Magheracloone 2-17 Donaghmoyne 1-12 13/10/19
Magheracloone secured a quick return to senior football when they ran out convincing winners in last Sunday’s IFC Final against Donaghmoyne in Inniskeen.
Paudie McMahon’s first goal cancelled out a bright start by Donaghmoyne and although David Garland hit the net on his way to a personal tally of 1-8, Magheracloone blitzed their opponents either side of half-time. McMahon’s fourth goal of the championship and a string of points from IFC top scorer Alan McCahey helped Magheracloone take charge and they didn’t look back as they claimed a fourth IFC title and a first since 1992. Man of the Match McCahey led seven scorers for the Mitchells, who will represent Monaghan in the Ulster Club IFC next month.
Magheracloone: D Kirk; P Ward (Capt.), M Jones, P McArdle; C McKeown, J Ward (0-1), K Rudden; J Kieran, G Doogan (0-1); B Kieran, A Kieran (0-3), P McMahon (2-1); T Freeman (0-1), M Metzger, A McCahey (0-9, 4f).
Subs: L Óg Murray for B Kieran (50 mins), R Farrelly for Metzger (52), N Marron for J Kieran (53), J Doogan (0-1) for McKeown (57).
Donaghmoyne: S Garland; F Keenan, C Coleman, S Cunningham; S Finnegan (0-1), S Martin, J McCaghey; M Murnaghan, F Markey; N Keenan, D McElroy, R McDonald (0-2); D Garland (Capt., 1-8, 0-5f, 0-1 ’45), P Donaghy (0-1), C O’Connor.
Subs: D Coleman for O’Connor (40), C Martin for McCaghey, B Kelly for McDonald (both 45), A Courtney for McElroy (50), C Finnegan for F Keenan (55), T Finnegan for N Keenan (57).
Referee: A Mullen (Scotstown).