Thursday 8 December 2016

Late Coleman point seals replay

Castlerahan 3-8 Ramor United 2-11 Cavan SFC Final

Published 10/10/2016 | 02:30

Castlerahan’s kiss of life came in the 57th minute when Sean Brady’s thunderous shot made it a 3-6 to 2-11 game (Stock picture)
Castlerahan’s kiss of life came in the 57th minute when Sean Brady’s thunderous shot made it a 3-6 to 2-11 game (Stock picture)

Brian Coleman salvaged a replay for Castlerahan with a point four minutes into added time in a gripping final at Kingspan Breffni Park.

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Castlerahan's forwards were slow in getting out of the blocks, but the leg-up they needed came in the 16th minute when full-forward Paul Brady bundled the ball over the line.

Things got even better for Castlerahan three minutes later when Cian Mackey's free put his side in front (1-3 to 0-5).

Their lead lasted just six minutes though, with go-to attacker Adrian Cole getting away with the hint of a push on his marker before setting James Brady up for a classic counter-attack goal.

Ramor continued on the front foot as they sought to embellish their 1-6 to 1-4 interval lead, but speedy Castlerahan sub Oisín O'Connell arrowed his shot on the run into the Ramor net for a shock goal in the 42nd minute.

Castlerahan's kiss of life came in the 57th minute when Sean Brady's thunderous shot made it a 3-6 to 2-11 game.

Ramor's travails increased when Conor Bradley was dismissed on 62 minutes and their woes were complete when their long-held advantage was wiped out by Coleman.

Scorers - Castlerahan: C Mackey 0-5,(4f), P Brady 1-0, S Brady 1-0, O O'Connell 1-0, S McSweeney 0-2, B Coleman 0-1. Ramor Utd: A Cole 1-2, J Brady 1-1, C Bradley (1f), K Mulvanny, J Bradley 0-2 each, B O'Connell, C Maguire 0-1 each.

Castlerahan - J Leahy; S Cooney, B Coleman, E O'Connell; F Reilly, R Flanagan, C McBreen; D Wright, C Daly; D Lynch, P Brady; S McSweeney; E Flanagan, S Brady, C Mackey. Subs: O O'Connell for P Brady; C McEnroe for E Flanagan.

Ramor Utd - A Farrelly; M Smart, D Barkey, J McEnroe; M McGee, B O'Connell, E Sommerville; S Monaghan, S Gaffney; C Maguire, C Bradley, Jack Brady; James Brady, A Cole, K Mulvanny. Subs: J Bradley for C Maguire; M Magee for M Smart; K Maguire for S Gaffney; S Cole for J Brady; S Cadden for S Monaghan.

Ref - Michael Lee (Drumalee)

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