Louth County Board chairman Des Halpenny presents the Paddy Sheelan Shield to Rian Hand, Kilkerley Emmets' captain, on Friday night. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Kilkerley pipped Naomh Máirtín to the Sheelan Shield crown at Páirc Emmiti on Friday night, 2-16 to 3-4
Although Emmets only led by a point at the break, 2-6 to 2-2, due to Daniel McKeown’s goal. Tadhg McEnaney opened the second half with three points to add to his earlier four and when Conor Quigley rattled the net it was over as a contest.
Kilkerley Emmets: Ultan McElroy; Aaron McArdle, Adam Shields, James Bellew; Seán Hand (0-1), Ciarán Bellew, Cormac Bellew (0-1); Cathal Bellew (0-1), Shane Lennon; Killian Kampes, Michael Begley (0-3), Conor Quigley (1-1); Ultan McEnaney, Tadhg McEnaney (0-8), Daniel McKeown (1-1)
Subs: A McGuill, R Hand, S McElroy, E McEnteggart, D Curran, C Murtagh
Roche claimed the Kevin Mullen Plate with victory over Westerns in Reaghstown on Saturday afternoon.
Paddy McGuinness’ men were always in control and emerged as 4-16 to 0-6 winners.