Kingston’s key contribution wasn’t setting up the goal. It arrived in the 71st minute. The sub, along with Lehane, raced back faster than The Flash to hook Seadna Morey as he wound up to split the posts.
The cut and thrust of traditional Munster hurling was lacking until the first goal midway through the second half, but an exciting finale and a five-point win were nothing to sniff at. For the U17s they survived the nightmare concession of three first-half but when the game was on the line stepped up to the plate.
At times, the senior game mixed the magical and maddening.
The return of Alan Cadogan would be a boost but even if he doesn’t make it, Tim O’Mahony could be a serious addition.