Tesco Munster Ladies Football Intermediate Final – Bride Rovers (Cork) 0-11 St Ailbes (Limerick) 1-6

Bride Rovers (Cork) defeated St Ailbes (Limerick) by 0-11 to 1-6 in the Tesco Munster Ladies Football Intermediate Final on Sunday at Ballyagran, Co. Limerick.


Clare Senior Football Championship Final – Kilmurry-Ibrickane 0-17 St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield 0-5

Kilmurry-Ibrickane defeated St. Josephs Doora / Barefield by 0-17 to 0-5 in the Clare Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday at Cusack Park Ennis.

Cork Senior Football Championship Final – UCC 1-12 Castlehaven 0-10

UCC defeated Castlehaven by 1-12 to 0-10 in the Cork Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

 

Tesco Munster Ladies Football Senior Plate Final – St Vals (Cork) 6-15 Laune Rangers (Kerry) 1-7

St Vals (Cork) defeated Laune Rangers (Kerry) by 6-15 to 1-7 in the Tesco Munster Ladies Football Senior Plate Final on Sunday at Ballyagran, Co. Limerick.


Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Final – Drom & Inch 1-19 Clonoulty-Rossmore 2-14

Callanan fires Drom to first ever title

Drom & Inch 1-19 Clonoulty-Rossmore 2-14

By Michael Moynihan for the Irish Examiner newspaper

JOY unconfined for Drom & Inch yesterday in Semple Stadium as they won their first Tipperary senior hurling title, edging out Clonoulty Rossmore by two points to get their hands on the Dan Breen Cup. A noisy crowd of 7,038 were treated to a fine game, with Drom overcoming a sluggish start to finish in fine style, intercounty star and captain Seamus Callanan storming into the game in the second-half to torment their opponents.  The beginning of the game was quite different, though. Clonoulty were aided by the wind in the first-half and settled quickly, rattling over three points in the opening seven minutes from Conor Ryan, Jamie Moloney and a Timmy Hammersley ‘65. Drom had two wides before the impressive David Butler got them on the scoreboard with a point.

The game fizzed to life on 10 minutes, when Clonoulty wing-back Padraig Heffernan put a clever clearance into corner-forward Ciaran Quirke’s hand. Quirke delayed a fraction of a second before handpassing to Seán Maher, who finished well for the game’s opening goal.  David Collins hit back with Drom’s second point just before they raised a green flag themselves: James Woodlock freed Collins, who made ground down the left wing before placing Pat Lupton, who crashed home a goal from close range: 1-2 to 1-4.

Hammersley made it a three-point game soon afterwards but Collins and Johnny Ryan (free) kept Drom ticking over. The scores were coming in twos: Timmy Hammersley’s fine crossfield pass gave Maher a point on a plate and John O’Neill pointed again, before David Butler and Lupton had Drom points, making it 1-7 to 1-6 with five minutes left in the half.  Tom Butler and Conor Ryan points gave Clonoulty breathing space – though Ryan could have goaled from his opportunity – only for David and Seamus Butler to respond with yet another Drom brace, leaving it 1-9 to 1-8 at the half. Both sides might have had another goal before the break, mind – Seamus Callanan squandered a glorious chance for Drom, with Clonoulty ‘keeper Declan O’Dwyer spreading himself to save, while at the other end, a last-gasp Eamonn Buckley interception kept Clonoulty at bay.

 

The second half was delayed slightly as Clonoulty defender Kevin Horan injured himself running out onto the field, but the men in green and gold still settled quickly.  A peach of a point from Timmy Hammersley out on the sideline was almost immediately followed by another Clonoulty goal. On 32 minutes John O’Neill took advantage of some defensive dithering from Drom to collect the ball and pick his spot with a clinical finish, pushing his side four points ahead.  Credit Drom, they hit back. They moved Seamus Callanan from the forty into full-forward and they began to involve him in the game: he hit over a ‘65 and two frees, with Pat Lupton striking a beautiful point from the right wing. Seán Maher and Hammersley (free) kept Clonoulty just ahead, but when Callanan got his first from play, followed by a long-range Johnny Ryan effort, the sides were level on 45 minutes, 1-15 to 2-12. All to play for, but Drom tails were up.

