Ulster club IFC final: Cavanagh kicks Moy to historic success

November 26, 2017

Sean Cavanagh and his brother Colm celebrate Moy's Ulster club IFC success with family.

Sean Cavanagh added another medal to his impressive collection when helping Moy to a 0-9 to 0-8 victory over Rostrevor in a nail-biting Ulster club IFC final at the Athletic Grounds.

The former Footballer of the Year has enjoyed a wonderful run with his club since retiring from the inter-county scene after Tyrone's All-Ireland SFC semi-final drubbing by Dublin at the end of August, and can now look forward to another All-Ireland semi-final early in the New Year.

Cavanagh's haul of 0-4 proved crucial as the Tír na nÓgs withstood a late rally from their Down opponents to keep the title in Tyrone for another year. With goalkeeper Jonathan Parr landing a brace of long-range frees, Rostrevor took an early 0-5 to 0-2 lead, but the winners rallied to regain parity at the interval, 0-5 apiece.

Harry Loughran and Eunan Deeney scoring two points each as Moy opened up a 0-9 to 0-6 lead before Rostrevor - for whom Down star Caolan Mooney posted 0-4 - fought back to leave the minimum in it.

Moy - N Brady; P Mackle, T McNicholl, T Conlon; M Gribbin, N Conlon, E Deeney (0-2); C Cavanagh, T Loughran; D Conroy (0-1), H Loughran (0-2), A Currie; R Coleman, S Cavanagh (0-4, 3f), C Duffy. Subs: E Rafferty for A Currie, D McKeown for C Duffy, P Lavery for D Conroy, K McQuaide for R Coleman, A Donaghy for T Conlon.

Rostrevor - J Parr (0-2f); J Rice, D McElhinney, J Farrell; J Donaghy, Christopher Magee, J Connolly; N Farrell, Conor Magee (0-1); B Keenan, S Parr, D Magee; C Doyle, P Kane (0-1), C Mooney (0-4, 3f). Subs: J Fegan for J Farrell, J Morgan for C Doyle, C Gordon for D Magee, C Owens for Conor Magee.

Referee - N McKenna.

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