Thursday 21 September 2017

Reilly fires Gaels to 11th straight final

Cavan Gaels 1-13
Mullahoran 0-10
Kingscourt Stars 0-16
Ramor Utd 1-8

champions Cavan Gaels will compete in their 11th successive final after a workmanlike victory over Mullahoran Dreadnoughts.

The turning point came just after the restart when Enda King combined with Martin Dunne and Dominic Reilly for Reilly to rifle to the net for a 1-6 to 0-5 lead.

SCORERS -- Cavan Gaels: S Johnston 0-7 (0-4f), D Reilly 1-0, N Murray 0-3, G Duffy, P Smith, C McClarey 0-1 each. Mullahoran: E O'Reilly 0-6 (0-6f), Philip Brady 0-3 (0-2f), Paddy Brady 0-1.

Cavan Gaels -- E Elliott; M Leddy, C Collins, D McCormack; G Duffy, E Reilly, P Smith; E King, D Reilly; A Forde, M Lyng, N Smith; S Johnston, N Murray, M Dunne. Subs: C McClarey for M Dunne; D Meehan for N Smith; K Crotty for D McCormack; P O'Donnell for N Murray.

Mullahoran -- E Brady; J Reilly, S Smith, D King; D Smith, K Brady, M Brady; C Shiels, D Sheridan; Paul Brady, Paddy Brady, T Nannery; R Lynch, Philip Brady, E O'Reilly. Subs: E Dalton for D King; PP Galligan for Paddy Brady; D Brady for M Brady.

Kingscourt will contest the Cavan SFC final for the first time in 11 years after brushing aside Ramor.

Four points from Barry Reilly steered Kingscourt to a 0-9 to 0-5 half-time lead. Ramor's hopes plummeted when Anton O'Reilly got a second yellow on 43 minutes.

SCORERS -- Kingscourt: B Reilly 0-7 (0-4f), R McCormack 0-6 (0-2f), A Clarke, P Tinnelly, C Smith 0-1 each. Ramor: K Soden 1-5 (0-3f), R Keating 0-2, J Brady 0-1.

KINGSCOURT-- B McCormack; D McMahon, T Wakely, K McCabe; B Tully, A Clarke, JP O'Reilly; C Smith, G Sheenan; B Reilly, P Smith, J McMahon; D Martin, R McCormack, T Malone. Subs: S Og Gargan for D Martin; P Tinnelly for J McMahon; S Russell for K McCabe; S Gray for T Wakely; N McCabe for P Smith.

Ramor Utd -- A Farrelly; S Connolly, G Daly, S Cole; R Farrelly, D Farrelly, A Cahill; S Monaghan, A O'Reilly; P Fitzsimons, K Soden, J Brady (0-1); S Cadden, R Keating, A Cole. Subs: A O'Connell for D Farrelly; J Hopkins for P Fitzsimons; E Daly for S Cole; C Murphy for S Connolly.

Irish Independent

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