All-Ireland Club IFC: McCarthy inspires Kilcummin to All-Ireland glory

February 09, 2019

Kilcummin's Kevin McCarthy celebrates after scoring a goal. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Kilcummin were crowned All-Ireland Club Intermediate football champions at Croke Park this evening.

The Kerry and Munster champions got the better of Antrim’s Naomh Eanna on a scoreline of 5-13 to 2-9.

Kilcummin captain Brendan Kealy lifts the All-Ireland club IFC trophy. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

A Kevin McCarthy hat-trick was a key ingredient in their winning formula and the talented full-foward also sent over seven points for good measure!

Goals from Matt Keane, McCarthy and Kieran Murphy (penalty) helped establish a 3-6 to 2-4 interval lead for the winners.

Eoin Nagle and Kristian Healy raised green flags for Naomh Eanna but two second-half goals from McCarthy put the issue beyond any doubt.

Kilcummin - B Kealy; S O’Leary, D Maher, D Moynihan; P Casey, C O’Leary, W Maher; K Murphy (1-1), K Gorman; S McSweeney, G O’Leary (0-2), P Nagle; N Duggan (0-1f), K McCarthy (3-7), M Keane (1-0). Subs: J McCarthy (0-1) for P Nagle, D O’Leary for W Maher, I Devane (0-1) for N Duggan, D O’Leary for G O’Leary, K Teehan for K Murphy, M O’Shea for M Keane.

Naomh Eanna - P Flood; K Jennings, D Gault, M McNamee; C Lyttle, J McAuley, C McAuley; P Curran, J Maskey; P Healy, R Scott (1-2), K Healy; E Gibson, O Eastwood (0-7, 5f), E Nagle (1-0). Subs: C O’Neill for P Curran, M Morgan for P Flood, C Thompson for C McAuley, C Eastwood for D Gault, N McKeown for E Gibson, R Kennedy for R Scott, D Walsh for K Healy.

Referee - J Molloy.

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