Moreton delighted late strike ended in the back of the net

Carrick Hurling Full Forward Colm Moreton, had a whirlwind 48 hours before the Leitrim County Hurling Final on Sunday, but his late goal proved to be the deciding factor for Carrick.

Speaking to after the game, Moreton talked about the game as a whole, along with his reasoning behind the way he struck the winner, as both of his other brothers played a part in creating the chance.

“Ah yeah in fairness it’s great, I suppose first half was tough going lot of ball coming in and just wasn’t sticking, I know I hit the crossbar in the first half and there even toward the end a lot of ball that just never stuck, but just in the last chance I said go for it, I know some of the boys were laughing I should have caught it, but I just hit it and thankfully it went in, it’s great for all the lads yeah.

I suppose I didn’t even think of catching it I just said, here it is now, I’m going to let fly and thankfully it went into the back of the net so I was delighted yeah.

Carrick were thwarted numerous times by Peter Poniard in the Cluainín goal, Moreton managed to find a way past him late on, but felt he was fully deserving of his man of the match accolade on Sunday, in yet another nail-biting instalment between the two.

“Oh It did in fairness, it’s always the same against Manor likes there’s never much between us, he made some great saves even in the first half there, Clement had a good chance and he dived across the goal, in fairness to him he done well he got man of the match, so well, done Peter.”

Having been the best man for his brother Liam’s wedding on Friday, Colm was worse for wear the day before the final in Pairc Sean, but he believes some more time out may have aided him better for his performance, but he was happy with the result in the end.

“No but in fairness I know I was sick enough yesterday so I took it easy yesterday I didn’t go out last night, so it probably helped today but I dunno if I was out I could have caught a few more balls, but it worked out in the end anyway so thankfully yeah.”

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Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.

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