The general feeling seemed to be that the match could “go either way” and that sentiment characterised the first half well. Craig Chaplin scored the first point of the match in under a minute and this was closely followed by a point from a free taken by Padraig Hickey. For the next 15-minutes the players slipped n’ slided on the damp grass and equally the score line slid from a lead, to draw, to behind, and then back the other way again on a number of occasions. Both teams seemed well matched with either just waiting to pull away from the other. With another four points from frees and four from play, Broadford held Corofin to a just a one point lead at the end of half time: 0-10 to 0-09.
The second half started largely as the first had played out with both sides trading points, with Corofin taking the scores level on two occasions within the first six minutes (0-12 to 0-12). Then in the seventh minute, Eoin O’Brien started Broadford on a good haul of 7 points in succession; five from play (E O’Brien, Darren Chaplin, Hickey); and two from frees (Hickey). Then Hickey broke away on a solo run from the half-forward line all the way to just right of the Corofin goal and lashed the ball in to the back of the net to add to the burgeoning lead for Broadford (1-19 to 0-12). Despite heightened tensions and tetchy off the ball exchanges between both sides, Broadford managed to hold on to their lead and finish the game with one more goal and three points to just three more from Corofin. Final score 2-22 to 0-15.