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GALLERY: Take a step back to the 2016 SHC Final Replay between Borris-Kilcotton and Rathdowney-Errill

Greg Mulhall

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Greg Mulhall

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greg.mulhall@leinsterexpress.ie

*Our Senior hurling final coverage is in association with Clement Herron Real Estate

 

Not for the first or last time, a dramatic Ross King equaliser saw Rathdowney-Errill and Borris-Kilcotton finish level at 2-26 apiece in one of the greatest ever hurling games played in the county.

Rathdowney-Errill denied Borris-Kilcotton a maiden title when they recovered from two points down in injury time to rescue a draw. Neil Foyle's goal in the 45th minute had put Borris-Kilcotton five ahead at the time, but a rising tide of Rathdowney-Errill pressure eventually told, and the teams had to do it all over again two weeks later.

After the epic drawn game, there was huge anticipation around the county for this game, as could be seen by the massive crowd which flooded into O'Moore Park. It was unlikely the replay would match the quality of that drawn game, but it was still an enthralling encounter from the first minute to the last.

In the end, Borris-Kilcotton made history at O'Moore Park as they claimed their first ever Laois SHC title thanks to a hard-earned five point win over Rathdowney-Errill.

Alf Harvey was the man behind the lens for the Leinster Express, and as always he captured the atmosphere perfectly.

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