A goal from Pat Aherne saw Athea taking over for a period and Michael Reidy and Aherne gave them a five points advantage but Casey's rallied and an opportunist goal from John Boyle and a pointed free by Kevin Sheehan left them just a single point behind at the break.
Fr. Casey's found a new lease of life in the final quarter and a string of points from Shay McAuliffe, Boyle, Padraig Browne and Tommy Collins sealed a deserved victory.
: Fr Casey's: J. Boyle (1-2), S. McAuliffe, P. Browne (0-2 each), T. Collins, B. Scannell, K. Sheehy (0-1 each).
: M. Reidy, G. Aherne (0-3 each), P. Aherne (1-0), T. Mullane (0-1).
: P. Curtin, S. Lenihan, C. McCarthy, G. O'Connor, P. Cahill, A. Scannell, M. O'Connor, T. Cahill, B. Scannell, T. Collins, P. Browne, K. Sheehy, J. Boyle, J. Kelleher, S. McAuliffe.
: T. Enright, P. Woulfe, M. Aherne, B. Tierney, M. Chawke, P. Collins, P. Reidy, N. Hunt, T. Mullane, D. White, J. Collins, M. Reidy, G. Aherne, P. Aherne, B. Aherne.
: M. O'Connor (Na Piarsaigh).