It’d be harsh on an excellent Duhallow performance to suggest the club team wanted or needed this more over the hour, but Barrs certainly made it happen with the sort of work ethic and energy all over the field that suggested they weren’t going to be left wondering.
At one point of the first half Ray Keane was shouting on the sideline for midfielder Eoin Comyns to run back and protect his goal from a threatening Duhallow break; the next minute he tore down the centre of the Duhallow defence to set up his No 15 for a goal chance — there was little doubt Steven Sherlock would bury it.
They had that raw willingness to do whatever they had to here so as not to face another heartbreak. The roar at the whistle sounded like an awful lot of pain being belted into the winter air. The Barrs won as they had to.