Revenge for Cnoc Mhuire
Cnoc Mhuire Granard 1-12 Ballymahon Convent 1-5
Cnoc Mhuire gained revenge over Ballymahon for last year's final defeat with a fine victory at Abbeylara yesterday.
Champions Ballymahon started well and had two points on the board before Cnoc Mhuire got off the mark. But five unanswered points sent Granard in two up at the break. Ballymahon drew level through an Eoin Coughlan goal but Cnoc Mhuire stepped up a gear and Aidan McElligott netted late on to add gloss to his side's victory.
Scorers -- Cnoc Mhuire: R Smyth 0-4 (0-1f), A McElligott 1-1, E Reilly 0-3, J McGivney, W O'Hara, C Lynn, A McFarland 0-1 each. Ballymahon: E Coughlan 1-1 (0-1f), K McLoughlin, M Rock 0-2 each.
Cnoc Mhuire -- C Dalton; D Murphy, S McKeown, S Sheridan; Dan Reilly, J McGivney, L Sullivan; A Baxter, D McGivney; M Cullen, W O'Hara, C Lynn; E Reilly, R Smyth, A McElligott. Subs: A McFarland for Lynn 40, P Kelly for Reilly 44.
Ballymahon -- G Higgins; J Gill, J Rock, L Masters; N Casserley, B O'Farrell, E Donlon; K McLoughlin, S Donohoe; R Connor, E Coughlan, M Rock; P Farrell, O Hogan, D Quinn. Subs: P Keegan for Donlon 39, J Casserley for Hogan 49, John Reid for Quinn 57.
Ref -- F Toher.