County Final ends all square

On a dry but blustery evening Muckalee appearing in their seventh succesive Senior Football Final faced reining Champions Railyard in Nowlan Park a repeat of last years final. It was the Champions who made the brighter opening Ronan Walsh  pointing in the second minute, Muckalee got off the mark in the eleventh with a free from Colin McGrath after a foul on Aidan Murphy. Joe Maher was next to score a point followed by two for the Railyard Sean Dowd and Philip Roche . A strong finish with three points a free from Colin McGrath when John Maher was fouled and a brace from Eoin McGrath to leave the score 0-5 to 0-3. On the resumption Cormac McDonald pointed John Maher pointed a free after he was fouled. The next two score weny to Caleb Roche a poited free and a 45 that ended in the net for the games only goal . Their was still ten minutes on the clock and a great effort earned Muckalee a draw with two pointed frees from Colin McGrath the first a foul on himself the second a foul on John Maher. In a frantic  finish both sides had chances to win but in goes to a replay. Final score 0-8 t0 1-5. Muckalee will rue the amount of wides they had during the game and the loss of Paul Maher who failed a fitness test before the game still it was a well contested and sporting game for the fans

Stephen Murphy, Noel Darcy, Oliver Walsh, Aiden Murphy, James Maher, Patrick Nolan, Mick Morrissey, Joseph Maher 0-1,Brian Byrne, Tom Morrissey, John Maher 0-1,Shane Coonan, Colin McGrath 0-4, Eoin McGrath 0-2, Robert Shore.

Subs.John Coonan,Fionn Lawlor (used), Brandon Sheehan (used),Jason Shore(used), Martin Dowling, Paul Maher( Inj.)  Eugene Maher, Shane Dowling, Shane Egan, Aiden Egan, Damien Egan, Conor Kinsella (hols), Jack Dowling, Luke Maher, Brian Cahill, Paddy Brennan, James Kelly,Eoin Murphy.

Managment Tom Cullen, Martin Dowd,and Larry Maher.

Ref>Eugene Ryan

4/7 /20