19 Aug 2022

Naas hold off Maynooth rally to capture IHC title

Maynooth battle gamely but come up just short

Naas hold off Maynooth rally to capture IHC title

Naas captured the Haven Hire IHC final this afternoon, defeating a game Maynooth side by just two points.

Naas led at the break 0-8 to 0-4 but had a man sent off in the 35 minute on a straight red an this gave Maynooth the momentum.

They got the lead back to a single point after a goal from Mikey Gillick but Naas held on, led by a powerful performance from Ciaran Ford at no. 11

Final score Naas 0-15 Maynooth 1-10.

Scorers: Naas, Ciaran Tobin 0-7 (65, 4 frees), James McKeon 0-2 (1 free), Conor Dowling 0-2, Darrach Mac Donncha 0-1, Sean Mac Donncha 0-1, Richard Hogan 0-1, Kevin Aherne 0-1,

Maynooth, Mikey Gillick 1-1, Cian Forde 0-5 (5 frees), Tadhg Forde 0-2, Mickey Gillick 0-1, Fiachra Lohan 0-1.

NAAS: Jeff Keane; Donal McSweeney, Conor Gormley, David Delahunty; Ruaraí Goodfellow, Diarmuid Greene, Richard Hogan; Tommy Hennessey, Darrach Mac Donncha; Kevin Aherne, Ciaran Tobin, Sean Mac Donncha; Conor Dowling, James McKeon, Kieron Maher. Subs: Conor Grogan for James McKeon (39 minutes); Al Bergin for Kevin Sherne (58 minutes); Brian Tobin for Kieron Maher (59 minutes).

MAYNOOTH: Seán Breen; Matthew Doran, Joe Brennan, Shane Delaney; Ronan Dunne, Mick Dunne, Robby Moore; Fiachra Lohan, Cian Forde; Fergie Molloy, Tadhg Forde, Mikey Gillick; John Gaule,Stephen O'Brien, Mark Cummins. Subs: Matthew Melia for Mark Cummins (half time); Mike McCormack for Shane Delaney (43 minutes); Kevin Dunne for Stephen O'Brien (43 minutes); Willie Lambe for Fergie Molloy (53 minutes); Neil Deaney for John Gaule (53 minutes).

REFEREE: Killian Jones.

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