Stephen Barron turned out to be the super sub for Ballyhale Shamrocks when they scored a sensational win in the Kilkenny Roinn A minor hurling final.
Barron booted a 62nd minute goal that beat James Stephens by 3-15 to 4-9 as Ballyhale Shamrocks took their third title at Nowlan Park this afternoon.
Barron's goal was the last score. 'Stephens mounted a ferocious bid to save the match during the two minutes more that were played, but they just couldn't.
The Village led at half-time by 2-5 to 0-9 after a scoring blast between the 20th and 24th minute earned them 2-2 to turn the match on its head.
The scores were level twice during the second half at 1-12 to 2-9 and then 4-9 to 2-15 before the man with No. 22 on his back decided it all.
SCORERS: Ballyhale Shamrocks - Adrian Mullen (1-8, goal penalty, two points frees); Eoin Cody, Stephen Barron (1-0 each); Darren Mullen, Dylan Aylward, Rónán Hayes (0-2 each); Eoin Kenneally (0-1). James Stephens - Tommy Walton (2-1); Niall Brassil (0-6, four frees); Brian O'Neill (1-0); Ryan Scanlon (1-0, penalty); Rob Butler, Ross Whelan (0-1 each).
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