Penalty puts Moate on road to shock win

Leinster Club JFC final: Moate All Whites (Westmeath) 1-11 Straffan (Kildare) 0-10

Moate All Whites shocked a fancied Straffan in yesterday’s Leinster Club JFC final at Cusack Park, Mullingar.

Moate turned in an excellent first half display to lead 0-8 to 0-3 at the break.

A controversial 32nd minute penalty awarded to Moate and converted by John Corbally laid the platform for victory.

In a tense finish, Straffan’s Rory Byrne was sent off, and then a late free converted by Corbally gave Moate a four-point victory.

Scorers for Moate All Whites: J. Corbally 1-3 (1-0 from a pen, 0-2 frees), B. Berry 0-2, E. Dalton 0-2, J. Madden 0-2, Gavin Murray 0-1, N. Adamson 0-1.

Scorers for Straffan: R. Kelly 0-4 (0-1 free), P. Donovan 0-2, A. Allen 0-2, J. Hanifin 0-1, N. Devane 0-1.

MOATE ALL WHITES: D. McArdle; C. Bracken, D. Buckley, A. Claffey; B. Arigho, R. Gorman, D. Bracken; E. Dalton, J. Madden; Gavin Murray, B. Berry, D. Minnock; D. Adamson, N. Adamson, J. Corbally.

Subs: S. Bracken for B. Arigho (half time), C. Bradley for N. Adamson (49), J. Linnane for Gavin Murray (58).

STRAFFAN: M. Duggan; N. Gaynor, B. Ashe, P. O’Neill; K. Mullahy, C. Gaynor, R. Byrne; P. Donovan, J. Hanifin; E. Neenan, J. Devane, R. Kelly; N. Devane, A. Allen, A. O’Neill.

Subs: P. Coleman for P. O’Neill (12), D. Ashe for E. Neenan (47), J. Tracey for J. Devane (54), D. McHale for J. Hanifin (59).

Referee: Stephen Johnson (Louth).

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