 

Callanan put his side one up within two minutes, and Collins made it a two-point lead with 10 minutes left. From then on Clonoulty struggled to regain the initiative — Collins and Butler chipping in with two more points before Hammersley kept it interesting with two late Clonoulty frees either side of a fine Callanan point.  Drom were two points up as the game went into injury time and could never relax as the clock ticked into injury-time. However, while Clonoulty never gave up – the game ended with their forwards still trying to work an opening — the all-important goal never looked a realistic option. At the final whistle a flood of white and green-clad supporters streamed onto the field, and they stayed out there for a good hour afterwards.  It’s not every day you win your first county senior title, after all; you wouldn’t blame them for wringing every last drop from the day.

Scorers for Drom & Inch: S. Callanan 0-6 (0-2 fs, 0-1 65); P. Lupton 1-2; D. Butler 0-4; D. Collins 0-3; S. Butler, J. Ryan (0-1f) 0-2 each.

Scores for Clonoulty: T. Hammersley 0-6 (0-3 fs, 0-1 65); J. O’Neill (0-1 sideline) S. Maher 1-2 each; C. Ryan 0-2; J. Moloney, T. Butler 0-1 each.

DROM & INCH: D. Young; Martin Butler, Micheal Butler, M. Costello; P. Stapleton, E. Buckley, J. Ryan; J. Ryan, J. Woodlock; S. Butler, S. Callanan (c), D. Collins; P. Lupton, D. Ryan, D. Butler.

Subs: K. Butler for D. Ryan, 27; L. Ryan for M. Butler, 37; M. Ryan for J. Ryan, 60.

CLONOULTY ROSSMORE: D. O’Dwyer; K. Horan, J. Heffernan, Joey O’Keeffe; P. Heffernan, John Devane (c), John O’Keeffe; S. O’Connor, T. Butler; S. Maher, C. Ryan, J. Moloney; J. O’Neill, T. Hammersley, C. Quirke.

Subs: M. Sadlier for Horan, HT; A. Kearney for S. O’Connor, 44; F. O’Keeffe for J. Moloney 45; M. Coen for C. Ryan, 53; M. Heffernan for Quirke, 57.

Referee: Pat Gibson (Burgess).


 

Drom beat finds right rhythm

From the Irish Independent Newspaper

WHEN history beckoned, Drom & Inch were ready to answer the call.

After losing three Tipperary county finals in 2005, 2007 and 2009, they must have been wondering if the gods took some perverse pleasure in mocking them, but their determination never wavered and was finally rewarded in Semple Stadium yesterday when they took the title for the first time.

Their supporters in the crowd of 7,038 mingled with the players on the pitch for a long time after the game, savouring the fruits of a victory that was constructed deep in Drom’s refusal to buckle when it appeared that Clonoulty Rossmore seemed set to capture the Dan Breen Cup for the first time since 1997.

Clonoulty powered into a five-point lead (2-10 to 1-8) two minutes into the second half after John O’Neill fired in their second goal, leaving Drom facing a real test of character. Their response was emphatic.

Burrowing deep into their reserves of resilience and pride, they outhurled Clonoulty from there on, outscoring them by 0-11 to 0-4. Clonoulty’s only score from open play in that period came from Sean Maher, with the other three points the products of Timmy Hammersley’s accuracy from frees.

In contrast, Drom were hugely enterprising, scoring some brilliant points from open play, while Seamus Callanan punished Clonoulty’s defensive indiscretions with accurate free-taking. Team captain Callanan emerged as a central figure in Drom’s second-half surge, scoring 0-6 (three each from open play and frees), which was in marked contrast to the first half where he found it all but impossible to make any progress against a Clonoulty defence where John Devane, John O’Keeffe and James Heffernan were covering most of the angles with impressive authority.

Callanan had a clear goal chance in the 24th minute but goalkeeper Declan O’Dwyer made a superb save. Callanan was thwarted twice in the opening two minutes of the second half — having his shots for goal blocked on both occasions — and it really was beginning to look as if it would be another disappointing county final for his team.

However, all changed as Drom launched a spirited fightback. They drew level in the 49th minute when impressive midfielder Johnny Ryan pointed and took the lead for the first time two minutes later when Callanan scored his first point from play.

The momentum was flowing very much their way at that stage and they pulled three points clear in the 55th minute, before Hammersley ended a 14-minute spell without a Clonoulty score when he pointed a free. However, Callanan restored the three-point advantage in the 58th minute and while a Hammersley free a minute later left Drom facing an anxious two minutes of stoppage time, their defence held out.

Clonoulty won plenty of possession in those tense closing minutes, but were allowed very little room to manoeuvre by a tight-marking Drom defence where centre-back Eamonn Buckley was outstanding all through. Full-back Micheal Butler also majored in strict security, while in attack David Butler, Pat Lupton and David Collins scored an impressive 1-9 between them from open play.

