PLATINUM TANKS RESERVE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MCKEOWN CUP FINAL
Castleblayney 5-12, Scotstown 0-13.
Four second-half goals did the trick as Castleblayney clinched the McKeown Cup with this comfortable and well deserved victory over Scotstown in Shamrock Park, Cremartin, on Sunday afternoon last.
Scotstown had the better of the exchanges in the opening twenty minutes at the end of which they led by five points, but Castleblayney drew level thanks in part to a goal by Joseph Hughes, with Scotstown then retaking the lead in the final minute of the half to lead by the minimum at the break, 0-9 to 1-5.
A goal from a penalty in the opening minute of the second-half kick started a strong recovery by Castleblayney and they went on to add three further goals with Scotstown registering their final score of the game with thirteen minutes of normal time remaining, while Castleblayney registered an unanswered 1-7 in the final thirteen minutes.
Teams and Scorers: Castleblayney: Ciaran Duffy, Eoghan Casey, Brian McGuigan, Ruairi Farrell, Steven Beattie, Jim McHugh, Mark Connors, Gavin Kelly, Joseph Hughes, David Irwin, Keith Hill, Aidan Lynch, Ronon McNamara, Craig Callan, Francis |McGeough. Subs: Michael Hughes for E Casey, Jason Walsh for M Connors, Robbie Hanratty forA Lynch, Rory McGlynn for R Farrell, Ben McNamara for K Hill, Kian O’Connor for J McHugh.
Scotstown: Darren McKenna, Joseph McKenna, Matthew McCague, Devin Mulligan, Michael Meehan, Mark Fox, Lorcan Murray, Peter Hamill, Gavin McPhillips, Fergal Sherlock, Declan Treanor, Patrick McCarron, Shane McMahon, Shane Maguire, Jack Mohan. Subs: Barry McMeel for D Mulligan, Ruairi McKenna for J McKenna, Mark McDevitt for S McMahon, James Corley for S Maguire. Referee: Paul McGeown (Monaghan Harps).