League Win

Muckalee and Railyard squared up for Senior Football League 2014 title in Canon Kearns park. The title holders made a bright start when Colin McGrath pointed a free on three minutes after a foul on Brandon Sheehan who was making his first final debut, three further  points two from Colin and one from James Maher had Muckalee  leading by four points, despite this start Railyard were level on twenty minutes  and took the lead coming up to the break.  Two long range points from Michael Morrissey and Bryan Byrne restored the lead, half time score 0-6 to 0-5. Sterling defender Conor Kinsella had to be replaced before the break due to injury   his replacement Patrick Brennan coming on to play well in his first final. Despite a sleat shower and a strong cross field wind only one wide was recorded in the first half by either side. A pointed free by Colin opened the scoring in the new half.  With little between the sides the first goal was going to be important and it came to Muckalee  a long delivery from midfield was fielded by Brandon Sheehan he passed to Oliver Walsh and he fed Colin to finish in style. Shane Coonan and James added two points and when Brandon was fouled in the square Colin stepped up to despatch the football to the corner giving the goalie no chance in the forthy fourth minute. Tom Morrissey was unlucky with a late effort coming back off the angle of post and cross bar . Railyard came storming back with a fine goal and were striving hard for more but  stout defending by the Murphy’s Alan and Aidan,Noel Darcy , Martin Dowling ,Patrick Nolan  goalie John Coonan all kept them out.  Final score 2-9  to 1-6. County Chairman Tom Brennan presented this years Captain Oliver Walsh with the Shield and congratulated the teams on their play.

Team John Coonan, Noel Darcy, Alan Murphy, Aidan Murphy, Conor Kinsella, Patrick Nolan, Martin Dowling, Michael Morrissey 0-1,Oliver Walsh (Capt.) Tom Morrissey, James Maher 0-2, Shane Coonan 0-1, Bryan Byrne 0-1,Colin McGrath 2-4, Brandon Sheehan.

Subs. Brian Cahill,Patrick Brennan(used),  Eugene Maher, Shane Egan, Adrian Farrell, Damien Egan, Jack Dowling, Aidan Egan.

Manager Martin Dowd Selectors Larry Maher, Ronan Ruane, Pauric Keegan

Ref. Peter Burke

22/march 2014