Wolfe Tones 1-12 Pearse Og 1-12
Wolfe Tones and Pearse Ogs will have to do it all again as their quarter final encounter ended level after extra time.
It was an extremely enjoyable contest, played in horrible conditions and a draw was perhaps the fair result.
The Ogs were dealt a cruel blow early on as they lost midfielder Conor McNicholl to a knee injury right at the throw in.
But they got off to a dream start on the scoreboard when dangerman Ruairi Duffy netted after just four minutes.
Wolfe Tones closed the gap within a matter of minutes however with a brace of points from Paudie Judge (free) and Niall Crilly.
Duffy added to his tally with a superb score. But that was soon cancelled out at the other end through Connolly O’Hagan.
Anto Duffy landed a huge score before the posts denied Tones a goal. Judge punched a high ball towards the net, but the posts came to the rescue for Pearse Og.
Anto, Ruairi and Paul Duffy all landed great scores before the break to give the Ogs a 1-5 to 0-3.
A different Tones team emerged for the second half and outscored the city side 1-6 to 0-4. Points from Judge and Caolan Skelton kickstarted the revival before Ruairi Duffy slotted over another.
O’Hagan and Caolan Farrell closed the gap further, with two now the difference. Both sides were reduced to 14 as Jamie Haughey and Shea Freeman received black cards.
Judge put the Tones ahead with a brilliantly taken punched goal while the sides traded points as it finished all square, 1-9 apiece. Even in extra time the sides couldn’t be separated.
Vincy Brady and Niall Dummigan swapped scores before Judge nudged Tones ahead at the break.
Judge doubled their advantage, although Tiernan Quinn cancelled out that score with his first.
Paul Duffy, just as he did on normal time, landed a tremendous point to see the game finish level.