Sean Maher and John O’Neill scored 1-2 each for Clonoulty who made a blistering start, racing into a 1-4 to 0-1 lead when Sean Maher finished a smart move with a goal in the 14th minute. Worrying times for Drom, but their response was quick and feisty as they scored 1-1 in two minutes.

They had failed to score a goal in any of their three county final appearances, but the drought ended in the 14th minute when Lupton fired to the net from close range. The goal eased Drom into a more settled routine and while Clonoulty twice opened three-point leads, they were reined in on both occasions and finished the half a point ahead, 1-9 to 1-8.

All six Clonoulty forwards, plus midfielder Tom Butler, scored in the first half and when Hammersley and O’Neill added 1-1 in the opening two minutes of the second half, it looked as if it might be a decisive break.

However, Drom never flinched and once they found the rhythm which had underpinned the wins over Mullinahone and Toomevara in the semi-final and quarter-final, they raised their game to a level that Clonoulty couldn’t reach.

“Heart and determination got us over the line. Even when things weren’t going our way, the lads kept battling. We felt that if we could get ahead in the second half, we would be good enough to see it out,” said Drom manager Teddy Kennedy.

RECOVER

First, of course, they had to recover from six- and five-point deficits in either half, challenges that proved within their range on a day that will be cherished in the club for ever more. “Words can’t describe the feeling at the moment, it’s unbelievable,” said Seamus Callanan. He referenced the early exchanges of the second half as a time when Drom really had to stand up for themselves.

“I missed a goal chance at one end and John O’Neill went up and stuck the ball in the net at the other end. That could have killed a team, but there’s huge spirit in this squad — it’s driven by management and others around us. There is great support from everyone in the parish and we weren’t going to let them down today, no matter what.”

Drom’s determination to take their place on the Tipperary roll of honour was finally rewarded and they now look forward to their first Munster campaign, beginning with a clash against Waterford champions Ballygunner.

Scorers — Drom & Inch: P Lupton 1-2, S Callanan 0-6 (3f), D Butler 0-4, D Collins 0-3, J Ryan (1f), S Butler 0-2 each. Clonoulty Rossmore: T Hammersley 0-6 (4f, 1’65), J O’Neill (0-1 s-l), S Maher 1-2 each, T Butler, C Ryan, J Moloney, C Quirke 0-1 each.

Drom & Inch — D Young; Martin Butler, Micheal Butler, M Costello; P Stapleton, E Buckley, James Ryan; Johnny Ryan, J Woodlock; S Butler, S Callanan, D Collins; P Lupton, D Ryan, D Butler. Subs: K Butler for D Ryan (28), L Ryan for Martin Butler (38), M Ryan for J Ryan (62).

Clonoulty Rossmore — D O’Dwyer; Joey O’Keeffe, J Heffernan, K Horan; Padraig Heffernan, J Devane, John O’Keeffe; S O’Connor, T Butler; S Maher, C Ryan, J Moloney; J O’Neill, T Hammersley, C Quirke. Subs: M Sadlier for Horan (h-t), F O’Keeffe for Moloney (46), A Kearney for O’Connor (47), M Coen for Ryan (54), M Heffernan for Quirke (58).

Ref — P Gibson (Burgess).


Callanan leads Drom Inch revival

From the Irish Times newspaper

Drom Inch 1-19 Clonoulty-Rossmore 2-14

THE LONG wait is finally over for Drom Inch. In 2005, ’07 and ’09, the Mid-division team were bridesmaids on county final day, but yesterday they were crowned Tipperary senior hurling club champions for the very first time. Fittingly, captain Séamus Callanan accepted the Dan Breen Cup as Drom Inch supporters in the attendance of 7,038 spectators struggled to take in what they had witnessed. A club so accustomed to heartbreak in recent years had unlocked the door to success. And they did it the hard way, coming from five points down early in the second half to register a two-point victory. Clonoulty-Rossmore were tasting county final defeat for the second successive year. For them, the long wait for a first success in this competition since 1997 will go on.

 

Ultimately, it was Callanan who turned the screw in the second half, registering six points after he was held scoreless before half-time. The county team player popped over a 35th-minute 65 and would add two frees and three points from play before the finish. But when fellow county senior panellist John O’Neill, a 2010 All-Ireland under-21 medallist, banged home a 33rd-minute goal for Clonoulty, his side led by 2-10 to 1-8. Drom Inch were in trouble but they would respond in style, hitting 10 of the next 12 points.

