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McGrath Passion play cuts down Mountrath

Shan McGrath's second-half supershow sealed victory for Cross and Passion, Ballycastle in Saturday's final

McGrath scored 1-2 in the space of five minutes to hand the Antrim boys a seven-point lead, before Mountrath's sole second-half scorer Dylan Conroy bagged a late consolation goal.

Cross and Passion were beaten finalists last year but made up for that defeat.

Scorers - Cross and Passion: S McGrath 1-3, C McClafferty 0-5 (3fs), S Hunter & D McShane 0-2 each, T Butler, C Patterson, J McErlain & A O'Boyle 0-1 each. Mountrath: D Conroy 1-4 (0-4fs), A Dunphy 0-4, S Dunphy 0-2, C Hiney, J Lennon 0-1 each.

Cross and Passion - C Butler; C Blair, S McBride, P Graham; C McGaughan, O Laverty, C Boyd; C McClafferty, T Butler; J McErlain, S Hunter, C Patterson; S McGrath, A O'Boyle, D McShane. Subs: G Óg Laverty for Blair (ht), C Connor for McCaughan (53), C Dallas for Patterson (60+2).

Mounrath - S Cuddy; S Moore, K O'Rourke, E Peters; B Quinlan, C Phelan, J Cranny; S Dunphy, P Williams; A Dunphy, D Lalor, D Conroy; C Hiney, J Lennon, M Dowling. Subs: D Connolly for Quinlan (36), S Phelan for Lalor (45), O Bennett for Dowling (58).

Ref - D Kirwan (Cork).

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