It looked as if the Swans would have to wait another year to win their first title when a delightful Daniel Kirby goal put Moycarkey seven points clear with 15 minutes remaining.
However, Carrick put in a storming last quarter, aided by the introduction on of Kieran Reide. A great first time shot by Stephen Walsh was saved by 'keeper Shane Barry but the ball was rattled to the net by Reide.
With seven minutes to go both teams had a player sent off but Reide struck over two late points to sent the game to a replay.
Scorers for Moycarkey: B. Moran 0-7 (frees); D. Kirby 1-1; D. Sheppard, C. Cloghessy 0-2 each. Carrick: K. Reide 1-2 (0-1 free); S. Walsh 0-4; P. Diffily (0-1 free), D. Smith 0-2 each; K. Lanigan (65) D. O’Hanlon 0-1 each.
MOYCARKEY BORRIS: S. Barry; P. O’Brien, K. Shorthall, T. Quinn; B. Power, K. Moran, D. Healy; J. Dixon, G. Carey; P. Kelly, B. Moran, D. Sheppard; D. Kirby, B. Hogan, C. Cloghessy. Sub. A. Healy for Hogan.
CARRICK SWANS: A. Waters; S. Hahessy, P. Lanigan, D. Kelly; D. Fahy, K. Lanigan, A. Walsh; J. Gibbs, D. O’Hanlon; D. Kavanagh, D. Smith, S. Walsh; D. Reide, W. Murphy, P. Diffily. Subs. K. Reide for D. Reide; W. O’Neill for P. Difily.