Friday 19 January 2018

Rangers battle back

Mt Leinster Rangers 1-13 Middletown 1-11

Mount Leinster Rangers, Carlow came from five points behind to claim victory over Middletown Na Fianna, Armagh at Croke Park last night.

Mount Leinster Rangers had full-back Brian Nolan red-carded, but they managed to hang on in a tense finish.

Scorers -- Mount Leinster Rangers: D Murphy 0-10 (10f), E Doyle 1-1, D Phelan, E Byrne 0-1 each. Middletown Na Fianna: M Maguire 1-3, D Carvill 0-5 (5f), M Moan 0-2, P McBride 0-1.

Mount Leinster Rangers: F Foley; G Kelly, B Nolan, K Lawlor; J Hickey, R Coady, E Coady; P Nolan, D Byrne; J Coady, E Byrne, D Phelan; HP O'Byrne, D Muprhy, E Doyle. Subs: W Hickey for HP O'Byrne (51), P Coady for D Murphy (59).

Middletown Na Fianna: P Moan; B Mallon, P Gaffney, F Woods; P Hughes, N Curry, B McCann; P McBride, K McKernan; M Maguire, C McCann, D Carvill; C Carvill, R Gaffney, M Moan. Subs: P McArdle for P Hughes (42), N McCann for D Carvill (44), S Gaffney for C McCann (54).

Referee: P Casey (Waterford)

St Pat's 1-13

Charleville 1-12

A late point from full-forward Bill Staunton sealed a dramatic victory for St Patrick's, Kilkenny over Cork's Charleville in a hugely entertaining final at Croke Park.

Charleville drew level with a couple of minutes remaining, but Staunton stepped forward for the winning point.

Scorers -- St. Patrick's: B Staunton 0-5, S Kenny 1-1, J Brennan 0-4, B Phelan 0-2, K Kelly (f) 0-1. Charleville: M Gammell 1-3, A Cagney 0-3, D O'Flynn, M Kavanagh, 0-2 each, J Casey, B Dennehy 0-1 each.

St. Patrick's: M Gannon; J Mooney, G Morrissey, S Staunton; P Cahill, G Brennan, S Roberts; B Phelan, J Gannon; J Phelan, S Kenny, K Kelly; M Brennan, B Staunton, J Brennan. Subs: C Delaney for M Brennan (38), C Bergin for B Phelan (59), A Ruth for C Delaney (59).

Charleville: S O'Connor; M O'Flynn, C Fitzgerald, A Dennehy; B McCarthy, C O'Flynn, B Dennehy; J Casey, D O'Flynn; D Murphy, A O'Connor, M Gammell; A Cagney, M Kavanagh, J O'Brien. Subs: G Kelleher for D Murphy (50).

Referee: L McAuley (Antrim).

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