It has been an engrossing county championship thus far so it was no surprise that the semi-finals would serve up quality fare. Slimline margins were the order on both days as Sarsfields and Loughmore edged through to set up a repeat of the 2014 decider, the last all-Mid affair.
Sarsfields went in as favourites and lived up to the billing - but only just after a thorough examination by the reigning champs Kiladangan. A game of real quality sparkled from the beginning and careered down to a gripping finale where the ‘Blues’ had the last say with a brace of injury-time winners.
This was a true acid test for Sarsfields because it was a new experience. In other games they’d won from the front, hitting the opposition with a flurry of blows early on and living off the gains thereafter. This time, however, they were the ones on the receiving end having to cope with an early deficit and come from behind to rescue the day.
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