December 6, 2023
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All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final: Injury time goal drama sees Galway overcome Kilkenny for 2020 crown

There was heartbreak for the 2020 Kilkenny Minors who lost the All-Ireland final to a last-gasp Galway goal.

A Denis Walsh point on 60 minutes looked to have won it for the Cats, but Galway found a point to llevel it up on 61 minutes.

With four minutes of time added on, it looked like extra time was destined, but Galway, after squandering two more chances to take lead, finally put the match to bed on the stroke of 63 minutes burying a goal from a great break out.

That was it for Kilkenny who only had seconds left to rattle the net. They lobbed in a 65 with the last puck of the game, but the Tribesmen cleared their lines, and that was that for the 2020 championship – Galway the winners.

At half time in tonight’s final at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, the Cats found themselves seven points down and playing second fiddle. They cut it back to one within fifteen minutes of the resumption, before Galway stretched that lead to four again.

They took the lead going into injury time, but Galway’s 1-1 at the death saw the title head west of the Shannon for a fourth year in a row.

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