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Tuesday 24 January 2017

Kennedy unstoppable as Athenry reclaim title

Athenry VS 3-10
Davitt College, Castlebar 1-5

Published 10/03/2011 | 05:00

Craig Kennedy was the hero as Athenry powered to victory in the Connacht VS Senior 'A' football final in Garrymore yesterday.

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It was Athenry's second crown in three years and Kennedy led the way, scoring 1-3. He set up the opening goal with a driving run -- after his shot careered back off the post, it fell to Dylan Murphy, who finished to make it 1-2 to 0-2.

Moments later Kennedy drove a shot past Martin Corcoran. It was 2-4 to 0-5 at the interval.

After the break, Kennedy's magic created Athenry's third goal in the 38th minute. His pass found Michael Hession and he beat Corcoran to make it a 10-point lead.

Midway through the half, Athenry's Kieran Forde was shown his second yellow card.

Scorers -- Athenry VS: C Kennedy 1-3, M Hession 1-2 (0-2f), P Flaherty 0-3 (2f); D Murphy 1-0, K Forde; C Blade 0-1 each. Davitt College: G Concannon 1-1 (1-0pen), C Finnerty 0-2 (1f), J Ivers; D O'Connor 0-1 each.

Athenry VS -- J Joyce; S Linnane, K Killilea, P Prendergast; B Melia, D Maher, K Divilly; C Blade, P Flaherty; C Kennedy, M Hession, K Forde; C Mannion, B Keane, D Murphy.

Davitt College -- M Corcoran; S Staunton, J Geraghty, D Staunton; D O'Connot, B Murphy, R Fadden; D Flannery, S Concannon; J Ivers, P Colleran, G Ralph; C Finnerty; G Concannon, R Neary. Subs: P Corcoran for Ralph (h-t), K Mulchrone for Neary (h-t), B Burke for Colleran (55), E Tuffy for O'Connor (57).

Ref -- J Glavey (Mayo).

Irish Independent

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