Kilkenny Down Banner After Extra Time in MHC Semi-Final

Clare were denied a place in back to back All Ireland Minor Hurling Finals as they were defeated by Kilkenny after extra time in Thurles.

Damien O’Halloran’s side got off to a fast start, scoring two goals in the first six minutes and led by five points at the break.

After a strong second half showing from Kilkenny, the banner found themselves trailing by four points with five minutes to play but a Paul Rodgers score capped a terrific Clare comeback to send the game to extra time.

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Clare were reduced to 14 men in the additional period and The Cats took full advantage to book their spot in the final against Tipperary, winning by 3 points on a score of 2-23 to 2-20.