Celbridge crowned Kildare senior hurling champions

Second half scoring spree too much for defending champions Ardclough

Tommy Callaghan

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Celbridge crowned Kildare senior hurling champions

Celbridge Patrick Curtin breaks free from the attentions of Ardclough Mark Lynam during the 2018 Haven Hire Senior Hurling Championship Final played at St Conleths Park, Newbridge

Celbridge regained the Kildare Haven Hire SHC defeating defending champions, Ardclough, on a final score line of Celbridge 2-16 Ardclough 1-15 at St Conleth's Park, Newbrige, this afternoon.

Ardclough led at the break by two points albeit somewhat fortuitious, 1-7 to 1-5 but on the resumption Ardclough increased that lead to four points but Celbridge soon moved into a higher gear and a goal in the 43 minute from Tom Fitzgerald put them on their road to victory.

Celbridge led 2-15 to 1-11 on 52 minutes but Ardclough threw everything into it reducing the lead back to three but that was as near as they got as Billy White fired over the final free of the game to clinch it on a final score of Celbridge 2-16 Ardclough 1-15.

Ardclough 1-15


Celbridge 2-16


Scorers: Celbridge, Tom Fitzgerald 1-3, Fergal Conway 1-1, Mark Maloney 0-3, Billy White 0-3 (3 frees), Sam White 0-2 (2 frees), Leo Quinn 0-2, Kevin Murphy 0-1, Tom finnerty 0-1.

Ardclough, Martin Fitzgerald 0-7 (6 frees, 65), Paul Fitzgerald 1-1, Tony Spain 0-3 (1 free), Paudie Ryan 0-3, Niall Delahunt 0-1.

CELBRIDGE: Niall Lanigan; Patrick Curtin Fiachra Ó Muinecaháin, Sean O'Sullivan; Kevin Murphy, Niall Ó Muineacháin, Michael O'Donovan; Shane O'Flynn, Billy White; Sam White, Tom Fitzgerald, Fergal Conway; Leo Quinn, Mark Moloney, Tom Finnerty. Subs: Francis O'Reilly for Sam White (54 minutes).


ARDCLOUGH: Ronan O'Malley; Sean Buggy, David Collins, Ronan Maguire; Aran Kelly, Enda Duane, Richie Hoban; Niall Delahunt, Paudie Ryan; Tony Spain, Jonathan Reeves, Liam Hanley; Mark Lynham, Martin Fitzgerald, Paul Fitzgerald. Subs: Colm Buggy for Jonathan Reeves (41 minutes); Robbie Spain for Aran Kelly (45 minutes); Sean Whelan for MarkLynham (50 minutes); Matt Stepleton for Enda duane (53 minutes),


REFEREE: Niall Colgan.