Byrne Cup win

St Martins defeated Shamrocks of Ballyhale in the Byrne Cup final which was called off earlier in the week due to the bad weather. Shamrocks had first use of a strong cross field  breeze and the half time score was 9 points each. Martins added two goals in the second half the first came from a pass  from John Mulhall to Joe Maher who finished well, the second came from James Dowling who was set up by John Maher. Shamrocks replied with a goal of their own in the dying moments to leave the full-time score 2-12 to 1-13. Johns Park was in in good condition and the good size crowd enjoyed a well contested final. The Cup was presented to Martins Captain Patrick Nolan by Joe Pyke County Board rep.

Team Colin McGrath, Brendan Maher, Ronan Maher, Shane Cadigan, Oliver Walsh, Patrick Nolan, Niall Moran, Paul Maher, James Dowling 1-0, Joe Maher 1-1, Robert Shore 0-2 Brian Mulhall 0-1, Eoin McGrath, John Maher0-6,4f, John Mulhall 0-1. Subs: Mark Murphy,James Maher(used), Mick Morrissey(used),  Brian Byrne (used), Luke maher (used), Don Callinan(used),Brian Cadigan,  Eugene Maher, Noel Darcy, Aidan Murphy, Thomas Walsh.

Manager Sean O Neill.

Selectors John McGrath, Brendan Morrissey, Jonny Brennan. Skills Coach Niall Moloney.

First Aid Dermot lalor

Ref. Eugene Ryan.

!8 Aug.2012