Tuesday 6 December 2016

Third time's a treat for Exiles

LONDON 2-20 LOUTH 0-11

Published 05/06/2011 | 05:00

London made no mistake at the third attempt, storming to victory in the Nicky Rackard Cup final.

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Having lost the previous two deciders, the Exiles never looked like losing to Louth at Croke Park, where Cork native Martin Finn laid on a superb display of finishing, hitting 2-8.

London led by 2-7 to 0-7 at half-time and, with substitute Kevin Canty hitting five points in the second half, strode to a comfortable 15-point success.

Scorers -- London: M Finn 2-8 (0-6f, 0-1 '65), K Canty 0-5, S Ryan, M Walsh 0-2 each, N Forde, R O'Connell, J Mulcahy 0-1 each. Louth: D Murphy 0-8 (8f), D Horan, D O'Sullivan, S Fennell 0-1 each.

London: A Ryan; T Hogan, B Costello, C Burke; M Walsh, C Forde, G Hill; E Cooney, K Bolger; R O'Connell, S Ryan, N Forde; P Sloane, M Finn, H Vaughan. Subs: K Canty for Cooney, J Maher for Vaughan, D Maher for Hill, J Mulcahy for Bolger, K Walsh for Sloane.

Louth: E McArdle; M Wallace, C Kerrigan, A Wallace; D Horan, R Byrne, Donagh O'Sullivan; G Smyth, D Dunne; D Kettle, S Callan, D Murphy; B Corcoran, P Brennan, Diarmuid O'Sullivan. Subs: W Morrissey for Brennan, D O'Hanrahan for Smyth, S Fennell for Kettle, K McNally for O'Sullivan, B Hassett for Corcoran.

Referee: M Haverty (Galway).

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