Sport Hurling

Wednesday 21 March 2018

McCrann keeps Gortletteragh alive


(after extra-time)

The destination of the newly named Stephen Dorrigan Cup has yet to be decided after this competitive final in Carrick-on-Shannon.

A Cathal McCrann-pointed free one minute into added time gave Gortletteragh a lifeline that sent the game into extra-time that could not separate the sides.

Cluainin led 1-1 to 0-1 at the break with a Val Cronin goal. Martin O'Donoghue scored Gortletteragh's goal and Patrick Loughlin replied with a goal for Cluainin.

McCrann points boosted Gortletteragh bid for glory, but Cluainin were ahead with points from Gerry Hickey, only for McCrann to secure his side's crucial free.

SCORERS -- Cluainin: V Cronin 1-0, P Loughlin each, G Hickey 0-3 (1 '65', 1f), D Poniard 0-1. Gortletteragh: M O'Donoghue 1-1, C McCrann 0-4 (4f), M Beirne, S Gildea 0-1 each.

CLUAININ -- R O'Snodaigh; P Clancy, S Feeney, P Clerkin; S McTiernan, M Poniard, J O'Brien; D Poniard, M Dolan; D Ryan, B Feeney, G Hickey; A Coleman, C Phibbs, S McTiernan. Subs: V Cronin for C Phibbs; P Loughlin for D Ryan; N McLoughlin for S McTiernan; B Cox for A Coleman; C Cullen for M Poniard.

GORTLETTERAGH -- T McLoughlin; D Kennedy, C Beirne, S Costello; B Duignan, K Egan, D Kennedy; C McCrann, T Beirne; M Beirne, S Mallon, E Madden; K McGrath, M O'Donoghue, S Gildea. Subs: C McCauley for S Mallon; S Mallon for S Gildea; S Gildea for K Egan; S Bohan for D Kennedy; K Egan for M O'Dnoghue; N Beirne for E Madden.

REF -- G Chapman (Sligo).

Irish Independent

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