Abbeylara win Reserve Senior Cup

By Padraic O'Brien

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Abbeylara win Reserve Senior Cup

The delighted Abbeylara squad and mentors pictured following their win over Clonguish in the Reserve Senior Cup Football Final at Pearse Park on Sunday last. Photo: Declan Gilmore

Goals from Sean Murphy and Barry McKiernan proved decisive as Abbeylara gained some consolation for the bitter disappointment of losing the county final when their second string produced a strong finish to overcome Clonguish in the Reserve Senior Cup Football Final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday.

 

Reserve Senior Cup Football Final 

Abbeylara . . . . . 2-13      Clonguish . . . . . 1-12

Goals from Sean Murphy and Barry McKiernan proved decisive as Abbeylara gained some consolation for the bitter disappointment of losing the county final when their second string produced a strong finish to overcome Clonguish in the Reserve Senior Cup Football Final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday.

Fielding a few of of the players who featured against Mullinalaghta in the Connolly Cup decider the previous week, Abbeylara were five points down midway through the first half but showed a lot of character in battling back to win the title.

The sides were all square with time running out but Abbeylara eventually emerged victorious after kicking four points in a row - a brace from Padraig Berry with Kieran Mulvihill (free) and Sean Murphy also on target.   

ABBEYLARA: Gavin Kelly; John McHugh, James McHugh, Michael Battrim; Eamon Gallagher, Cian Brady, Aaron Dalton; Russell Brady (0-1), Barry McKiernan (1-1); Padraig Battrim, Padraig Berry (0-3), Stephen McHugh; Mark Smyth, Kieran Mulvihill (0-6, four frees), Sean Murphy (1-2).

Subs:- John Kiernan for M Smyth (50 mins); Cillian Gallagher for P Battrim (60 mins).

CLONGUISH: Declan McKenna; Gerard Moore, Paul Barden Jnr, Paul Gallagher; Francis Molloy, Darragh McLoughlin (0-1), Colin Reynolds; Colin Clarke (0-2, frees), Stephen Norton; Michael McGuinness, Colin Farrell (1-3, two points from frees), Christopher Gordon (0-2); Shane O’Brien (0-3), Alan Sorohan (0-1), Ronan Duffy.

Subs:- Paddy Hernandez for C Reynolds (39 mins); Evan Glacken for C Gordon (50 mins); Neil Devlin for F Molloy (50 mins); Brian Sweeney for C Clarke (60 mins).

Referee: Michael Farrell (Ballymahon).