It was a hectic day on the county final scene - here is everything you need to know from around the county over the weekend:
ANTRIM SFC final (replay): Erin's Own, Cargin 3-16 Lámh Dhearg 0-23
CARGIN claimed their fourth Antrim SFC title at Corrigan Park in Saturday's replay, but they needed extra-time to finally shrug off the challenge of Lámh Dhearg.
The Toome club held a 2-4 to 0-9 lead at the interval thanks to goals at the start and end of the half when Tomás McCann pounced on a mistake to fire home on four minutes, while Ciaran Bradley's dropping shot fell kindly for MIchael Magill to roll into the empty net on 29.
However, Lámh Dhearg shrugged off these setbacks with Eoin McKeown and Conor Murray leading the way as they stayed the pace to trail by just one at the break.
Cargin struck for a third goal four minutes after the restart when Bradley squared for Magill to turn it home, but again Lámh Dhearg stuck to the plan and found themselves on terms on 47 minutes with the impressive Murray, younger brother Ryan and Paddy Cunningham all on target.
They were dealt a blow when Ben Rice - booked earlier in the half - was shown a black card and then red for trailing back Tomás McCann and this appeared to be the turning point as Cargin took charge with Kieran Close kicking three points and Bradley adding another to leave them four ahead on 58 minutes.
But this game was far from over as Murray and three Cunningham frees - the third with the last kick - levelled matters at 3-10 to 0-19 to force extra-time.
The teams remained locked going into the second period, but Cargin appeared to have a bit more in the tank with McCann and Close putting them in front and while Lámh Dhearg did get to within one, a late, fisted effort from Gribben sealed victory for the Erin's Own men.
J McNabb; D McKeever, M Kane, K O'Boyle; T Scullion, J Crozier, J Laverty; P Shivers (0-1), G McCann; P McCann, M McCann, C Bradley (0-1); T McCann (1-5, 0-2 frees), M Magill (2-0), J Gribbin (0-3).
J Carron for G McCann (9), K Close (0-4, 2 frees) for K McShane (53), M Clarke for T Scullion (56), K McShane (0-2) for M McCann (60+1).
T Scullion for D Johnston (start), P Shivers for M Magill (1), G McCorley for M Kane (8). Black card: P McCann (35, replaced by D Johnston).
J Finucane; C Nolan, P Mervyn, M McGarry; D Lynch, M Herron, B Rice; D Dunne (0-1 free), K Quinn; E McKeown (0-3), C Murray (0-7), M Jordan; P Cunningham (0-8, all frees), T McCrudden (0-1), R Murray (0-3).
P Larkin for C Nolan (HT).
M Finnegan for R Murray (13), C Maxwell for E McKeown (17). Black card: Ben Rice (49, not replaced as prev booked. Ryan Stranney started ET).
Darren McKeown (St Gall's)
CAVAN SFC final: Castlerahan 1-9 Ramor Utd 0-10
Castlerahan held off a desperate late rally from challengers Ramor Utd at Kingspan Breffni in a slow-to-the-boil Cavan SFC decider.
Ramor impressed off the blocks but the omens weren’t good when Oisín O’Connell goaled (7) to catapult the defending champions into the driver’s seat.
Ramor relying on the counter-attack but the tempo of the game increased dramatically in the dregs of the first half with a flood of points, including a peach (28) from county ace Oisín Kiernan for Castlerahan.
Castlerahan held a 1-5 to 0-7 interval lead but Ramor stuck to their task and a gem of a point from the marauding Mark Magee levelled (0-10 to 1-7) the tie for the first time with 40 minutes on the clock.
The 2018 champions edged back into the lead just 90 seconds later with a point from an increasingly influential Cian Mackey.
The red carding of Castlerahan number four Enda O’Connell in the 61st minute looked like being the cue for a grandstand finish by Ramor.
Ramor pressed forward but Castlerahan ‘keeper Jamie Leahy dived (64) to thwart Ramor’s James Brady who had thrown himself full length to flick the ball goalwards in a desperate bid to pull the fat from the fire.
