Monasterevan advance to IFC final after extra time

Unlucky Kevin's bow out

Tommy Callaghan


Tommy Callaghan


Monasterevan advance to IFC final after extra time

Monasterevan are through to the IFC final and a meeting with Two Mile House following a dramatic replay against St Kevin's at St Conleth's Park this afternoon.

Monasterevan, reduced to 14 men after 21 minutes led at the break 0-7 to 0-5 but Kevin's hit back, with the wind on the resumption to take the led only for Monasterevan to force extra time with a Wayne Fitzplatrick free.

Back to a full contingent Monastrevan led by two at the break in extra time and then held out to clinch a final spot on a final score line Monasterevan 1-15 St Kevin's 0-16.

Scorers: Monasterevan, Wayne Fitzpatrick 0-8 (6 frees), Cormac Stapleton 1-0, Padraig Nash 0-2, Lennie Havens 0-1, Paul Maloney 0-1, Paul Kelly 0-1, Kevin Fitzpatrick 0-1, Mark Kelly 0-1,

St Kevin's Barry Noone 0-6 (3 frees), Ryan Casey 0-4, Mark Grace 0-1, Declan Flaherty 0-2, Cormac Noone 0-1, Conor Murray 0-1, Ross Carew 0-1.

MONASTEREVAN: Robbie White; John O’Toole, Eoin Stapleton, Cormac Stapleton, Kevin Dunne, DJ Earley, Cian Harrison; Gavin Worrell, Lennie Havens; Paul Maloney, Padraig Nash, Paul Kelly; Wayne Fitzpatrick, Ryan Bannon, Kevin Fitzpatrick. Subs: Tristn Kennedy for Gavin Worrrell (43 minutes); Sean Kavanagh for Paul Kelly (52 minutes); Mark Kelly for Kevin Fitzpatrick (52 minutes); Anthny Kavanagh for DJ Earley (64 minutes); DJ Earley for Kevin Dunne (68 minutes); Kevin Fitzpatrick for Padraig Nash (77 minutes)

ST KEVIN'S: Brian Elliott; Alan Bennett, Jason Brosnan, Paddy Walshe, Jamie Smyth, Tom Barron, Brian Fogarty, Mick Kenny, Mark Grace, Dean O'Regan, Ryan Casey, Ross Carew, Conor Murray, Declan Flaherty, Barry Noone. Subs: Tevor McDonald for Mark Grace (41 minutes); Cormac Noone for Dean O'Regan (46 minutes); Cathal O'Leary for Paddy Walsh (start of et); Gary Kelly for Conor Murray (66 minutes); Joe Kenny for Ryan Casey (78 minutes.

REFEREE: Alan Archbold.