Cluainín retain crown

Cluainín 3-14 Carrick 1-10
Led by Man of the Match Gavin O’Hagan, Cluainín outplayed Carrick for almost the entire game to retain their county crown at Carrick-on-Shannon.

Cluainín got off to a great start with a Kevin Clerkin goal just after the throw-in. Errors by Carrick ’keeper Alan Duffy saw further goals conceded to Karl McDermott at the end of the first half and to Clerkin again within three minutes of the restart.

Carrick trailed by just two points at the interval (1-6 to 2-5) but only added four Clement Cunniffe second half points while Cluainín registered 1–9.

Vinny McDermott hit a 19th minute Carrick goal while Cunniffe added four points, plus a point each from Brian Carroll and James Kane.

Scorers Cluainín: G. O’ Hagan 0-10 (nine frees), K. Clerkin (2-0), K. McDermott (1-1), N. McLoughlin (0-2), D. Poniard (0-1).

Scorers for Carrick: C. Cunniffe (0-8 (seven frees), V. McDermott (1-0), B. Carroll, J Kane (0-1 each).

CLUAINÍN: V. Cronin; P. Clerkin, M. Poniard, P. Clancy; P. Loughlin; S. Feeney, S. McTiernan; D. Poniard, M. McKeon; M. Dolan, N. McLoughlin, J. Rooney; K. McDermott, G. O’Hagan, K. Clerkin.

Subs: B. Feeney for Dolan (48); J. O’Brien for McTiernan (57); C. Beattie for K. Clerkin (60).

CARRICK: A. Duffy: D. Butler, T. Glancy, S. Glancy; B. Murray, D. Byrne, C. Maguire; C. Cunniffe, G. McGovern; J. Kane, D. Hughes, C. Morton; D. Deegan, V. McDermott, B. Carroll.

Subs: B. Kane for S. Glancy (37); L. Morton for Maguire (38); A. Doherty for Carroll (52); S. O’Toole for Byrne (53); C. O’Reilly for Deegan (54).

Referee: J. Sexton (Cork).



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