J Brady (0-3, 2 frees); A Cole (0-2); Matt Magee, Mark Magee, A O’Connell , K Maguire, C Maguire (0-1 each)
O O’Connell (1-1); P Smith, E O’Connell; S O’Reilly (free), O Kiernan, F Flanagan, C Daly, K Cosgrove, B Ennis, C Mackey (0-1 each)
L Brady; Matthew Magee, Mark Magee, B O’Connell; A O’Connell, Jack Brady, B Smith; K Maguire, L Caffrey; E Somerville, S Cadden, C Maguire; James Brady, A Cole, C Bradley.
R Patterson for E Somerville (49); G Mannion for L Caffrey (49); B Coleman for G Mannion (B.C 50); M Smart for K Maguire (59); S Keogan for C Maguire (62).
J Leahy; S Cooney, P Smith, E O’Connell; S O’Reilly, O Kiernan, F Reilly; F Flanagan, C Daly; K Cosgrove, B Ennis, C Mackey; E Flanagan, R Flanagan, O O’Connell.
B Coleman for S O’Reilly (35).
J McQuillan (Kill Shamrocks)
CLARE SHC final: Sixmilebridge 0-21 Cratloe 0-15
A. Morey (0-8, 7 frees); C. Malone (0-4); J. Shanahan, B. Corry, C. Deasy (0-2 each); J. Loughnane, S. Golden, B. Fitzpatrick (0-1 each).
S. Gleeson (0-5, 3 frees); D. Ryan (0-3); R. Considine, C. McInerney (0-2 each); C. McGrath, E. Boyce, B. Connors (free) (0-1 each).
D. Fahy; B. Carey, N. Purcell (j-c); C. Morey; P. Mulready, P. Fitzpatrick, B. Fitzpatrick; S. Golden, E. McInerney, S. Morey (j-c); J. Loughnane, J. Shanahan; B. Corry, C. Malone, A. Morey.
C. Deasy for J. Loughnane (h-t); A. Mulready for B. Corry (60); K. Lynch for A. Morey (60+1); N. Gilligan for J. Shanahan, C. Lynch for E. McInerney (both 60+3).
G. Ryan; O. Murphy, M. Hawes, S. O’Leary; D. Ryan. D. Browne; L. Markham; C. McGrath (c), E. Boyce, S. Gleeson; P. Collins, B. Connors, S. Collins; C. McInerney, R. Considine.
S. Chaplin for B. Connors (h-t); D. Collins for S. Collins (39); J. McInerney for C. McGrath (52);
N. Malone (Éire Óg)
DOWN SFC Final: Kilcoo 1-12 Warrenpoint 0-14
St Peter's Warrenpoint missed out on a first Down SFC title in 66 years losing out to Kilcoo by a single point in Newry.
Dylan Ward's goal eight minutes from time was crucial as Kilcoo clinched a seventh title in eight years.
Kilcoo, under the management of former Slaughtneil Ulster-winning boss Mickey Moran, led 0-6 to 0-5 at the break.
The young dynamic midfield duo of Ward and Ryan McEvoy hit 1-4 between them and lorded the kickouts, while Paul Devlin top-scored for Kilcoo with 0-4 all from placed balls.
Warrenpoint will due a missed goal chance in the second half.
Ross McGarry, who scored 0-9 including seven frees, launched himself at Donagh McAleenan's crossfield pass but the ball went wide of the post.
Kilcoo will play the Derry champions in the Ulster quarter-final on November 3rd.
R McGarry (0-9, 7 frees); A Magill, J Boyle, R McCormack, R Mallon, D McAleenan (free) (0-1 each)
D Ward (1-1); P Devlin (0-4, 3 frees, 1 45); R McEvoy (0-3 frees); M McCourt (free), A Branagan, R Johnston, J Johnston (0-1 each)
G McMahon; A Lynch, P Murdock, R McAleenan; R Boyle, J Boyle, Ciaran McCartan; Cormac McCartan, R Magee; R Mallon, D McAleenan, R McCormack; A Magee, R McGarry, A Darcy
A Magill for R Boyle (45), J Grant for A Magee (48)
M McCourt; N Branagan, A Branagan, N McEvoy; A Branagan, D Branagan, M Rooney; R McEvoy, D Ward; A Morgan, P Devlin, R Johnston; E Branagan, J Johnston, C Laverty
S Johnston for D Branagan (37), A Morgan for E Branagan (52), T Fettes for Morgan (61)
LAOIS SFC final: Portlaoise 0-14 Killeshin 2-7
Portlaoise withstood an almighty challenge from first-time finalists Killeshin to claim the 35th Laois SFC title yesterday.
