Summerhill keep best until last

Summerhill 1-13 Na Fianna 1-10

Summerhill keep best until last

Last year’s intermediate champions Na Fianna had a spectacular run to the senior decider, firing 20 goals in their seven games. However, they had to settle for just one in yesterday’s showpiece.

After losing their opening two games in the group phase, Summerhill were playing knockout football for the rest of the campaign and they saved their best form for the home straight.

Both goals in the final were netted in the opening four minutes and the goal which eventually separated the sides at the final whistle was registered about 25 seconds after the throw-in.

Scorers for Summerhill: B Ennis 0-4, 4fs, D Larkin 1-0, S Dalton, A Kenny 0-2 each, M Byrne, f, S Husband, P Rispin, B Dardis, R Hatton 0-1 each.

Scorers for Na Fianna: D McDonagh 1-0, S Barrett 0-3, 3fs, D Henrick, D Queeney 0-2 each, C Downey, M Foley, D Barrett 0-1 each.

SUMMERHILL: T McDonnell; P Jennings, C Young, W Ryan; P Geraghty, A Lyons, S Husband; C Gillespie, M Byrne; D Larkin, B Ennis, A Kenny; P Rispin, S Dalton, B Dardis.

Subs: K Ryan for Barrett (47), R Hatton for Husband (54), S Kennedy for Rispin (56).

NA FIANNA: S Geraghty; D Bailey, C Cosgrave, J Baldwin; M Farley, M Foley, D Henrick; O Lewis, J Queeney; B Queeney, D Queeney, C Downey; S Barrett, T Cosgrave, D McDonagh.

Subs: D Barrett for B Queeney (half-time), H Silke for Downey (59), M Collins for Farley (60).

Referee: P Nelis (Kilmainham).

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