Brady secures crown for Mullahoran
Mullahoran 1-8 Kingscourt Stars 0-7 CAVAN SFC FINAL
Philip Brady's goal three minutes from time set the seal on a 12th title success for Mullahoran.
The clinching score came after 2010 champions Kingscourt threatened to level the game for the sixth time.
Kingscourt trailed by 0-3 to 0-1 after 12 minutes but went on to enjoy both territorial advantage and the lion's share of possession, powering their way into a 0-4 to 0-3 lead.
Mullahoran's go-to-guy Enda O'Reilly stepped up to the mark in the run-up to the interval to leave the sides deadlocked at five points apiece.
Kingscourt edged into a 0-7 to 0-5 lead in a slow-to-the-boil third quarter before Mullahoran pounced on their opponents' lack of a killer punch and three O'Reilly frees preceded Brady's major late on.
scorers -- Mullahoran: Enda O'Reilly 0-6 (5f), Philip Brady 1-0, Eddie O'Reilly, R Lynch 0-1 each. Kingscourt: B Reilly 0-3 (1f), C Smith, P Faulkner, S Og Gargan, P Smith (f) 0-1 each.
Mullahoran -- E Brady; S Smith, K Brady, J Reilly; D Sheridan, Patrick Brady, M Brady; C Shiels, PP Galligan; R Lynch, Enda O'Reilly, Paul Brady; Philip Brady, Eddie O'Reilly, F Brady. Subs: C McGee for Smith (inj, 13), T Nannery for Reilly (46), D Smith for Lynch (59).
Kingscourt Stars -- J Farrelly; P Faulkner, T Wakely, S Grey; B Tully, A Clarke, K McCabe; C Smith, P Smith; J McMahon, J Dillon, B Reilly; T Malone, R McCormack, S Og Gargan. Subs: P Tinnelly for Dillon (h-t), D Martin for Gargan (55), G Sheenan for McMahon (58), K Smith for Malone (59).
Ref -- J McQuillan.