An early Killeshin goal had them dreaming of an upset, but they trailed 0-5 to 1-0 at half-time following a Portlaoise recovery.
Killeshin struck another goal early in the second half, a brilliant effort from wing-forward Evan Lowry, but they just couldn’t hold on. Portlaoise ground out the win in the end thanks to points from Kieran Lillis, Gareth Dillon and Brian McCormack, as they retained their Laois SFC title, winning their 12th in the last 13 years in the process.
K Lillis, B McCormack (1f), B Glynn, G Dillon (0-3 each), C Boyle, B Carroll 0-1 each.
D Aston (0-6, 2f, 1 45), C Brennan, Evan Lowry (1-0 each),, Eoin Lowry 0-1.
S Coakley; A Mahon, J Mahon, S Attride; M McDermott, S Bolger, D Aston; G Brennan, B Lowry; K Ryan, Eoin Lowry, Evan Lowry; M Doran, C Brennan, A Deering. Subs: B Ryan for Deering (41), R Bolger for Doran (45), P Bolton for McDermott (50), L Attride for B Lowry (54)
M Nolan; D Seale, F Flanagan, B Mulligan; Chris Finn, G Saunders, G Dillon; K Lillis, C McEvoy; D Larkin, C Boyle, B Glynn; B McCormack, B Carroll, R Maher. Subs: D Holland for Maher (40), Colin Finn for Seale (53), R McEvoy for Glynn (58), Craig Rogers for Larkin (62)
B McCann (Portarlington).
LEITRIM SFC final: Glencar/Manor 0-16 Ballinamore 0-15
A Conor Dolan free conversion deep in injury time sealed victory for Glencar/Manor over Ballinamore/Sean O’Heslin’s in a hard fought Leitrim SFC final in Carrick-on-Shannon. Glencar/Manor lead by 0–10 to 0–8 at half-time after Ballinamore had Donal Feely controversially dismissed before the break. They went further ahead after the restart with points from Fearghal Rooney and Adrian Croal.
But 14 man Ballinamore were level by the 43rd minute after Wayne McKeon and Luke Murphy shot 0–2 each. It then was nip and tuck from there to the finish before Dolan landed the winner.
C. Dolan (0–7, 4fs); N. Brady, A. Croal and D. Sweeney (2f) (0–2 each), E. Sweeney, P. Gilmartin & F. Rooney (0–1 each).
W. McKeon (0–7, 6f); L. Murphy (0–5, 4f); D. McGovern, K. McHugh and T. Prior (0–1 each).
A. McDonald; T. McDonald, F. Rooney, T. Coyle; K. McGriskin, B. McDonald, P. Gilmartin; D. Sweeney, P. Maguire; A. Croal, J. Glancy, J. Rooney; N. Brady, E. Sweeney, C. Dolan.
G. Hickey for Coyle (20); R. Flynn for Croal (51); D. Byrne for Brady (58); B. Byrne for T. McDonald (59); D. Maguire for J. Rooney (BC 66).
D. Dolan; C. Moran, O. McCaffrey, M. Murphy; K. McHugh, D. Feely, L. Ferguson; N. McGovern, W. McKeon; M. McGrory, S. Moran, T. Prior; L. Murphy, D. McGovern, B. McGovern.
C. McHugh for C. Moran (HT); A. Burns for McCrory (HT); P. Connaughton for B. McGovern (37); S. McTague for Connaughton (59)
Patrick Guckian (Fenagh/St. Caillin’s).
LONGFORD SHC final: Clonguish Gaels 1-19 Longford Slashers 0-10
Joe O’Brien hit 12 points as Clonguish Gaels were crowned Longford SHC champions for the first time since 2012 when defeating Longford Slashers at Pearse Park, yesterday.
J O’Brien (0-12, 2fs, 1’65), P Barden (1-1), S Gregg (0-3), B Hanley (0-2, 1f), S O’Brien (0-1).
E Donnellan (0-5, 3fs, 1’ 65), G Ghee (0-2), S Stakelum, R Murray, J Casey (0-1 each).
CLONGUISH GAELS: E Daly; G Moore, P Hession, P Corcoran; C Corcoran (K Burke h/t), N O’Connor, M Devlin (B Gordon 17); S Gregg, E Kiernan; B Hanley, S O’Brien, A Sorohan (F Molloy 44); D Gregg (P Barden h/t), J O’Brien, A Corcoran (K Curran 60).
