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Remember the Game: Camross defeat Borris-Kilcotton to win the Bob O’Keefe Cup in 2013

Camross 2-12 Borris-Kilcotton 1-12
Laois Shopping Centre SHC Final 2013

Ahead of their meeting this evening, we look back on Camross’ victory over Borris-Kilcotton in the 2013 county final.

Camross’ victory ended their seven-year spell without winning the Bob O’Keefe Cup as they made no mistake in capturing the title.

It was Borris-Kilcotton’s first county final appearance since the two clubs joined forces two years earlier.

Camross fielded a young side with six of their starting 15 below the age of 21 and they showed their maturity and class to get them over the line for what was their first title since 2007.

Camross dominated the game throughout as it looked as if Borris-Kilcotton were a little over-awed by the occasion.

Borris-Kilcotton had hit the ground running with the opening two scores, but this would be the only time that they’d be ahead in the match.

Camross scored 1-3, Dwane without reply as they went into the break leading 1-9 to six points. The majority of Borris-Kilcotton’s scores coming from Ciarán Comerford.

Borris-Kilcotton started the second-half well and scored 1-2 within five minutes of the restart. Robert Jones scoring the goal for his side.

Camross replied strongly and got in for their second goal. Zane Keenan floated a ball in from the sideline and Andrew Collier was on hand to flick the ball past Eoin Fleming in the Borris-Kilcotton net.

Camross held a six-point lead and were cruising towards victory. Borris-Kilcotton weren’t going down without a fight and scored four without reply.

Palmer got the game’s last score as Camross ran out deserved winners to take home the Bob O’Keefe Cup by three points.

SCORERS- Camross: Zane Keenan 0-7 (six frees), Dwane Palmer 1-1, Andrew Collier 1-0, Aaron Moore 0-2, Ciaran Collier and Dean Delaney 0-1 each. Borris-Kilcotton: Ciaran Comerford 0-7 (all frees), Robert Jones 1-0, Patrick Whelan 0-2, Brian Stapleton, Colm Stapleton and Neil Foyle 0-1 each.

CAMROSS: Tadhg Doran; Michael Phelan, Malvin Moloney, Peter Guilfoyle; Martin Burke, Gearoid Burke, Damien Keenan; Zane Keenan, Matthew Collier; Andrew Collier, Tomas Burke, Ciaran Collier; Aaron Moore, Dwane Palmer, Dean Delaney Subs: Ollie Dowling for M Collier (33), Murty Delaney for A Collier (51)

BORRIS-KILCOTTON: Eoin Fleming; Stephen Finan, Owen Bergin, Noel Delaney; Brian Stapleton, Matthew Whelan, Jim Fitzpatrick; Patrick Whelan, Kevin Finlay; PJ Scully, Paul Drennan, Colm Stapleton; Joe Campion, Ciaran Comerford, Robert Jones Subs: Neil Foyle for Campion (33), Danny Fitzpatrick for Drennan (46), Daire Quinlan for Jones (58)

Referee: Anthony Stapleton (Rathdowney-Errill)

Borris in Ossory Kilcotton who played Camross in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Camross who defeated Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Referee Anthony Stapleton and his team before Borris in Ossory Kilcotton vs Camross in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Matthew Whelan gathers this ball for Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Tadhg Doran drives this ball downfield for Camross against Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Borris in Ossory Kilcotton save this pile driver by Zane Keenan, Camross in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Martin Burke controls this ball for Camross against PJ Scully, Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Dwayne Palmer strikes for Camross against Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Zane Keenan sends in this ball for Camross against Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Camross manager Airan Delaney has advice for Dwayne Palmer against Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Ollie Dowling goals for Camross against Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Dean Delaney, Camross battles with Noel Delaney, Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Celebrations for Camross after defeating Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Heartbreak for Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in the SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Man of the match Zane Keenan with Kevin Doyle, Laois Shopping Centre after Camross winning the Laois SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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Camross captain Tomas Burke raises the Bob O’Keeffe Cup after winning the Laois SHC final at O’Moore Park.
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