Drumcollogher-Broadford retain their Limerick senior football title
Holders pip Monaleen in a thrilling finish
Drumcollogher-Broadford 2-9 Monaleen 2-7
Dromcollogher’s dominance of Limerick football continued when they won their seventh title since 2001 in a gripping finish at Newcastle West.
Darragh Bonfil fired home an early goal for Monaleen but their only other score of the first half was a pointed free by Gerry Collins after 21 minutes.
Drom-Broadford battled back and Michael Reidy’s late goal just before the break from a penalty helped them to lead 1-4 to 1-1 at the interval,
Killian Phayer had a second goal for Drom-Broadford but Monaleen hit three points without reply and Ger Collins’ goal from a late penalty put only a point between them. But Garrett Noonan got the winners’ insurance score.
DROM-BROADFORD: K Noonan ; E Barry, D O’Leary (0-1), G Egan; G Noonan (0-1), T McLoughlin, C Fahy ; S Buckley, M O’Sullivan; D McCarthy (0-1), R Lynch, M Brosnan; P Donnelly (0-2), M Reidy (1-1, 1-0 pen), K Phayer (1-3, 0-1 free). Subs: G Brady for K Noonan (23 mins), J Stokes for O’Sullivan (40 mins ), S Brosnan for McCarthy (52 mins), B Noonan for Fahy (60 mins).
MONALEEN: D O’Sullivan; F Nash, R Murray C Moran; B Fitzpatrick, P Russell, E Keating; P Kinnerk, B Geary; P Quinn (0-1), J O’Brien, D Bonfil (1-0); G O’Connell (0-2 2f), G Collins (1-2, pen, 2f), M Crowley (0-1). Subs: M Gavin (0-1 for Keating (40 mins), J Hoare for Fitzpatrick (41 mins), D Burke for Murray (45 mins)
Referee: M Doher