 

Clonoulty were held scoreless for 14 minutes before their leading marksman, Timmy Hammersley, converted a 57th-minute free. Callanan responded before Hammersley concluded the scoring in perfect conditions for hurling. At half-time, Clonoulty led by 1-9 to 1-8, having opened up a 1-4 to 0-1 lead after just 13 minutes. Seán Maher’s goal sent Clonoulty six points clear but Pat Lupton responded in kind just a minute later as Drom Inch, without ever hitting the heights in the first half, hung in there. Callanan should have netted in the 24th minute but he was denied by goalkeeper Declan O’Dwyer, who performed similar heroics against the same player early in the second half.

 

Ciarán Quirke had chances for Clonoulty but the Drom Inch net would not bulge again until O’Neill blasted home three minutes into the second half. O’Neill’s strike was the last real highlight for Clonoulty, as the absence of key players caught up with them. Drom Inch upped the ante, with Eamonn Buckley supreme at centre back. Up front, Callanan was aided and abetted by David Collins and David Butler, exceptional in the corner.

DROM INCH: D Young; Martin Butler, Micheál Butler, M Costello; James Ryan, E Buckley, P Stapleton; Johnny Ryan (0-2, one free), J Woodlock; D Ryan, S Callanan (0-6, two free, one 65), D Collins (0-3); P Lupton (1-2), S Butler (0-2), D Butler (0-4). Subs: K Butler for D Ryan (half-time), L Ryan for Martin Butler (39 mins), M Ryan for Johnny Ryan (60+2 mins).

CLONOULTY-ROSSMORE: D O’Dwyer; K Horan, J Heffernan, Joey O’Keeffe; P Heffernan, J Devane, John O’Keeffe; S O’Connor, T Butler (0-1); S Maher (1-2), C Ryan (0-1), J Moloney (0-1); J O’Neill (1-2, 0-1 sideline), T Hammersley (0-6, three frees, one 65), C Quirke (0-1). Subs: M Sadlier for Horan (half-time), F O’Keeffe for Moloney (45 mins), A Kearney for O’Connor (46 mins), M Coen for Ryan (54 mins), M Heffernan for Quirke (58 mins).

Referee: P Gibson (Burgess).

Munster First Round (Sun, Oct 30th)

1: Drom Inch v Ballygunner Thurles

Semi-finals (Sun, Nov 13th)

1 v Na Piarsaigh Tipp/Waterford venue

Carrigtwohill v Clare Cork venue

 

Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Final – Ballyduff 2-11 Crotta O’Neills 0-15

Wallace hails charges as Ballyduff forced to battle

Ballyduff 2-11 Crotta O’Neill’s 0-15

By Murt Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

FAVOURITES Ballyduff were forced to produce a storming fightback to claim their 23rd crown in a thrilling Kerry SHC final at Austin Stack Park, Tralee. It meant heartbreak for Shane Nolan inspired Crotta O’Neill’s who led 0-12 to 0-6 eight minutes into the second half and looked set to claim their first title since 1968. But Ballyduff are noted championship fighters and refused to surrender; a fact their manager and newly appointed Antrim boss Jerry Wallace acknowledged afterwards “This was one of our toughest wins in my time here in Kerry hurling.This final had everything and to be fair Crotta had goal chances in the first half and again in the second half. My initial reaction is that I am delighted for the group of players, because it had been said to them that they had underachieved as a group of players within the village. To win one title is difficult but to post back to back, is special.”

Ballyduff were unsettled early on, and it took some excellent defending from captain Ally O’Connor and Liam Boyle to keep them in touch. Crotta O’Neill’s jumped 0-5 to 0-2 in front by the end of the opening quarter, with Nolan running a succession of markers ragged. However, minors Pat Joe Connolly and Padraig Boyle kept Ballyduff in touch as Crotta led 0-10 to 0-5 at the break. But Ballyduff started to dominate around midfield were Padraig O’Grady, Ally O’Connor, Liam and Mikey Boyle began to win breaking ball, and after Nolan’s early brace, Ballyduff hit back in typical fashion. Firstly in the 39th minute Gary O’Brien fed Anthony O’Carroll and the corner forward fired to the net. This seemed to ignite Ballyduff as Crotta wasted chance after chance and they were made pay in the 49th minute when Barry O’Grady’s high cross, was fielded by Gary O’Brien and blasted home. That strike gave his side the lead for the first time (2-9 to 0-14) and there was no way back for unlucky Crotta O’Neill’s. Ballyduff will now face Cork champions Courcey Rovers who are ironically coached by Kerry boss John Meyler.

