Richie Hogan scored 0-10 as Danesfort drew with the Fenians. Photo: Pat Moore
Both Danesfort and the Fenians (Johnstown) lived to fight another day after finishing all square in the Kilkenny senior hurling relegation final.
It was tense and tight in Palmerstown but, after the dust settled, all in the bumper crowd agreed that the draw was the fair result.
Led by the placed ball skills of Richie Hogan (0-3 frees, 0-1 65) the 'Fort opened well, but five Mark Webster frees meant Fenians only trailed by three at the break (0-9 to 0-6).
The Johnstown men had the better of the second half, Webster leading the way with five more frees, but they couldn't get away from their rivals.
With sterling performances from Robbie Walsh and Tom Whitty, Danesfort had good spells in the latter half but couldn't find a winner before the final whistle.
The sides must now meet again to determine who drops to the intermediate grade for 2017.
SCORERS: Danesfort - Richie Hogan (0-10, 0-8 frees, 0-1 65); Tom Whitty, Paddy Hickey (0-2 each). Fenians - Mark Webster (0-10, frees); Conor Tobin (0-2, 0-1 free); Kieran Grehan, Darragh Tobin (0-1 each).