Silver Hill Foods Senior Hurling Championship Shield Final
Carrickmacross 1-18 St. Macartan’s 2-9 5/8/18
Like the SHC title, the Shield stayed with last year’s winners, as Carrickmacross held off a second-half comeback from St. Macartan’s at O’Neill Park, Clontibret. Carrick were well on top throughout the first half, at the end of which they led by 1-13 to 0-5, helped by the accurate free-taking of Oran Kiernan and a goal from a penalty by the influential Éamonn Collins. St. Macartan’s eventually rallied, with Conor Boyle and sub Maurice McKenna netting for the Truagh/Monaghan Harps amalgamation, but Carrick held firm to run out six-point winners.
Carrickmacross: P Bermingham; S Crosby, J Guinan, J Hughes; J Marron, É Collins (Capt., 1-2, 1-0 pen, 0-1 s-l), S Corrigan; N Farrell, O Kiernan (0-8, 7f, 1 ’65); M Quinn, G Keenan (0-1), J Gartlan (0-3); S Slevin (0-2), P Clinton, L McKenna (0-1).
Subs: S Watters for Keenan (inj., 31), C Guinan (0-1) for Clinton (43 mins), S McKenna for Quinn (52).
St. Macartan’s: D McAree; G Mohan, C Treanor, K McGuirk; S McClave, C Flynn (0-2, 1f), G Baxter; P McKenna, C McAnespie; N Flood, C Boyle (1-4, 0-3f, 0-1 ’65), A Burns (0-1); Darren Caulfield (0-1), C Power (0-2), A Boyle.
Subs: M McKenna (1-0) for Baxter (H-T), F Burke for N Flood (inj., 37), N Campbell for A Boyle (56).
Referee: P Boylan (Clontibret).