Scorers for Ballyduff: B O’Sullivan 0-7 (0-6 frees, 0-1 ‘65), G O’Brien and A O’Carroll 1-0 each, P Boyle and P J Connolly 0-2 each.

Scorers for Crotta O’Neill’s: S Nolan 0-13 (0-11 frees), C Lynch and I McCarthy 0-1 each.

BALLYDUFF: P J O’Gorman, J Bowler, P Costello, D O’Grady, L Boyle, A O’Connor, P O’Grady, B O’Sullivan, B O’Grady, G O’Brien, A Boyle, M Boyle , P J Connolly, P Boyle , A O’Carroll.

CROTTA O’NEILL’S: S Twomey, D Galvin, P Twomey, T B McElligott, D Twomey, A Keane, P Quille, C Lynch, R Nolan, Matt Lynch, Mike Lynch, S Weir, I McCarthy, D Carney, S Nolan.

Subs: P Costello for R Nolan (29), E O’Sullivan for D Carney (45), T Cronin for Me McCarthy (51), B Culhane for C Lynch (53).

Referee: John Healy (Clare)

Limerick Senior Football Championship Final – Monaleen 1-12 Newcastlewest 1-7

Collins’ second-half penalty the decider as Monaleen retain title

Monaleen 1-12 Newcastle West 1-7

By Kieran McCarthy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

IT may not have been a footballing classic but few in Monaleen will complain after successfully defending their Limerick SFC crown at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday. Struggling in the first-half, highlighted by an alarming 28-minute scoreless spell, somehow Monaleen led at the break (0-5 to 0-3). But they re-emerged a transformed team, putting Newcastle West to the sword with a devastating third quarter.

Early second-half points for Monaleen through two Muiris Gavin frees and a Conor Walsh point pushed them 0-8 to 0-3 clear, only for Newcastle West’s Michael Quilligan to reply — their only score for 24 minutes of the second-half. The next time Newcastle West troubled the scoreboard, with six minutes left, Monaleen already had one hand on the cup. The crucial score arrived in the 46th minute when Monaleen’s Ger Collins buried a penalty after Jason O’Brien was fouled. O’Brien, a huge threat when moved to the full forward line, added two points, followed by another Gavin free.

Monaleen now led 1-11 to 0-4 with 10 minutes left, rendering Newcastle West’s valiant late surge too little, too late. Certainly, Newcastle West will rue their missed chances in the first half, kicking seven wides, and they trailed by two at half-time, despite Monaleen not scoring for 28 minutes. After Ger Collins arrowed over two early Monaleen scores, answered by a James Kelly point, the contest stumbled through 24 mundane minutes, before Shay Lyons equalised. In six minutes of injury-time — referee Michael Meade limped off injured, replaced by Richard Moloney — Monaleen hinted at what lay in store for the second-half, with Conor Walsh, Mike Crowley and Collins all on target, while Thomas Quilligan swung over Newcastle West’s reply.

With impressive displays from Jason O’Brien, man-of-the-match Peter Crowley, Conor Walsh, Ger Collins, Limerick senior hurler Seamus Hickey and centre-back Richie Murray, Monaleen were in the driving seat. Newcastle West did rally with Sean Neville’s goal and points from Michael Quilligan, Jamie Lee and Thomas Quilligan leaving just four between the teams in injury-time, 1-11 to 1-7. But Monaleen closed out this final in fine style, hemmed by a late Muiris Gavin’s free.

Scorers for Monaleen: G Collins 1-3 (1-0 pen), M Gavin 0-4f, C Walsh, J O’Brien 0-2 each, M Crowley 0-1

Scorers for Newcastle West: S Neville 1-0, M Quilligan (1f), T Quilligan 0-2 each, J Kelly, S Lyons, J Lee (f) 0-1 each

MONALEEN: D O’Sullivan; D Bourke, B Fitzpatrick, F Nash; E Keating, R Murray, J Hoare; P Kinnerk, B Geary; P Russell, C Walsh, J O’Brien; G Collins, M Crowley, M Gavin.

Subs: S Hickey for E Keating (inj, 16); P Quinn for F Nash (59); P Keating for C Walsh (60), L Kavanagh for B Geary (60).

