Monday 18 December 2017

Marrens provide Curry's spice

Curry 1-16 St Mary's 1-10 SLIGO SFC FINAL

The Marren brothers, Jason and Adrian, produced the golden scores for Curry at Markievicz Park.

Sligo star Adrian kicked 10 points, five in each half, while younger sibling Jason fired a third-minute goal.

St Mary's revival bore some fruit when Stephen Coen's converted penalty squeezed the gap to a point, 1-11 to 1-10, with 15 minutes left, but Mary's failed to score again for the remainder as Curry replied with five unanswered points to seal their first title since 2006.

St Mary's, for whom rugby player Mark Butler was their most consistent performer, were denied a goal less than a minute before Curry's major score as Colm Egan's goal-bound shot was kept out by John O'Hora's point-blank save.

Egan, younger brother of Westlife's Cian, was later unlucky with a 39th-minute point attempt that came off the upright.

Scorers -- Curry: A Marren 0-10 (5f), D Maye 0-5, (2f), J Marren 1-1. St Mary's: M Breheny 0-4 (2f), C Breheny 0-4 (4f), S Coen 1-1 (1-0pen), S Cawley 0-1.

Curry -- J O'Hora; K Morley, S Marren, A Brennan; S Maher, J Feeney, D McDonagh; B McDonagh, S Davey; Ciaran Brennan, A Marren, N McDonagh; Cathal Brennan, D Maye, J Marren. Subs: E Marren for Ciaran Brennan (55), G Maye for Cathal Brennan (62), K Giblin for Maher (62).

St Mary's -- M Rooney; C Carroll, J Martyn, D Martyn; N McManus, J Davey, J Lynch; S Burns, M Butler; C Breheny, M Breheny, M Bree; S Coen, C Egan, S Cawley. Subs: M Hanley for Bree (h-t), Stephen Keenan for D Martyn (h-t), D Carroll for Burns (53), N Smyth for Cawley (54).

Ref -- J Griffin (Calry-St Joseph's).

Irish Independent

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