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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Sweeney ices cake in emphatic Kilteen victory sweeney puts seal on emphatic kiltane victory

Kiltane 3-10 Boyle 2-4

Kiltane packed too much punch up front for Boyle in a lively clash at MacHale Park, Castlebar.

Kiltane packed too much punch up front for Boyle in a lively clash at MacHale Park, Castlebar.

The killer score came 12 minutes from time when Martin Gallagher slotted home a second goal for Mayo champions Kiltane to extend the lead to seven points. Five minutes from time, former Mayo player Mikey Sweeney scored a third to seal an emphatic win. The second Boyle goal came from full-back David Callaghan in injury-time.

Although leading by just three points at half-time – 1-6 to 1-3 – Kiltane were the better team by a distance but found it difficult to break down the Roscommon side's resolute defence.

Mayo minor star Tommy Conroy set up the opening goal of the match after 10 minutes which was put away by Sean Gaughan to give them a 1-3 to 0-1 lead.

However, Boyle hit back with a superb goal of their own, Mark O'Connor firing home from 25 yards on 15 minutes after Tadhg McKenna intercepted a stray Kiltane pass.

SCORERS – Kiltane: M Sweeney 1-3, M Gallagher, S Gaughan 1-0 each, D Carey 0-2, T Conroy, J Reilly, PJ Gaughan, S Lindsay, J Healy (f) 0-1 each. Boyle: M O'Connor 1-1 (0-1f), D Callaghan 1-0, S Smith (f), R Hannon, E Smith 0-1 each.

KILTANE – M J Reilly; K Ginty, D Carey, R Corrigan; PJ Gaughan, T Gaughan, S Gaughan; J Reilly, J Healy; M Gallagher, S Lindsay, U Corrigan; M Sweeney, T Conway, E Barrett. Subs: S Gallagher for M Gallagher (46), S Carey for Lindsay (54), O Munnelly for E Barrett (55), J Scanlon for D Carey (55). C Carey for K Ginty (55).

BOYLE – T Lowe; C Brennan, D Callaghan, C Cox; M Hanmore, S Purcell, T McKenna; C Cox, E Smith; M O'Connor, C Smith, J Suffin; D Smith, D O'Connor, M O'Donoghue. Subs: R Hannon for C Smith (45), A Sharkey for M Hanmore (52) C Beirne for C Cox (52).

REF – M Duffy (Sligo).

Irish Independent

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