Sarsfields 1-13 Moorefield 0-16
Kildare SFC final: Adam Tyrrell kicked an injury-time free to rescue Moorefield at the end of a pulsating Kildare SFC final, which will head to a replay next Sunday in Newbridge.
Trailing by five points with seven minutes remaining, the Moores showed just why they are defending champions by producing a final flourish to keep their title ambitions alive.
After an inspirational Ross Glavin point ended a 20-minute scoreless spell for the Moores, they seized the momentum and drew level when Adam Tyrrell converted a tricky free from the right corner in the 62nd minute.
They might even have won it had Eanna O’Connor – son of watching Kerry minor manager Jack – got his last gasp shot off a little quicker but his effort was blocked.
SARSFIELDS: P O’Sullivan; C Duffy, D McDonnell, S Lawlor; B Coffey, S Campbell, R Confrey; M Byrne, G White; R Fitzgibbon 0-1, R Cahill 0-10 (6fs), M Browne; S Dempsey, A Smith, D McKenna 1-1. Subs: B McCormack 0-1 for Dempsey (inj), H-T; C Kavanagh for Fitzgibbon, 56; C McInerney-Aspell for McCormack (inj), 60.
MOOREFIELD: T Corley; L Callaghan, G Naughton, L Healy; R Houlihan, R Glavin 0-1, P O’Flynn; D Flynn, C O’Connor; A Tyrrell 0-6 (4fs), C Kelly 0-2, K Murnaghan; E O’Connor 0-5 (4fs, 1 45), R Sweeney, N Hurley-Lynch 0-1.
Subs: E Heavey 0-1 for O’Flynn, 22; J Lonergan for Naughton, 40; K Duane for Flynn, 53; J Murray for Glavin (inj), 56.
Referee: N McKenna (Ballyteague).
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