An extremely unfortunate goal three minutes into the first period of extra-time proved the decisive score as Cappincur’s hopes of adding a Leinster title to their county crown were ended by Louth champions St Fechin’s in O’Connor Park last Sunday.
St Fechin’s (Louth) 1-7 (aet)
In a game where both sides struggled to get scores on the board, a goal either way was always likely to settle the tie. Cappincur will look back on this as a game they could easily have won had they been more precise and clinical in the final third.
There was nothing to chose between them outside of the decisive score with neither side managing to take control of the game.
At half-time the sides were locked at three points apiece although both would have felt they could easily have been ahead. Cappincur wasted some very scoreable opportunities, including three frees, while St Fechin’s came perilously close to finding the back of the net late in the half.
The sides were still level at the end of normal time but the crucial match winning goal came for the visitors in injury-time and Cappincur, despite their best efforts, just couldn’t manage to get back on terms.
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