Confey build on O'Neill goal
KILDARE SHC FINAL: Confey 1-16 Celbridge 0-14:CONFEY HALTED Celbridge’s bid for a fourth title in a row with a stunning victory in Newbridge yesterday. John O’Neill scored the only goal after 42 seconds led by 1-9 to 0-6 at the break. Celbridge fought hard but the closest they got to Confey was four points.
Paul Divilly was deadly from placed balls while Daragh Nolan was on fire from play. The duo scored 12 points between them.
CONFEY:I Baker; S Leamy, P Keegan, B Dowd, K Divilly, M Divilly, K Chan; P Keegan, P Divilly (0-8, seven frees, one 65); C Chan (0-1), R Connolly (0-1), J O’Neill (1-1); M Fennelly, E Fitzpatrick, D Nolan (0-5). Subs: P Feerick for Dowd (38 mins), C Feeney for Connolly (44 mins), N Glennon for Fennelly (44 mins), A Hoare for P Keegan (53 mins).
CELBRIDGE:N Lanigan; T Finnerty, F Ó Muineachain, P Curtin; A McDonagh, D Moloney, N Ó Muineacháin; D Butler (0-2), B White (0-2); G Keegan, F Conway, T Murphy, M Moloney (0-1), C Kenny (0-1), S White (0-8, five frees, three 65s). Subs: L McDonagh for A McDonagh (49 mins)