Kil­te­gan had to dig deep to see off de­ter­mined Ti­na­hely

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and Subs Adrian Fo­ley and Derek Daly cut the deficit be­fore the third of the Kil­te­gan subs Rory Finn lev­eled the game for the first time in the 48th minute. Ti­na­hely had de­fended well up to that but were los­ing mid­field to an in-form John Paul Dal­ton and the hard graft­ing John O’Toole and were mak­ing no head­way against a Kil­te­gan de­fence that had stepped up their game.

Still Dave Dil­lon and the ever im­prov­ing Brian Walsh were winning their share of the pos­ses­sion and Paul Ho­gan was hav­ing a great game at the cen­tre of the de­fence.

Derek Daly gave Kil­te­gan the lead for the first time with ten min­utes to go; Seanie Fur­long had a mighty point from out near the side line.

The cap­tain, Jacko Dal­ton, set up Jim Bob for the clinch­ing goal with five min­utes to go.

What, you may well ask was the usu­ally ‘stay at home’ cor­ner back do­ing on the edge of the other square?.

Most likely he was trail­ing Alan Nolan who was find­ing that he had to drop back deep in his own de­fence to get any pos­ses­sion.

Seanie Fur­long and Derek Daly closed the scor­ing with late points.

Ti­na­hely got just one point in the sec­ond half, Damien Cullen send­ing over in the sev­enth minute. It was three subs, just back from Aus­tralia, Adrian Fo­ley, Derek Daly and Rory Finn that turned the game for Kil­te­gan. Daly roasted the Ti­na­hely de­fence, scored five good points and gave Seanie Fur­long the sort of sup­port he was lack­ing all year.

Adrian Fo­ley and Rory Finn took up rov­ing roles but also got on the score Board and without doubt they will be a big boost to the Cham­pi­ons in their clash with St Pa­trick’s in the semi-fi­nal

Ti­na­hely turned in a spir­ited dis­play all through and had Kil­te­gan and their sup­port­ers wor­ried for a long time. Over all they led for close on 50 min­utes be­fore be­ing out­gunned in the clos­ing stage.

Young Wil­lie Dil­lon did very well on Seanie Fur­long; Paul Ho­gan is de­vel­op­ing into a fine cen­tre half back; De­clan Caulfield is de­vel­op­ing into a very good at­tack­ing wing back.

Kil­te­gan's John Paul Dal­ton bursts past Brian Walsh. of Ti­na­hely.

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