Extra-time failed to separate the pair in a tense All-Ireland Club JFC semi-final at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe yesterday.
Rock, looking for their first All-Ireland JFC final appearance since they lost to Cork’s Canovee in 2008, played with the breeze in the first-half and led 1-4 to 0-3 at the interval. The game’s only goal came from Eamon Ward. That strike, added to an earlier score from Conor McCreesh, came before Tom McGoldrick got Brosna on the scoreboard after seven minutes.
Brothers James and Conor McCreesh had the final say of the first-half with points and the Tyrone men led by four.
McGoldrick came to the Kerry side’s rescue in the second-half – he kicked Brosna’s first point and added two more before 60th minute.
Points from Ryan Crilly and Diarmuid Carroll looked to have it out of reach for the Kerrymen but Adam Brady got two points to tie it up.
Extra-time was required but Rock’s Aidan McGarrity and McGoldrick of Brosna were the only ones to take their chances.
Scorers for Brosna: T McGoldrick 0-5 (5f); A Brady 0-2; M Finnegan 0-1, T Finnegan 0-1, T Fitzgerald 0-1
Scorers for Rock St Patrick’s: E Ward 1-0; C McCreesh 0-2 (2f), A McGarrity 0-2; J McCreesh 0-1, R Crilly 0-1, D Carroll 0-1
BROSNA: C Kelly; S Fitzmaurice, M Murphy, A Cahill; T Fitzgerald, E Kiely, F McAuliffe; D Curtin, S Curtin; D McAuliffe, T McGoldrick, P Curtin; T Finnegan, M Finnegan, A Barry.
Subs: M O’Keefe for Kelly (inj, 8), P O’Keefe for P Curtin (24), J O’Donnell for P O’Keefe (blood, 36), S McAuliffe for D Curtin (85), G Nash for J O’Donnell (black, 90)
ROCK ST PATRICK’S: N Mullan; M McAleer, P Girvan, R Crilly; T Bloomer, A Girvan, P Ward; M McCreesh, C Gourley; E Williams, C McWilliams, A McGarrity; E Ward, C McCreesh, J McCreesh
Subs: D Carroll for J McCreesh (46), N McWilliams for P Ward (46), E Mallon for McGarrity (85)
Referee: James Molloy (Galway).