C Gallagher; P Hegarty (S Maguire 40), E Kavanagh, C Regan (C Farrell 54); D Kiernan (R Howlin 45), P Leonard, D Regan; W Tunstead, S Stakelum; R Stakelum (S Farrell h/t), E Donnellan, C Kavanagh; R Murray, G Ghee, J Casey.
K Dooley (Offaly)
MAYO SHC final: Tooreen 0-18 Castlebar Mitchels 1-13
Tooreen secured their 30th Mayo senior hurling championship title and third in a row after a two-point win over outsiders Castlebar Mitchels.
The east Mayo men led 0-10 to 0-7 at the break with Shane Boland and Fergal Boland leading the way on the scoreboard.
Despite the best efforts of a brave Castlebar challenge, who were appearing in their first final since 1998, Tooreen looked well on their way to victory when they led by five points going into injury-time.
A late goal from Padraig O’Flynn cut the gap to two points, but it was too little too late for Castlebar to pull off a surprise win.
Stephen Lenehan; Gary Nolan, Michale Morley, John Cassidy; Conor Henry, Stephen Coyne, David Kenny; Daniel Huane, Conor English; Sean Kenny (0-4, 1f 1 65’) , Fergal Boland (0-3), Sean Regan (0-1); Shane Boland (0-7, 5 frees), Kenny Feeney (0-1), Eoin Delaney.
Cathal Freeman (0-1) for Conor English, Liam Lavin (0-1) for Eoin Delaney, David Harrison for Kenny Feeney, Ciaran Finn for Daniel Ruane
Martin Parson; Seanie Mulroy, James Lowe, Joe Butler; Tony Sweeney, Padraig O’Flynn (1-0), Bernard Kennedy; Shane Nugent, Conor Murray; Andrew Butler (0-3, 1f), Corey Scahill (0-7, 5f, 1 65), Kevin Keena; Darren McTigue, James Gallagher (0-3), Liam Mullins.
Alan Gavin for Kevin Keena, Art O’Suillebhain for Liam Mullins, Kieran Horan for Joe Butler
OFFALY SFC final: Ferbane 2-13 Rhode 0-14
Cian Johnson was the hero for Ferbane in Bord na Móna O’Connor Park yesterday as his two second-half goals powered the West Offaly club to a first senior football crown in 25 years, denying Rhode a four-in-a-row in the process. After losing finals to Rhode in 2016 and 2018, Ferbane were handed a huge confidence boost when Rhode talisman Niall McNamee was deemed unfit to start. Despite that blow they moved 0-5 to 0-1 clear after 13 minutes, with Niall and Brian Darby both on the scoresheet for the village side.
Points from Joe Maher, Cian Johnson and Kevin Nugent got Ferbane within two at half time. They had to weather a ferocious Rhode storm at the start of the second half and while they fell 0-11 to 0-6 behind, a superb goal-line save from captain Stephen Wren kept them in the game. Then in the space of six minutes they hit 2-2 without reply, Johnson firing in both goals which turned the game in their favour.
C Johnson (2-3), J Maher (0-6, 4 f), D Nally, K Nugent, O Kelly, C Flynn (0-1 each).
N Darby (0-7, 6f), A Sullivan (0-3), B Darby, D Garry, C Heavey and A Kellaghan (0-1 each).
D Morris; B Darby, E Rigney, J McPadden; D Kavanagh, J Kavanagh, N Darby; A McNamee, C McNamee; C Heavey, R McNamee, S Hannon; D Garry, A Sullivan, A Kellaghan.
S Sullivan for Heavey (28), S Lowry for Kellaghan (45), N McNamee for Kavanagh (49)
J Cullinan; S Wren, C Lowry, S Nally; D Nally, L Fox, K Nugent; K Higgins, C Cahill; C Flynn, J Maher, A Keenaghan; C Johnson, O Kelly, S Flynn.
J Clancy for S Flynn (H/T), D Kelly for Higgins (40), J Nally for Lowry (44), D Cox for C Cahill (60), K McManus for Nugent (60, bc), P Moore for Maher (60).
