This determination ensured that right up through the first 25 minutes of play in the first half, the boys in green and gold were either ahead or drawing level with Smith O’Brien’s.
A second goal for the opposition, putting them three points ahead, was not still not enough to unsettle the Broadford lads who quickly responded with their first goal to bring the scores level again. A free each thereafter and the teams left the half-time score level. Broadford 1-05 Smith O’Brien’s 2-02.
The second-half could not have been more exciting and tense for the players and spectators alike; for the parishes either side of the Slieve Bearnagh Mountains. Smith O’Brien’s took the lead in the first seven minutes with a goal and points from two frees but for the next 12 minutes Broadford fought back hard with two goals and two frees but a goal in between for Smith O’Brien’s meant that with some six minutes left on the clock, the scores were once again level Broadford 3-07 to Smith O’Brien’s 4-04.
In the end though, Smith O’Brien’s gave a last push to ensure their victory with a point from a 65, a point from play and then a final goal.
Final score Broadford 3-07 Smith O’Brien’s 5-06
The players gave a tremendous performance and whilst a win this time was not to be, the boys are certain of great success in the years ahead.
Eric Berkquist, David Boland, Harry Cooper, Marcus Corrigan, TJ Dillon, Denis Fahy, Ben Flynn, Luke Hurley, Oisin Kavanagh, Andy Lynch, Dylan Marsh, Alex Mason, Tomas McMahon, Eoin McNamara, Paul B. McNamara, Paul S. McNamara, Patrick Moroney, Alan O'Brien, Cormac O'Brien, Shane O'Connell, Conor O'Donnell, Niall O'Farrell, Cathal O'Sullivan, James Tuite, and Gearoid Vaughan
Craig Chaplin, Fergal O'Brien, John O'Brien and Joe O'Keefe.