Ballyfin march on to final after IHC thriller

In one of the best games at HQ all summer, Ballyfin scraped past Clonad to advance to their third consecutive Intermediate final where they will hope that they can put the agony of their previous defeats behind them against Borris-Kilcotton in two weeks time.

In one of the best games at HQ all summer, Ballyfin scraped past Clonad to advance to their third consecutive Intermediate final where they will hope that they can put the agony of their previous defeats behind them against Borris-Kilcotton in two weeks time.

Ballyfin 1-19

Clonad 2-14

Both sides enjoyed periods of dominance and either side could have nicked it, but despite going down to fourteen men with ten minutes remaining, Ballyfin had just that little bit more in the tank and it was enough to see them come out on top.

Right from the off the pace of this clash was played at a very high tempo, and Seoirse Conroy’s first-minute goal set the tone for what would be a pulsating encounter.

See this week’s Leinster Express for full report