Price seals deal for Clonkill
Clonkill 1-14 Raharney 1-10
Clonkill dethroned Raharney in a disappointing decider played in cold but dry conditions in Mullingar yesterday.
The first half failed to ignite. The best chance of a goal came in the seventh minute when Clonkill's Luke Folan bore down on the Raharney goal but failed to pass the ball with some better-placed colleagues available.
At the break, Clonkill led by 0-7 to 0-5.
Two converted frees from Brendan Murtagh doubled his side's advantage early in the second half. At the other end, Cormac Boyle pointed and Clonkill led by 0-10 to 0-7 after 40 minutes.
Paul Greville slotted over a monster free for Raharney and the holders took the lead in the 42nd minute when Killian Doyle found the net in style.
Captain Paddy Dowdall (who, with substitute Kelvin Reilly added hurling medals to the football honours won a week earlier with St Loman's, Mullingar) quickly equalised.
There followed a fine move involving Luke Folan and Anthony Price, with Niall Dowdall blasting the ball past Andrew Doyle.
Eoin Price scored Clonkill's insurance point in added time.
Scorers: Clonkill - N Dowdall 1-4, B Murtagh 0-4 (4fs), P Dowdall, Anthony Price 0-2 each, Adam Price, E Price 0-1 each. Raharney - K Doyle 1-2, R Greville 0-4 (4fs), C Boyle 0-3, P Greville 0-1 (f).
Clonkill - G Healy; S Power, C Scally, J Fagan; L Folan, B Murtagh, A McGrath; P Dowdall, E Price; M Heffernan, Adam Price, C Crentsil; N Mitchell, N Dowdall, Anthony Price. Subs: D Egerton for Crentsil (34), A Dowdall for Mitchell (39), K Reilly for Heffernan (46), M Keegan for Fagan (60 + 1), P Walsh for N Dowdall (inj., 60 + 4).
Raharney - A Doyle; T Doyle, D Giles, C Jordan; G Greville, P Greville, A Sheils; N Flanagan, C Boyle; K Doyle, F Boyle, R Greville; J Shaw, J Boyle, C Doyle. Subs: P Byrne-Colgan for T Doyle (20), S Quinn for Giles (inj., 33), B Connaughton for J Boyle (41), J Goonery for F Boyle (47), M Glennon for Flanagan (51).
Ref - B Kelly (St Oliver Plunkett's)