Sunday 22 April 2018

Brennan leaves it late

SUBSTITUTE Keith Brennan was the toast of Collon after his injury-time point gave Mattock Rangers back-to-back titles at Drogheda yesterday.

Brennan, one of five brothers on the Mattock panel, came on as a second-half substitute to snatch the winning score.

Cooley had the better of the early exchanges and led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break. Niall Callan crashed the ball to the Cooley net to leave his side ahead by the minimum as full-time loomed, before Gavin Long levelled it in the 57th minute and Brennan hit the winning point.

Scorers -- Mattock Rangers: D Reid 0-4 (0-2f), N Callan 1-0, C Grimes 0-2 (0-2f), A Reid, K Brennan 0-1 each. Cooley Kickhams: B White 0-5 (0-2f), P Sheelan 0-3 (0-2f), J Long, G Long 0-1 each.

MATTOCK RANGERS -- M Englishby; P Bannon, David Brennan, M Sherlock; S Gilsenan, D Englishby, N Callan; D Bannon, C Grimes; A Reid, M Brennan, D Reid; Darren Brennan, R Brennan, N Sharkey. Subs: R Lenaghan for Sharkey (30), M McKeown for David Brennan (h-t), K Brennan for Darren Brennan (42), S Grimes for R Brennan (55).

COOLEY KICKHAMS -- S Quigley; F Murphy, C McGuinness, PJ McGivern; A Page, R Brennan, J Kane; D Hughes, S O'Neill; P Sheelan, A McGuinness, K White; S McDonald, B White, C Sheelan. Subs: J Long for McDonald (20), B Donnelly for C Sheelan (47), G Long for K White (55), S Donnelly for P Sheelan (59).

REF -- D Murtagh.

Irish Independent

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