Tuesday 12 December 2017

Moloney stars as Celbridge edge it

MAN of the match Mark Moloney scored five points as reigning champions Celbridge secured their second successive crown in Newbridge.

After a lively opening quarter Celbridge led by 0-5 to 0-4, but scores then stopped flowing and it was just 0-7 to 0-6 for the winners at the break.

Tony Murphy fired over in the 42nd minute to give the reigning champions a three-point cushion, 0-9 to 0-6.

Coill Dubh were unable to get in front as the sides went score for score and two late Moloney points helped Celbridge edge it.

SCORERS -- Celbridge: M Moloney 0-5, B White 0-3 (0-3f), L Quinn 0-2, C Kenny, T Murphy 0-1 each. Coill Dubh: T Byrne 0-5 (0-3f, 0-1 '65'), C Byrne 1-0, A McAndrew 0-2, Jonathon Byrne 0-1.

CELBRIDGE -- N Lanigan; T Finnerty, P Curtin, C Ryan; A McDonagh, D Moloney, N Ó Muineacháin; D Butler, B White; M Moloney, C Kenny, L Quinn; S Ó Cearúil, F Ó Muineacháin, T Murphy. Subs: P Moloney for Curtin (h-t); J Houlihan for Ó Cearúil (52), P Moore for Quinn (57).

COILL DUBH -- D Byrne; M Grace, N Casey, M O'Callaghan; A Carew, T Carew, E O' Neill; D Behan, Jonathon Byrne; R Hayden, T Byrne, M Delaney; L Reilly, A McAndrew, C Byrne. Subs: John Byrne for Delaney (40), R Carew for T Carew (52).

REF -- D Peppard.

Irish Independent

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