left scratching their heads after this one!
They played well, employing good tactics and using the ball intelligently. They led most of the way, yet they still lost.
BARROW RANGERS 4-20, JAMES STEPHENS 0-5
Barrow Rangers qualified to meet Dicksboro in the J.J. Kavanagh & Sons North Under-21 A Hurling Championship following a comprehensive victory over a very poor James Stephen’s side at Bennettsbridge on Saturday last.
A story as old as the druids in a dark beleaguered Nowlan Park where Henry Shefflin's refrigerated nerve earned Ballyhale an injury-time reprieve against city boys James Stephens.
Remarkably, both minor and senior finals ended in draws on a day when the granite will, that defines Kilkenny hurling found epic expression in the tempest.
Erin’s Own off the mark a massive winning effort
Erin’s Own 0-15 James Stephens0-13
ERIN’S Own (Castlecomer) claimed their first win in the senior hurling league when they overcame a strong James Stephens side on Friday in the refurbished Polo Grounds in Conahy.