To use the well-worn cliche this match between Kickhams and Rosegreen in the West junior A football championship, played at Golden on Sunday evening, was a game of two halves.
Rosegreen were dominant in the first half, and seemed to have the game wrapped up when they led by 1-7 to 0-6 at the interval.
Kickhams took over in the second half, played out of their skins and transformed the half-time deficit of four points into a full-time margin of victory of five points on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-11.
Kickhams: Daragh Browne (0-1), Danny Carbery, Alan Horgan, Rory Heffernan, Dean Thompson, Derek Breen, Michael Shanahan, Shane Morrissey (0-2), Paul Breen (0-2), Paul O’Dwyer, Jerry Horgan (0-2), Pa O’Brien, Davy Horgan (0-1), Richard Horgan (0-4), David Butler (1-4). Subs: Elliot Thompson, for Danny Carbery, Sean Butler for Pa O’Brien, Killian Loughman for Paul O’Dwyer, Brendan Ryan for Rory Heffernan.
Rosegreen: Keith Phelan, Mike Kelly, Joe Breen, Gary Martin, Vinny Downey, Aidan Lonergan, Mark Harnett, David Breen, Denis Golden, Trevor Downey (0-1), Killian Ryan (1-3), Pa Ryan, Ger O’Connor, Mike Griffin (0-3), Sean Cormack (0-4). Subs: Cormac Ryan for Vinny Downey, Tony Kerwick for Trevor Downey.
Referee: Paddy Russell (Emly).