History made as late King rally wins it for Rathdowney-Errill

Rathdowney-Errill made club history on Sunday afternoon as they produced a gutsy second half performance to win a first ever game in the Leinster club SHC.

Rathdowney-Errill made club history on Sunday afternoon as they produced a gutsy second half performance to win a first ever game in the Leinster club SHC.

AIB Leinster Club SHC

Rathdowney-Errill 1-12

Clonkill (Westmeath) 0-12

Frankie McGrath’s side threw away a three point half-time lead in the space of seven minutes, and with all the momentum with Clonkill, they showed remarkable character to battle back. A goal after 39 minutes restored their confidence, and as both sides went point for point in the second half it was Rathdowney-Errill who came up with the winning scores, thanks to Ross King.

The hero of the two county finals hit the last three points of the game to edge Rathdowney-Errill home, but they had to withstand a late siege from Clonkill. The Westmeath champions tried desperately to grab the goal which would earn them a draw, but Rathdowney-Errill defended for their lives and were eventually rewarded with a priceless victory.

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See this Tuesday’s Leinster Express for full report