Duhallow were pushing up man to man on the kick-outs and but you felt they could have dealt better with St Finbarr’s strategy. Credit St Finbarr’s with Ian Maguire as expected showing great leadership contesting the long ball.
Hickey’s runs down the central channel led to two Duhallow goals but for the remainder of the game, Hickey was unable to win possession in similar positions. He did win possession out wide but he was easier to defend from there.
St Finbarr’s strength was their running game, but Colin Lyons great goal right after half time was created again through a clever kick pass from Michael Shields. It appeared nothing was on but St Finbarr’s were patient and switched possession until an opening appeared and Lyons finished calmly to the net.
Their celebrations no doubt will be very sweet.