ROSCOMMON SFC final: Padraig Pearses 2-10 Roscommon Gaels 1-10
First-half goals from Conor Payne and Hubert Darcy fired Padraig Pearses to the Roscommon SFC title for the first time amid emotional scenes at Dr. Hyde Park. Richard Hughes' injury-time goal threatened to complete an unlikely Roscommon Gaels comeback but Pat Flanagan's side held on to create history for a club that was founded in 1962 and had lost seven finals.
The Gaels, who finished with 13 players when Bryan O'Gara and Cian Connolly were sent off, started with early points from Connolly (free) and Tim Lambe. Conor Daly and Emmet Kelly restored parity before a precise team move ended with Payne palming the ball into the net in the 14th minute. Nine minutes later, it got better for Pearses as Paul Carey picked out Hubert Darcy who blasted to the net from an acute angle. Carey,
Payne and Conor Daly also kicked superb scores as Pearses held a 2-7 to 0-6 lead at the interval. The managed just three more points from Lorcan Daly, Emmet Kelly and Hubert Darcy (free). But Conor Daly and Darcy continued to inspire their side to the most famous of victories, despite Hughes' late goal.
H. Darcy (1-1, 1f), C. Payne (1-1), E. Kelly (0-3, 1f), C. Daly, P. Carey (0-2 each), L. Daly (0-1).
C. Connolly (0-5, 4f), R Hughes (1-0), R. Carolan (0-2, 1f) P. Gillooly, T. Lambe, J. McManus (0-1 each).
P. Whelan; S. Carty, M. Richardson, D. Murray; A. Butler, R. Daly, G. Downey; N. Daly, C. Daly; L. Daly, N. Carty, P. Carey; E. Kelly, H. Darcy, C. Payne.
T. Butler for Kelly (49), A. Duffy for Carey (55), S. Ryan for Payne (60), S. Fahy for Downey (60), N. Finneran for L. Daly (60).
J. Fetherstone; T. Lambe, J. McManus, M. McNeill; K. O’Gara, D. O’Gara, P. Gleeson; M. Healy, K. Kilcline; S. Oates, R. Hughes, B. Kelly; P. Gillooly, C. Connolly, R. Carolan.
M. Nally for Gillooly (39), B. O’Gara for Healy (42), R. Gleeson for McNeill (45), C. Dineen for Kelly (55), J. O’Gara for K. O’Gara (60), R. Walsh for Kilcline (60).
SLIGO SHC final: Naomh Eoin 1-12 Easkey 0-12
Sligo town's Naomh Eoin won their first Sligo SHC title with a three-point defeat of a Joe McHugh-inspired Easkey, 1-12 to 0-12, in a tense decider at Markievicz Park dominated by the winners' midfielder, Tony O'Kelly-Lynch, with Arthur Wall's goal after 57 minutes proving decisive.
T O'Kelly-Lynch (0-8, 6f), A Wall (1-0), P Kilcoyne (0-2), G O'Kelly-Lynch (0-1 pen), T O'Callaghan (0-1).
J McHugh (0-8, 5f, 1 '65'), A Kilcullen (0-2), R McHugh (0-2).
K Brennan, D Hickey, N Feehily, R Feehily, M Munnelly, C Jordan, L Henry, T O’Kelly-Lynch, G O’Kelly-Lynch, T O’Callaghan, P Kilcoyne, D Fidgeon, F O’Kelly-Lynch, A Wall, G Wall
S Henry for G Wall, (23); C Doran for F O’Kelly-Lynch, (44); D Cawley for R Feehily, (50); G Wall for T O’Callaghan, (58).
J Gordon, B Feeney, G Connolly, J Weir, C Hallinan, R McHugh, D Hanley, N Kilcullen, F Cawley, K McGee, M Gordon, I Barrett, A Kilcullen, J McHugh, H Gilroy.
S Mulligan for I Barrett, (ht); C Hallinan for J McHugh, (39, ‘blood’ sub); C Hallinan for K McGee, (49); T Rolston for H Gilroy, (58); E Kilgannon for A Kilcullen, (60); D Rolston for D Hanley, (60+4).
James Judge (Mayo)
TYRONE SFC final: Trillick 0-12 Errigal Ciaran 2-4
L Brennan (0-5, 3 frees, 1 ’45), M Donnelly (0-2), J Garrity, R Donnelly, R Gray, M Gallagher, D Kelly (0-1 each).
P Harte (1-3, 1-0 pen, 1 free, 1 ’45), O Robinson (1-0), Cormac Quinn (0-1).
