Aughawillan oust Leitrim champions St Mary’s
‘Willies’ victory sealed with a Seán Flanagan goal in Carrick-on-Shannon
Aughawillan 1-13 St Mary’s 1-10
Mark Plunkett set the tone, opening the Aughawillan account on two minutes.
Aughawillan extended their lead with a further two points on the resumption but a Robbie Lowe goal in the 37th minute gave Mary’s some hope.
However, Aughawillan responded with two further points by the Plunkett brothers, Gary and Mark, but when Ray Mulvey raced through to score an excellent point for Mary’s it signalled a purple patch for the champions and they scored three further points without reply to set up an exciting finale.
Aughawillan, however, remained steadfast and clinched victory with a penalty goal in the 60th minute by Seán Flanagan.
Aughawillan:C Maguire, D McGovern, M Quinn, G McGovern, N Beirne, N Plunkett (Capt.),S Quinn, S Fox, S Flanagan(1-0 pen),R McTague, M Plunkett, P Dolan, C Gilheany(0-5 4f),G Plunkett(0-4), M Plunkett(0-2),M Quinn(0-2).
Subs:S Gilheany for D McGovern. R Creamer for R McTague.
St. Mary’s: C Glancy, B Butler, J Glancy (Capt,),J Cassidy. J DeLacy(0-1),C Farrell, N McWeeney, J McGrail(0-1),D Lowe, C Cunniffe, B O’Donnell, D Farrell(0-1),R Mulvey(0-3),M McWeeney(0-1),C O’Reilly.
Subs: R Lowe (1-1) for C Farrell. A Doherty (0-1f) for D Farrell. C McWeeney for D Lowe. N Comerton for C O’Reilly. J O’Rourke (0-1) for M McWeeney.
Referee: James McCaffrey (Aughnasheelin).