Louth forward Cian Callan. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
St. Kevin's 2-8 Naomh Fionnbarra 1-7
St. Kevin’s recorded a great win over Naomh Fionnbarra on Sunday at the newly renovated Philipstown pitch.
The first half was a low-scoring affair that ended with the Barrs leading by 0-5 to 0-3; Cian Callan, Dylan Maher and Patrick Clarke on target for the hosts.
The Philipstown men started the second half brightly with a goal from Seánie Crosbie. The Barrs responded with a goal of their own after Jack Butterly teed up Pádraic Murphy to slam the ball into the net.
Both sides missed a lot of chances, but Kevin’s slowly clawed their way back into the game with three points.
The Togher men responded with a couple of points from Murphy to retain a slender lead.
A late goal from Cian Callan swung the game in Kevins’ favour followed by two further points to put the Philipstown men four points to the good.
The Barrs pressed hard for another goal, but it was all in vain. There was further good news for Kevin’s with Liam Boylan, Paul Duff and Enda McKenna all returning from injury.
St. Kevin’s: Danny Crosbie; John King, Finbarr Lynch, Patrick Duff; Aaron Khan, Seánie Crosbie (1-0), Dylan Maher (0-1); Andrew Campbell, Lee Crosbie; Darren McMullan, Aaron Roche, TJ Doheny; Cian Callan (1-1), Patrick Clarke (0-4), Shane Meade (0-2)
Subs: Liam Boylan, Paul Duff, Enda McKenna
Naomh Fionnbarra: Matthew O’Reilly; Hugh McGrane, Kieran Lenehan, Kalem Regan; Bryan Sharkey, Hugh Osborne, Chris McGlynn; John Doyle, Darren McConnon; Adam Hanratty (0-1), Conor Osborne, Máirtín Murphy; Jack Butterly (0-1), William Woods (0-3), Pádraig Murphy (1-2)
Subs: Ciarán Markey, Thomas McCreesh, Martin O’Neill