Rathdowney-Errill were comprehensive 2-26 to 0-13 winners of the 2020 edition of the intermediate hurling championship as they defeated a 14-man Trumera in O’Moore Park on Friday evening.
Teenager Paddy Hassett scored 1-7 while Ray Bowe added eight points from play – with the latter being named man of the match.
This game turned on a five minute period at the start of the second half where the winners scored two goals and the losers had a man sent off.
Rathdowney-Errill grabbed the game’s first goal when Ray Bowe latched onto a long ball and diverted it to Jordan Kavanagh who swept it to the back of the net.
And then a minute later Liam O’Connell fetched a high ball in the square and was fouled for a penalty. In the aftermath, Trumera keeper Ronan Kavanagh appeared to place his knees into O’Connell’s back.
Referee Doheny consulted with his umpires and produced a red card. Niall Sinnott went in goal but he couldn’t stop Paddy Hassett.
There had only been three points between them at half time but the second half was a complete massacre after that.
On full time, Rathdowney-Errill’s players celebrated with the 50 of so fans that were lucky enough to secure tickets.
Photographer Paul Dargan was there at full time to capture the best of the celebrations.
Check out his pictures below: