Hunterstown Rovers' Patrick Taaffe and Shane Lennon of Kilkerley Emmets. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Division One/Two promotion/relegation play-off semi-final
Kilkerley Emmets 4-14 Hunterstown Rovers 1-8
Kilkerley Emmets will face Geraldines for the right to play Division One football next season after coming through their promotion/relegation semi-final against Hunterstown Rovers with a comfortable victory.
Saturday night’s game saw the Emmets on top throughout with Shane Lennon's influence from the 40 and around the middle immense and he still chipped in with 2-4. Tadhg McEnaney also proved too hot to handle. He racked up 2-5.
It was McEnaney who found the net early on to help Emmets off to a great start and they had points on the board though Lennon, Ciarán McGlynn, James Fegan and Conal McEnaney before Ryan Burns had Hunterstown on the board.
The north-Louth side continued to dominate and at the break they were leading by 2-10 to 0-5 with Lennon adding the second goal.
Any hopes of a Hunterstown revival were dashed early in the second half when Lennon fired in a third goal for his side.
Hunterstown responded with a goal from substitute Mark Brennan, but Kilkerley wrapped up the victory when McEnaney scored their fourth goal late on.
Kilkerley Emmets: Cillian Quigley; Cormac Bellew, Fintan Clarke, Niall Mulholland; Rian Hand, Ciarán Bellew, Shaun McElroy; James Fegan (0-2), Andrew McGuill (0-1); Conal McEnaney (0-1), Shane Lennon (2-4), Seán Hand; Ciarán McGlynn (0-1); Tadhg McEnaney (2-5), Ciarán Clarke
Subs: Ciarán Murtagh, James Bellew, Ronan Mulholland, Darren Litchfield.
Hunterstown Rovers: Niall Carrie; Brian Mathews, Patrick Taaffe, Martin Lennon; Marc Ward, Paul Carrie, Alan Mathews; David Finn, Conor Mathews; Paddy Mooney, Ryan Ward, Brendan Lennon; Alan Landy (0-1), Ryan Burns (0-7), Muiris O Suilleabhain
Subs: Mark Brennan (1-0), Keith Brennan
Referee: Kevin Brady (Pearse Óg)