Thursday 19 September 2019

Dr Crokes made it five Munster titles in 10 years with a nine-point victory over St Joseph's Miltown Malbay

Dr Crokes 1-21  St Joseph's Miltown Malbay 2-09

Dr Crokes players celebrate with the cup following the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Final match between Dr. Crokes and St. Josephs Miltown Malbay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Dr Crokes players celebrate with the cup following the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Final match between Dr. Crokes and St. Josephs Miltown Malbay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
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Dr Crokes of Kerry are Munster champions again after proving way too strong for St Joseph's Miltown Malbay at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon.

Crokes recorded a 21-point win over Cork's St Finbarrs and a 16-point win over Moyle Rovers on their way to the final and had nine to spare today as they captured their fifth provincial title in 10 years.

The game was probably beyond the Clare champions after just 12 minutes as the champions of the Kingdom opened with 1-6 unanswered, including a goal from David Shaw.

An Oisín Looney goal was a first half highlight for the Banner men but they still trailled by 1-10 to 1-4 at the break.

Crokes made a strong start to the second half to put the game to bed and had the luxury if bringing Colm Cooper into the game in the final quarter with the game won.

Miltown Malbay never surrendered and a late Darragh McDonagh goal was deserved but Crokes eased to an eighth provincial title in the end.

Dr. Crokes: Shane Murphy (0-01, 0-01'45); John Payne, Michael Moloney, Fionn Fitzgerald; David O’Leary, Gavin White, Shane Doolan; Johnny Buckley (0-01), Daithi Casey (0-03, 0-02f); Micheál Burns (0-02), Gavin O’Shea (0-01), Brian Looney (0-02); Tony Brosnan (0-07, 0-05f), Kieran O’Leary (0-02), David Shaw (1-01)

Subs: Michael Potts for Doolan (39), Colm Cooper for Looney (44), Alan O'Sullivan for Moloney (48), Jordan Kiely (0-01) for Shaw (49), David Naughton for D. O'Leary (55), Brian Fitzgerald for Burns (58)

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St Joseph’s Miltown: Sean O’Brien; Enda O’Gorman (0-01), Gordon Kelly, Eoin O’Brien; Colin Hehir, Aidan McGuane, Jamesie O’Connor; Oisin Looney (1-00), Conor Cleary; Kevin Keavey (0-01), Brian Curtin, Kieran Malone (0-02); Eoin Cleary (0-03, 0-02f), Darragh McDonagh (1-02), Cormac Murray

Subs: Micheál Murray for Hehir (28, inj), Eoin Curtin for Keavey (HT), Graham Kelly for O'Connor (43), Sean Malone for B. Curtin (49), Euan Reidy for McGuane (55), Gerard Malone for C. Murray (59)

Referee: Alan Kissane (Waterford)

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