Cookstown put Kerrymen to the sword
All-Ireland Club IHC Final Cookstown 1-9 Finuge 0-6:Cookstown scored a GAA first by becoming the only side to win the All-Ireland IFC title twice, defeating 13-man Finuge at Croke Park.
The Kerry men were made to pay a heavy price for flashes of indiscipline which saw them lose two key players in the second half. And the Tyrone men punished their opponents' failings ruthlessly, teenager James McGahan firing home a decisive goal in the 43rd minute. Shea McGarrity, Jason Quinn and skipper Owen Mulligan were all on target as they took a firm grip on the contest in the opening quarter. But they needed a smart save from Marty Rea to deny John Griffin a goal.
Finuge suffered their first blow when midfielder Maurice Corridan picked up a second yellow card. A further setback followed when McGahan smashed home the only goal of the game, and it was all over for the Kingdom men when Pat Corridan received a straight red card.
COOKSTOWN: M Rea; P McGurk, S Monaghan, R Pickering; M Murray, B Hughes, M Hughes (0-1); C Mullan, C O'Hare; S McGarrity (0-1), O Mulligan (0-3, 2f), Brian Mulligan; J Quinn (0-3), J Gilmore (0-1), J McGahan (1-0). Subs: R Mulgrew for O'Hare (28 mins), D Hughes for McGurk (29 mins), Barry Mulligan for Mullan (35 mins), R Mullan for McGarrity (37 mins), P Kelly for Brian Mulligan (50 mins).
FINUGE: C Fitzmaurice; C Allen, T McKenna, D McCarthy; Paudie Galvin, P Corridan (0-1), C Fitzmaurice; Paul Galvin (0-1, f), M Corridan; M Conway, J Griffin (0-1), S Power; J Flaherty (0-1), E Fitzmaurice (0-2, 1f), R Galvin. Subs: R Heffernan for Power (36 mins), K Roche for Paudie Galvin (54 mins), J Corridan for Conway (54 mins), J McCarthy for Flaherty (57 mins).
Referee: F Kelly (Longford).
Junior Club FC
It took a second replay, but Kenmare are finally through to the All-Ireland junior decider after defeating Castleknock 1-17 to 1-12