Friday 20 April 2018

Crossmaglen claim Ulster Club SFC title

Crossmaglen defeated Kilcoo to win the Ulster Club SFC
Crossmaglen defeated Kilcoo to win the Ulster Club SFC

All-Ireland champions Crossmaglen won their third successive Ulster Club SFC title as they recorded a 3-9 to 1-9 victory over Kilcoo at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh.

An explosive start saw the Rangers net two goals in the opening three minutes, through Oisin McConville (pen) and Aaron Kernan as they roared into an 11 points lead.

It was 2-6 to 0-3 at half-time, but the Down men narrowed the gap to three points with an Anthony Devin goal in 40 minutes.

The Armagh champions had Michael McNamee (straight red) and Jamie Clarke (second yellow) sent off, but still managed to finish strongly with a Kyle Brennan goal.

Dr Crokes of Kerry retained the Munster SFC title as they defeated Cork champions Castlehaven by 0-19 to 0-12 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Colm Cooper, Daithi Casey, Kieran O'Leary and Brian Looney all hit the target to help them to a 0-11 to 0-4 interval lead.

Cooper and Looney continued to fire over scores in the second half, and despite a late flourish - which produced points from Mark Collins, Sean Cahillane and David Burns - the Cork men fell well short.

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