Carndonagh CS 1 Midleton CBS 0
Just when the game appeared destined for extra-time, Doherty made a vital intervention to ensure the Donegal school secured their third title in four seasons. It meant it was a very tough week for the East Cork school, as their Harty Cup-winning hurlers were defeated in an All-ireland final two days earlier.
Charlie Whalley - a goalscoring hero in Midleton’s last-four encounter - offered a strong outlet down the left-flank as the tie progressed.
This left Midleton with precious little time to address the balance and their opponents ultimately held out for a narrow win.