J Maguire; S O’Donnell, R Kelly, D Kelly; M Gallagher, D Gallagher, R Brennan; R Donnelly, G McCarron; M Donnelly, N Donnelly, R Gray; L Gray, L Brennan, J Garrity.
N Gormley for N Donnelly (58), D McQuaid for M Gallagher (64)
D McAnenly; Ciaran Quinn, A McCrory, Cormac Quinn; S Tierney, N Kelly, P O’Hanlon; B McDonnell, E Kelly, P McAnenly, P Harte, R McRory; O Robinson, Darren Canavan, M Kavanagh.
J Oguz for Robinson (h-t), D McDermott for O’Hanlon (38), Darragh Canavan for Darren Canavan (40), T Canavan for E Kelly (45), S McRory for R McRory (52), T Colhoun for Tierney (57)
Eamonn McHugh (Aghyaran)
WATERFORD SHC final: Ballygunner 1-24 De La Salle 1-15
P. Mahony (0-12, 5 frees), D. Hutchinson (1-3), P. Hogan (0-3), C. Sheahan (0-2), P. Leavy, B. O’Sullivan, T. O’Sullivan, C. Power (0-1 each).
E. Meaney (1-3), C. McCann, J. Dillon, J. Fagan (0-3 each), T. Douglas, A. Farrell, S. McNulty (65) (0-1 each).
S. O’Keeffe, E. Hayden, I. Kenny, B. O’Keeffe, C. Sheahan, Philip Mahony (c), B. Coughlan, M. Mahony, S. O’Sullivan, D. Hutchinson, Pauric Mahony, B. O’Sullivan, P. Hogan, T. O’Sullivan, P. Leavy.
C. Power (jc) for T. O’Sullivan (45); W. Hutchinson for Sheahan and JJ Hutchinson for Leavy (60); B. Power for O'Keeffe (61).
S. O’Brien, R. Duke, C. Giles Doran, M. Doherty, S. McNulty, K. Moran T. Moran, E. Barrett, A. Farrell, P. Nevin, J. Dillon, J. Fagan, E. Meaney, T. Douglas, C. McCann.
S. Ryan for Nevin (45); D. Twomey for Farrell (51).
M. O’Brien (Portlaw).
WESTMEATH SFC final: Garrycastle 2-13 St Loman’s Mullingar 3-6
Garrycastle won their eighth Westmeath senior football title and their first since 2014 in sensational fashion yesterday coming from eight points down at half-time to defeat St Loman’s Mullingar by four points in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar.
Two goals from John Heslin and one from Ken Casey had St Loman’s in front by 3-4 to 0-5 at the break, after Loman’s goalkeeper Jason Daly had saved brilliantly from Alex Gardiner’s penalty.
Early second half points from Eoin Monaghan, Alex Gardiner and Conor Cosgrove (2) brought Garrycastle back into contention before Gardiner scored a 40th-minute penalty. When Eoin Monaghan slotted home a 54th-minute goal Garrycastle led for the first time and late points from Cosgrove and Gardiner sealed a famous win for Garrycastle.
A Gardiner (1-4, 1-0 pen), E Monaghan (1-2), C Cosgrove (0-4, frees, J Dolan, M Monaghan, T O’Halloran (free) (0-1 each)
J Heslin (2-2, 1-0 pen, 0-2 frees), K Casey (1-1), T J Cox, S McCartan, R O’Toole (0-1 each).
S Brennan; M Guiheen, J Donohue, M McCallon; J Dolan, J Gaffey, G McCallon; J Barrett, D Harte; T O’Halloran, E Monagahan, M Monaghan; J Nugent, A Gardiner, D Dolan.
J Sheerin for D Dolan (half time), C Cosgrove for J Nugent (37 mins), G Heneghan for M Monaghan (52 mins), E Mulvihill for T O’Halloran (59 mins), C Mannion for E Monaghan (60+2 mins).
J Daly; S Kelly, S Flanagan, P Dowdall; D Whelan, K Reilly, P Whelehan; F Ayorinde, C Reilly; S McCartan, R O’Toole, D Windsor; K Casey, J Heslin, TJ Cox.
K Regan for F Ayorinde (47), C O’Donoghue for D Whelan (58), G Hickey for R O’Toole (inj, 59), J Cox for K Casey (inj, 60).
