Dohenys’ 50 year wait over

Dohenys 4-09 St Colum’s 1-09
After a 50 year wait, and a trio of defeats in the previous three finals, Dohenys were finally crowned Carbery JAHC champions with an impressive display in Bantry on Saturday.

They did so on the back of goals from Conor Collins and Michael Milner inside the opening five minutes and another from Eóin Lavers just before the break to lead 3-5 to 0-6.

St Colum’s battled back on the restart and despite fine displays from Denis McSweeney, Alan O’Connor, David O’Mahony and Stephen Casey they lacked the cutting edge. Despite an intense bombardment the losers managed just a point in their period of dominance as top class saves from Vincent Healy, to deny O’Connor and McSweeney, turned the tide once more in the winner’s favour.

With Eóin Lavers giving a man of the match display and Chris Cronin to the fore, a rejuvenated Dohenys were also inspired by a solid full-back division. The Healy, McCarthy and Collins brigade also impressed before the free taking of Alan Sheehan and a late Don O’Driscoll goal brought the five decade long title famine to an end.

Scorers for Dohenys: E Lavers 1-2, M Milner, C Collins, D O’Driscoll 1-0 each, D Healy, A Sheehan (fs) 0-2 each, N Collins, C Cronin, B McCarthy (f) 0-1each.

Scorers for St Colum’s: S Casey 1-5 (0-2 65’s, 0-1f), D McSweeney 0-2, A O’Connor, M Casey 0-1 each.

DOHENYS: V Healy; K Crowley, T O’Leary, T Collins; N Collins, D Collins, C Cronin; J McCarthy, P McCarthy; B McCarthy, A Sheehan, C Collins; E Lavers, M Milner, D Healy.

Subs: D O’Driscoll for M Milner, J Forbes for C Collins, J Carroll for D Healy, B McCarthy for E Lavers.

ST COLUM’S: M Cronin; M Hurley, S Harrington, S McHugh; S McSweeney, D O’Mahony, T Harrington; Denis McSweeney, M Casey; G McCarthy, A O’Connor, JP O’Sullivan; S Casey, S Cronin, S O’Shea.

Subs: B Murphy for M Hurley, E O’Sullivan for G McCarthy, D Cronin for JP O’Sullivan, K McCarthy for S O’Shea, Daniel McSweeney for S Harrington.

Referee: Seamus Crowley, Argideen Rangers.

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