A moment later, Deane again had possession centrally and this time Hurley moved into the space left of goal behind his man. Deane found him with a raking pass that landed just the other side of the Limerick number three and with Hurley on the half-turn, already a goal chance before he’d even moved with the ball.
Again you could just see he wanted a goal from way out and that it was going to happen and there were passages of play where Deane looked like a senior player dropped into an U16 game, playing with that kind of physical advantage. He ran down the middle to set up Kerrigan and Mark Collins for scores. He didn’t stop running all night.
The defence wasn’t tested but they were aggressive in attacking ball when they needed to be and won most of any fifty-fifty battles. Flahive and Clancy both won balls from behind their men. Ian Maguire and Killian O’Hanlon worked and worked, Maguire chased a blockdown from way-way back at a meaningless time of the game but it sent a message.