Beaten West finalists Sean Treacys got caught by a late Moyne-Templetuohy rally which yielded three points in the dying minutes to snatch victory 1-14 to 2-10 in a cracking County IHC quarter-final at Drombane on Sunday.
They shared eight points after eighteen minutes and after Jamie O’Toole nudged Treacys ahead in the 19th minute, Paul Shanahan grabbed a goal for them in the 25th minute. Treacys scarcely had time to savour the moment when Diarmuid Fogarty raced through at the other end for a Moyne-Templetuohy goal. Two further Paul Maher frees had the Mid men ahead at the interval 1-6 to 1-5. Dinny Stapleton pointed Treacys into the lead inside a minute but John Hassett and Paul Maher points sent Moyne to the front before Sean Ryan and Dinny Stapleton had further Sean Treacys’ points to level after 8 minutes.
Paul Shanahan had a lucky second goal for Treacys, his shot slipping from Eddie Kelly’s grasp into the Moyne net, but Niall Russell kept Moyne’s focus with a point. Sean Ryan pointed again for Treacys but Paul Maher and Hugh Coghlan fired over for Moyne to leave only a point in it with nine minutes to play. Tom Ryan extended Treacys’ advantage in the 23rd minute but now Moyne put in a final surge.
Sub Martin Kelly pointed twice and in the third minute of injury time Diarmuid Fogarty “hared” down the left wing before clipping over the winning point from a difficult angle.
Key men for Treacys were Sean Kennedy, Sean Hickey, Denis Stapleton, Tom Hickey, Paudie Ryan, and goalscorer Paul Shanahan.
Moyne-Templetuohy – E Kelly; C Ely, J Coghlan, P Meade; R Larkin, T Meade, J Moloney; L Everard, N Russell(0-1); S Everard(0-1), H Coghlan(0-1), J Hassett(0-1); T Hassett(0-1), P Maher(0-6), D Fogarty(1-1); Subs- C Everard for L Everard; J Bergin for S Everard; D Kelly, for Russell; M Kelly(0-2) for P Maher;
Sean Treacys – S Butler; L Nolan, S Kennedy, A O Brien; D Hickey, S Hickey, D Stapleton(0-3); P Ryan(0-1), S Ryan R (0-3); P Shanahan(2-0), T Hickey (0-1), S Kennedy; T Ryan(0-1), O Carr, J O’Toole(0-1) Subs- D Kennedy for Carr; D O’Brien for Nolan;