NEWCASTLE WEST: JJ Sheehy; M O’Keeffe, D Woods, M Dowling; S Browne, S Nix, P Hannon; I Corbett, M McMahon; Stephen Kelly, S Lyons, T Quilligan; J Kelly, M Quilligan, S McAuliffe.

Subs: D Woods for J Kelly (41); J Lee for S McAuliffe (47); S Neville for M McMahon (50); Shane Kelly for M Quilligan (55); C Downes for P Hannon (56).

Referee: Michael Meade (Ballylanders).

 

Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Final – Ballygunner 1-19 Tallow 0-6

Ballygunner storm to title

Ballygunner 1-19 Tallow 0-6

By John Murphy for the Irish Examiner newspaper

THIS Waterford SHC final was as one-sided as the score suggests as Ballygunner captured their 12th senior title with ease at sun-drenched Walsh Park yesterday. Waterford’s new manager-elect Michael Ryan can hardly have been excited by the mediocrity of the fare as Tallow never reproduced the style that had seen them make the final while the Gunners never had to exert themselves over the hour. Twice in the opening nine minutes the sides traded points and the scene seemed set for a thrilling decider. But once Brian O’Sullivan restored the Gunners’ lead with a 14th minute point it was an advantage they never relinquished. Tallow went 20 minutes without a score, by which time the Gunners had inflicted severe damage to their title hopes.

The losers lightweight attack could find no way past a tight marking Ballygunner defence in which Wayne Hutchinson was majestic, while Pauric Mahony was in deadly mood from frees for the winners. The game’s only goal came in the 25th minute. Midfielder David O’Sullivan knifed his way past three defenders on a mazy solo run, parted with inch perfect precision to Harley Barnes who gave goalkeeper Shaun O’Sullivan no chance from close range. That put the Gunners 1-4 to 0-2 clear and was the beginning of the end of Tallow’s challenge.

There was no respite for them in the remaining minutes of the half with JJ Hutchinson, veteran Andy Moloney, and Mahony thrice from frees on target. A Thomas Ryan pointed free in the 28th minute was all Tallow could muster as they trailed (1-9 to 0-3) at the break. The losers began brightly on the restart with a superb Aaron Pratt point, the first of a brace by the nippy wing forward, but the Gunners continued to dominate and extended their advantage with further scores from Mahony (2) and the skipper Shane O’Sullivan. The Gunners piled on the points with Tallow’s solitary reply coming from influential midfielder Paul O’Brien who was then forced off with injury a few minutes later.

The final whistle can only have been a merciful relief for Tallow. No fault of the wholehearted efforts of the O’Briens, David, Mark, and Paul, Aidan Kearney, James Murray, Aaron Pratt, and Thomas Ryan but as a unit the side was overwhelmed by a vastly superior opposition. The Gunners have scarcely had an easier title win than this one on a day when Wayne Hutchinson and Pauric Mahony impressed most with significant displays from the skipper Shane O’Sullivan, his namesake David, Philip Mahony, and veteran Andy Moloney.

Scorers for Ballygunner: Pauric Mahony (0-11, 0-9 frees); H. Barnes (1-0); S. O’Sullivan (0-2); A. Moloney (0-2); S. Walsh, Brian O’Sullivan, JJ Hutchinson, N. Waldron (0-1) each.

Scorers for Tallow: T. Ryan (0-3, 0-1 free, 0-1 65); A. Pratt (0-2); P. O’Brien (0-1).

BALLYGUNNER: S. O’Keeffe; W. Kiely, B. Coughlan, R. Cunningham; Philip Mahony, W. Hutchinson, A. Kirwan; S. Walsh, D. O’Sullivan; J. J. Hutchinson, S. O’Sullivan, A. Moloney; Brian O’Sullivan, Pauric Mahony, H. Barnes.

Subs: S. O’Keeffe for Kirwan (ht); Barry O’Sullivan for Brian O’Sullivan (51); B. Mullane for Moloney (51); S. Power for Walsh (55); N. Waldron for Barnes (56).

TALLOW: S. O’Sullivan; K. Kearney, D. O’Brien, A. Kearney; J. Murray, M. O’Brien, W. Henley; K. Geary, P. O’Brien; E. Sheehan, E. Condon, A. Pratt; K. Curley, T. Ryan, B. Henley.

Subs: T. Daly for Curley (ht); B. McCarthy for Sheehan (39); K. O’Brien for Henley (39); T. Feeney for P. O’Brien, inj (51).

Referee: Michael O’Brien