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Kiladangan set the terms which Nenagh couldn’t match

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 1:10pm

Story by Shane Brophy
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Kiladangan set the terms which Nenagh couldn’t match

GOAL - Billy Seymour scores a goal despite the attentions of Shane Hennessy. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Kiladangan set the terms which Nenagh couldn’t match

GOAL - Billy Seymour scores a goal despite the attentions of Shane Hennessy. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Kiladangan 3-18

Nenagh Eire Og 4-10

 

Five points may have been the final margin but Kiladangan’s win over Nenagh Eire Og in progressing to another North Tipp Senior Hurling final is even more comfortable than the final scoreline suggests.

Only three late goals put a gloss on the final scoreline from a Nenagh point of view who were outfought and outplayed for much of the game, as Kiladangan played the conditions much better as their hopes of regaining the Frank McGrath Cup remain very much alive.

With the tight confines of Kenyon Park made even more so by the slippery conditions on Saturday, workrate and drive were going to be key and certainly Kildangan brought that, learning most from the drawn game six weeks previous.

Over the eighty minutes on July 27th, Kiladangan conceded a whopping 49 scoring chances, but on this occasion, it fell to just twenty as they cut down the space the Nenagh forwards in particular like to work in. You couldn’t say any of the Nenagh forwards carried a real threat throughout although Kiladangan will wonder how after such a dominant performance, they still conceded four goals.

Admittedly, three of them came in injury time when the game was well won, leading by ten points at one stage, but the manner in which they conceded two of the goals to Paddy Murphy and Jake Morris when they switched off will help focus the minds going forward.

 

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