D Maher (Ballynacargy).
WEXFORD SFC final: Castletown 3-16 Gusserane O’Rahilly’s 2-10
Castletown had to turn on the style to end a nine-year barren spell with a dramatic victory over Gusserane O’Rahilly’s in what was a thrilling Wexford SFC final at Innovate Wexford Park yesterday afternoon.
Inspired by the experienced James Holmes, who gave a towering attacking display, Castletown had a storming start when a Holmes-inspired move saw Brendan Halpin goal inside 30 seconds of the start, giving them a lead they never subsequently relinquished.
They led 1-7 to 0-2 by the 20-second minute when Gusserane had a Sam Wall goal disallowed for a square infringement, and in a quick counter-attack from the resulting free, Jonathan Bealin blazed home a superb goal. An Adrian Flynn goal minutes before the break hauled Gusserane back into contention, 2-8 to 1-6 at the interval.
When Castletown extended the lead with three unanswered points through James Holmes, Jonathan Bealin and Donnchada Holmes within six minutes of the restart, they looked on their way to a comfortable victory, but Gusserane kept battling and a forty-fourth minute Gavin Sheehan goal reduced the deficit to four points, 2-12 to 2-8.
Gusserane never led in the game and it was always Castletown who were going to finish strongly with sub Robbie Brooks scoring a superb third goal five minutes from the end to seal a dramatic victory and end that long barren spell without a county title.
J Bealin (1-6, 0-2 frees); J Holmes (0-6); R Brooks (1-1); B Halpin (1-0); C Carty, R Heffernan, D Holmes (0-1 each).
A Flynn (1-3, 0-2 frees); G Sheehan (1-0); S Wall, M Rossiter, S Ryan (0-2 each); P Conway (0-1).
A Masterson; J Ahern, D Gardiner, F Roche; C Carty, C Morris, J Gardiner; R Heffernan, L Coleman; J Shaughnessy, B Halpin, D Holmes; J Bealin, B Brosnan, J Holmes. Subs: S Moloney for Shaughnessy (37), R Cody for Ahern (48), R Brooks for J Holmes (53), C Kennedy for D Holmes (59), K Pierce for Gardiner (60), R Farrell for Coleman (60).
M Ryan; J Burford, K Cahill, J O’Connor; A Redmond, M O’Neill, G Sheehan; J Roche, C Kehoe; S Wall, G Cullen, P Conway; M Rossiter, A Flynn, S Ryan.
T Foran for Cahill (37), S Cullen for Kehoe (45), F Ryan for Roche (53).
K Carty (Sarsfields)
WICKLOW SFC final: St Patrick's 0-9 Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney 0-7
St Patrick's completed their second hat-trick of Wicklow SFC titles at Augririm yesterday as they brought their overall haul of crowns won to 15.
The victors dominated the early exchanges with Tommy Kelly's frees helping them to a 0-5 to 0-1 lead after 20 minutes. But points from Philip Healy (free) and Darragh Fitzgerald narrowed the gap to 0-5 to 0-3 at the break.
Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney raced out on the restart as points from Cathal Kelleher, Philip Healy and Andy Maher had them level on 0-6 apiece.
But the Arklow men just could not get their nose in front as scores from Paudge McWalter, Stephen Duffy and Kelly fired the champions to victory.
T Kelly (0-4, 3f), S Duffy (0-2, 2f) B Doyle (0-1), C Ffrench (0-1), P McWalter (0-1).
P Healy (0-3, 3f), D Fitzgerald, C Kelleher, A Maher, C Hyland (all 0-1).
S Doyle, S Murley, M Traynor, W Doyle, C Doyle, C Ffrench, P O'Keane, D Healy, J Crowe, P O'Brien, P McWalter, C McGettigan, P Earls, S Duffy, T Kelly.
B Doyle for P Earls, J Pettigrew for B Doyle, J Delahunt for C McGettigan.
M Travers, T Maher, J Tyrrell, J Hamilton, K Kirwan, C Hyland, A Maher, C O'Brien, S Hurley, C O'Shea, P Gleeson, D Fitzgerald, C Kelleher, P Healy, JP Hurley.
C O'Shea for P Gleeson, D McBride for Cornac O'Shea, T McBride for P Healy, C Kelly for J Tyrrell, P Hempenstall for C Kelleher.
Anthony Nolan, Baltinglass.