The Mairtins produced the great escape to win this match, 5 points down with 5 minutes to go and win!!, the Mairtins started brightly and scored the 1st 3 points of the game, but Roche hit with back with a goal after 6 minutes and controlled the remainder of the 1st half and led by 6 points at the break, They scored the next 2 points of the game to increase their lead to 8 points, but then the Mairtins got a glimmer of hope when lively corner forward Paddy Usher scored a goal from close range after 45 minutes, but Roche continued to dominate and led by 5 points with 5 minutes to go, then Mark McCullough scored a cracking goal from 20 yards out, and Nicky McDonnell scored another goal minutes later, Roche levelled the game with time up, but with one last throw of dice, the Mairtins put a high ball into the square and again Nicky McDonnell was man on hand to scramble the ball home for a surprise win for the Mairtins.
Naomh Mairtin: 1. Jamie Mulholland ; 2. Alan Downey; 3. Paul Campbell; 4. Eamon McQuillian; 5. Robert Smyth; 6. David Delaney; 7. Jack McCarville; 8. Gavin Mooney 9. Joe McGrane; 10. Mark McCullough ( 1-00) ; 11. Bryan McQuillian (0-02); 12. Karl Morgan; 13. Paddy Usher (1-03 3 frees). 14. Nicky McDonnell (2-01). 15. Conor Whelan (0-04 2 frees)
Subs: Val Leddy for Karl Morgan, Shane Morgan for Robbie Smyth, James Martin for Conor Whelan.