Tuesday 26 September 2017

McCarthy key for Calry/St Joseph's

Calry/St Joseph's 2-12 An SpidEal 2-10

Connacht club JHC Final

Calry/St Joseph's won back-to-back titles for the first time with victory over the Galway champions.

The Sligo champions raced into a three-point lead but An Spideal kept in touch with wing-forward and captain Fergal O Mainin who hit four frees.

Ciaran Breathnach then netted for An Spideal, but the holders replied with a goal from Eolan McCarthy to leave the scores 1-7 to 1-5 at the break.

After the break, Sean O Curraoin netted for An Spideal but Calry/St Joseph's came back via a brilliant goal from Kevin Gilmartin. And two points late on from McCarthy sealed the win.

Scorers – Calry/St Joseph's: K Raymond 0-5 (2fs, 2 '65s'), E McCarthy, K Gilmartin 1-1 each, C Griffin 0-3, D Burke 0-2. An Spideal: F O Mainin 0-9 (7fs), C Breathnach 1-1, S O Curraoin 1-0.

Calry/St Joseph's – C Madden; F Keown, M Larkin, N Treacy; F Coyne, L Reidy, J Kenny; R Cox, K Raymond; C Griffin, D Cox, K Gilmartin; D Burke, D Collery, E McCarthy. Sub: F Keown for Burke (42).

An Spideal – M O Duinn; D O Flatharata, T O Caoimh, P O Mainín; S O Fatharta, M O Curraoin, M Breathnach; S O Curraoin, L O Conghaile; PE O Curraoin, F O Curranigh, F O Mainin; A O Curraoin, C O hEochaidh, C Breathnach. Sub: E O hEochaidh for O Conghaile (36).

Ref – J McGrath (Westmeath)

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