Two Mile House suffereed a shattering one point defeat at the hands of Kerry and Munstere champioins Kilcumminn at The Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, this afternoon.
After taking a three point lead after eight minutes, the Kildare champions were dealt a major blow when Peter Kelly was shown a black card; that after the county man had hit two of the three opening points.
Kilkcummin immediately came into the game taking a two point lead which they held into the half time break, 0-8 to 0-6.
The second half saw The House work their way back into it, drawing level after 37 minutes.
It took Kilcummin all of 13 minutes to get their first score of the second half but despite losing a man to a second yellow they battled.
'The House drew level at 0-9 and 0-10 apiece before an excellent 44m free was sent over by Philip Casey that proved to be the winner.
Final score Kilcummin 0-11 Two Mile House 0-10.
Scorers: Kilcummin, Matt Keane 0-3, Noel Duggan (0-4, 3 frees), Gary O'Leary 0-2, Kieran Murphy 0-1 Philip Csey 0-1 (free).
Two Mile House, Peter Kelly 0-2, Aidan Casey 0-4 (4 frees), Chris Healy 0-2, Caomhan Doolin 0-1, Matt Kelly 0-1,
TWO MILE HOUSE: Didier Cordonnier; Andrew May, Matt Kelly, William Burke; Finnian Breen, Nathan Sherry, Andrew Cregg; Petere Kelly, Caomhan Doolin; Tony O'Connell, Chris Healy, Jack Collins; Conor Keogh, Mark Sherry, Aidan Casey. Subs: Shane Darcy for Peter Kelly (black card 11 minutes); Gvin Burke for Jack Collins (47 minutes); Stuart White for Andrew Cregg (50 minutes); Joe Darcy for Conor Keogh (61 minutes).
KILCUMMIN: Brendan Kealy; Seán O'Leary, Donal Maher, Daniel Moynihan; Pádraig Nagle, Philip Casey, William Maher; Kieran Murphy, Kevin Gorman; Shane McSweeey, Gary O'Leary, Chris O'Leary; Noel Duggan, Ian Devane, Matt Keane. Subs: Kelvin Teahan for Pádraig Nagle (44 minutes); Daniel O'Leary for Willia Maher (47 minutes); John McCarthy for Ian Devane (53 minutes); Kevin mcCarthy for Noel Duggan (60 minutes).
REFEREE: Barry Judge, Sligo.