County 4-Wall League Division 6 Final: Shane Terry prevails over Damien Kelly in a real arm wrestle finale
Review by AOB
It may not have been the best handball we saw all day but for sheer commitment and excitement it had no peers, as Shane Terry, St. Josephs and Damien Kelly, Coolgreany opened the 11 match programme with a cracker of a D6 final at St. Josephs Community Centre. In the longest match of the day it was Terry who eventually prevailed on a scoreline of 14-15, 15-13, 15-11.
As the scoreline suggests this was match that ebbed and flowed throughout, but despite that, the only time Kelly looked like losing it was right at the finish of the third game, when against all the odds Terry came from behind to snatch the victory. Kelly appeared to have struck a vital blow when he won the first game 15-14, but then he let the second slip from a promising position to leave the match all square. With both now visibly tiring the pendulum swung in Kelly’s’ favour as he led close home, but Terry came with a rattling finish to get over the line for a victory that nobody would deny him.