Gerry Keegan, scored ten points for Celbridge
Kildare champions, Celbridge, suffered heartbreak at St Conleth's Park, Newbridge, today going under to Kilkenny intermedmiate champions Carrickshock by 3-12 kto 1-16.
Celbridge led 1-14 to 0-11 with seven minutes remaining. However three late goals from John Dalton, Kevin Farrell and Michael Rohan in the 63rd minute saw Carriskshock take the title in dramatic fashion.
Carrickshock, Kevin Farrell 1-7 (4 frees), John Dalton 1-0, Michael Rohan 1-0, John Tennyson 0-1, Brian Donovan 0-1, Mark O ‘Dwyer 0-1, John Butler 0-1, John Power 0-1 (65).
Celbridge, Gerry Keegan 0-10 (5 frees, 65), Tom Fitzgerald 1-0, Fergal Conway 0-2, Leo Quinn 0-2, Sam White 0-1, Mark Moloney 0-1,
Niall Lanigan; Tom Finnerty, Fiachra Ó Muineacháin, Patrick Curtin cpt.; Kevin Murphy, Donal Moloney, Niall Ó Muineacháin; Paddy Moloney, Billy White; Sam White,Leo Quinn, Gerry Keegan; Thomas Fitzgerald, Mark Moloney, Fergal Conway. Subs: Brendan Lyng for Paddy Moloney (30 minutes): Richie Power for Brian Donovan (39 minutes): Michael Rohan for Mark O’Dwyer (41 minutes).
Jamie Power; David Frankis, John Dalton, James Grace; John Cahill, John Tennyson cpt.,, Niall Tennyson; Brian Donovan, Damien Walsh; John Power, Michael Rice,Kevin Farrell; Darragh Brennan, Mark Dwyer, Shane Power. Subs: John Butler for David Franks (13 minutes):
Alfie Devine, Westmeath.