Late goals earn Mitchelstown first title after thrilling battle

Mitchelstown CBS 2-8 Nagle CC Mahon 0-8

CBS settled early and were first to score, when Ian Condon pointed a free in the third minute. Richard McEniry followed with a long range pointed free before Gavin Byrd opened Mahon’s account in the 8th minute from a free.

However, Condon added two pointed frees, McEniry pointed another from over 75 yards while Gavin Byrd also pointed from a placed ball.

Mitchelstown led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break but Mahon improved greatly on the restart, with their half-backs dominating. Points from Brian Aherne and David O’Shea brought the city side level in the 40th minute, 0-6 each.

Mitchelstown hit back and two McEniry points gave them the lead again.

Mahon had levelled again by the 52nd minute when Ian Condon gathered possession from a long range Shane Cahill free and kicked to the net to put three points between the teams.

CBS ensured victory when Alan Lane pounced for their second goal.

Scorers: CBS Mitchelstown: I Condon 1-3, R McEniry 0-5, A Lane 1-0. Nagle College, Mahon : G Byrd 0-4, D O’Shea 0-3, B Aherne 0-1.

CBS MITCHELSTOWN: S Hennessy, E O’Gorman, M Hayes, B O’Gorman, J Walsh, K O’Gorman, G Murphy, S Kelly, R McEniry, G McCarthy, S Cahill, S Young, J Fox, S Fitzgerald, I Condon.

Subs: P Quinlan for G Murphy, A Lane for J Fox.

NAGLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: P Deasy, S Norberg, G Norberg, M Hanley, G Howard, M Horgan, B Aherne, D Hayes, G Byrd, G O’Regan, K Cummins, S Long D Healy, K Healy, G Maher.

Sub: J Milner for D Healy.

Referee: Pat O’Brien (Fermoy).

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