Mullinavat retain title

Mullinavat retained the Senior Football title after a win against Muckalee.The game was played before a good attendance in sunny Bennettsbridge. It was the challengers first appearance in the final since 2015. Tom Breen opened the scoring but it was Mullinavat who settled the better with an early goal and points, the reply was a goal from Ollie Walsh with the assist from Sean Maher, and a  point from Tom Morrissey with a quarter of the game elapsed. From this to break a converted penalty to the champions, and two black cards to the Muckalee defenders had an undue impact on the game. Two further scores from Brian Coady and Tom Breen left the score at the break 2-5 to 1-4 in favour of Mullinavat. The second half was dominated mostly by Mullinavat, despite this Muckalee kept on trying and added a goal from Mick Morrissey with the assist from John Maher and points for Bryan Byrne, Ollie Walsh, John Maher and Colin McGrath. Muckalee had five newcomers introduced by the managment this year,well done to the men from the south on winning the double in fine style. Final score 5-11 to 2-9.

Team Stephen Murphy, Damien Tynan, James Maher, Noel Darcy, Colm Kealy, Paddy Nolan, Jason Shore, Thomas Breen0-2,Mick Morrissey (Capt.)1-0, Brian Coady 0-1, Tom Morrissey 0-1, John Mulhall, Ollie Walsh 1-1, Bryan Byrne 0-1, Sean Maher.

John Coonan, John Maher 0-1, Colin McGrath 0-2, Eugene Maher (used), Shane Kinsella (used), Tom Walsh, David Walsh, Eoin Murphy, Jack Nolan, Adrian Farrell, Luke Maher, Tommy Quirke, Mark Coady, Ciaran Fitzpatrick, John Joe Kelly Matthew Cullen, Robert Reid, Adam Comerford (inj.) Joe Maher (inj.)

Manager John Maher

Selectors Tom Cullen, John Maher, Eoin McGrath, Paul Maher, Robert Shore


Ref. Sean Cleere