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In an electrifying clash between Ballyhaunis U15 soccer boys and St. Clare’s Comprehensive of Manorhamilton in the Connaught Shield Semi Final, spectators were treated to a thrilling spectacle of skill and determination. Conor O’Shaughnessy’s early chance nearly broke the deadlock, showcasing his skill, but luck was not on his side as the upright denied him. However, it was St. Clare’s who seized the lead. Undeterred, Ballyhaunis struck back with a sensational long-distance goal from John Jennings. Yet, St. Clare’s added two more goals before halftime, leaving Ballyhaunis trailing 3-1.

However, halftime proved to be a game-changer as Mr. Lawless’s tactical acumen ignited Ballyhaunis’s comeback spirit. Joshua Maughan swiftly narrowed the deficit early in the second half. The game remained fiercely contested, with no further goals until the final 15 minutes.
Then, in a stroke of brilliance, Liam Nolan’s pinpoint cross met Kealan Flynn’s thunderous volley, leveling the score and setting the stage for a dramatic finale. With seconds ticking away, Joshua Maughan rose to the occasion once more, unleashing a powerful strike that sealed a remarkable 4-3 comeback victory for Ballyhaunis.
This resilient display epitomized Ballyhaunis’s unwavering determination, proving they never surrendered, even facing a 3-1 deficit. With their eyes now set on the Connaught Shield Final against Claregalway, Ballyhaunis stands ready to chase glory, fueled by their unyielding spirit.
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