GREENFIELD FOODS SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Scotstown got the defence of their senior football championship title off to a winning start when they proved too strong and too streetwise for newcomers Killanny, particularly in the 1st half when this was a very one sided affair in Clontibret yesterday afternoon. This game as a contest was effectively over by the halfway stage when Scotstown led by 3-11 to 0-3, the goals by Shane Carey in the 9th minute and 2 by Conor McCarthy in the 18th and 25th minutes and a series of points that saw 5 of their 6 starting forwards all on the score sheet. A 4th goal when Micheal McCarville got the vital touch in the Killanny goalmouth put Scotstown 19 points in front 7 minutes into the 2nd half and they seemed to take their foot off the pedal a little at that stage which gave Killarney the opportunity to put some respectability on the score sheet, and that they did, by outscoring Scotstown by 2-7 to 0-5 for the remainder of the game to leave 11 points between them at the finish.
Teams and Scorers: Scotstown: R Beggan 0-1 (f), K McMeel, W Carroll, S Mohan 0-1, P Sherlock 0-1, D McArdle, E Caulfield 0-1, J Turley 0-3, K Hughes 0-1, J Hamill, S Carey 1-2 (0-1f), R McKenna 0-2, O Heaphey 0-1, M McCarville 1-0, C McCarthy 2-1. Subs: P Keenan for K McMeel, D McCague 0-1for J Turley (Black Card).
Killanny: K Quinn, Adam Kieran, R Duffy 0-1, MJ Callan 0-1, C Vernon, T Duffy 0-1, S McMahon 0-1, D Treanor 1-2, G Flanagan 1-2 (0-1f), M Grimes, Andrew Kieran, C Leegan, S Grimes, P Dooley 0-1. Subs: C Wakeley for E Markey C Russell 0-1 for S Grimes, G Traynor 0-1 for Andrew Kieran, A Duffy for MJ Callan, D McArdle for G Flanagan. Referee: S Hagan (Sean McDermotts).