Moorefield retain their senior crown

Athy's late come back comes up short

Tommy Callaghan

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Moorefield retain their senior crown

Kevin Murnaghan squeezes past Mick Foley

Moorefield made it back-to-back senior titles with a three point win over Athy at St Conleth's  Park,this afternoon.

Two goals early in the opening half set up the win and when Athy lost keeper Stephen Davies to a straight red in 16 minutes the mens pointed towards Moorefield who led at the break to 2-5 treto 0-2.

Athy certainly did not lie down and two late goals got them within touching distance late on but there was no stopping Moorefield who retained their title on a final score line of 2-12 to 2-9.


Scorers: Moorefield, Adam Tyrrell 0-6 (3 frees), Eddie Heavey 1-1, Mark McDermott 1-0, Niall Hurley Lynch 0-2, Eanna O'Connor 0-2 (1 free), Roli Sweeney 0-1,.


Athy, Kevin Feely 2-0 (1 penalty), James Eaton 0-1, Liam McGovern 0-4 (3 frees), Niall Kelly 0-2, Cian Reynolds 0-1, Sean Ronan 0-1.

MOOREFIELD: Tom Corley; Liam Callaghan, Liam Healy, Sean Healy; Kevin Murnaghan, Anthony Durney, James Murray cpt.; Daryl Flynn, Aaron Masterson; Daryl Flynn, Aaron Masterson; Cian O'Connor, Eddie Heavey, Eanna O'Connor; Mark McDermott, Adam Tyrrell, Niall Hurley Lynch. Subs: Ian Meehan for Eddie Heavey (46 minutes); Adam Sweeney for Sean Healy (54 minutes); Aaron Mullins for Cian O'Connor (55 minutes); Ciaran Kelly for Roli Sweeney (black card 60 minutes); Jason Phillips for Niall Hurley Lynch (62 minutes).


ATHY: Stelphen Dvies; Tomás Foley Killian Mulhall, Connor Ronan; Sean Ronan, David Hyland, John Moran; Kevin Feely cpt., Pascal Connell; Liam McGovern, Mark Hyland, James Eaton; Mick Foley, Tony Gibbons, Niall Kelly. Subs: Paddy dunne for Mick Foley (blood sub 8-9 miutes); Matthew Anderson for Conon Ronan (16 minutes); Cian Reynolds for Mick Foley (39 minutes); Barry Kelly for Tony Gibbons (43 minutes); Paddy Dunne for Pascal Connell (black card 44 minutes); Conor Ronan for Tomas Foley (black card 53 minutes).


REFEREE: Billy O'Connell.