Donegal Boston won the Boston SFC final against Aidan McAnespies in dramatic circumstances on Sunday.
Down by seven points late in the game, Donegal Boston scored three goals to win the match.
Donegal led by a point at the break but Aidan McAnespies took control of the game in the second half, building that substantial lead.
The Donegal comeback was started and finished by Kerryman Barry John Keane. Two goals by the Kerins O'Rahilly man were bridged by a penalty from Laoisman Gary Walsh.
Keane's winning strike was one of the last kicks of the game as Donegal won 3-15 to 2-17.
Last minute winner by Barry John Keane to win the Boston Championship for @DonegalBoston He sent it to me wanting the people of Ireland to see it. Reckons he’ll get the call for Croker @starryboy14 @GmailMahony pic.twitter.com/6jWrBnNFEZ
— Emlyn Mulligan (@emlynmulligan) August 19, 2019
The match was one featuring several inter-county players past and present. Along with Walsh and Keane (who was earlier this season dropped from the Kerry panel after eight years service), the Donegal forward line featured Tyrone's Mark Bradley and Roscommon's Ciaran Murtagh.
They also had former Aussie Rules player and Westmeath man Ray Connellan in midfield beside St Vincent's club man Shane Carthy. Diarmuid Connolly would likely have lined out for Donegal had his plans to spend the summer in the US - like he did last year - not been disrupted by visa problems.
Aidan McAnespies were not without notable names either. They had Monaghan's Steven O'Hanlon, Dr Crokes man Tony Brosnan, Longford's Robbie Smyth, Down's Pierce Laverty and Derry's Niall Toner.
According to the Thar an Trasnán blog (which carries a full report from the match), the two sides lined out as follows:
Macs: Robbie Croft, Conor Maunsell, Ronan Murphy, Oisin McConvey, Pierce Laverty, Daniel Guinness, Declan Hughes, Barry Kerr, Anthony Cournane, Tony Brosnan, Evan Cronin, Steven O’Hanlon.
Donegal: Hugh Boyle, Jason Noctor, Aidan O’Sullivan, Aaron Deeney, Jack O’Brien, John Bingham, Ray Connellan, Shane Carthy, Sean Donnelly, Mark Bradley, Ciaran Murtagh, Gary Walsh, Barry John Keane.
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