Stradbally have ended Portlaoise's dream of ten in a row with a dramatic late goal by Jody Dillon handing them an incredible one point victory, deep into injury time in the senior football championship. The final score was Stradbally 2-10, Portlaoise 1-12.
Portlaoise led by two points on the 59th minute, courtesy of Stuart Nerney in the 56th minute and Brian Mulligan in the 59th.
The match was a veritable thriller with both sides level at 1-10 apiece with five minutes to go.
Gary Comerford put the ball in the for Stradbally early in the second half.
Stradbally led by two points at half time on a scoreline of 0-9 to 1-4.
Bruno McCormack scored a goal for Portlaoise eight minutes in but bowed out to injury towards the end of the first half, with Adrian Kelly taking his place.
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