Eire Og were crowned Carlow senior football champions for the third year in-a-row at Netwatch Cullen Park today.
The town side eased to a convincing 1-16 to 0-5 final success over Palatine.
Recce Denieffe’s 28th minute goal pushed the holders into a 1-7 to 0-3 interval lead and they maintained their stranglehold on proceedings after the break.
Five points without reply left Palatine with too big a mountain to climb.
Chris Blake took the scoring honours with 0-6 (four frees) for the Sean Gannon captained winners while goalkeeper Rickie Keating also got in on the scoring with a free.
Eire Og could even afford the luxury of a missed Derek Hayden penalty in the opening period.
Eire Og - R Keating (0-1f); R Mahon, M Fitzgerald, B Kavanagh; J Lowry, M Furey, P McElligott; J Morrissey (0-2), E Ruth; R Denieffe (1-1), D O’Brien, S Gannnon; C Blake (0-6, 4f), D Hayden, C Mullins (0-2). Subs: R Dunphy for D Hayden, N Quinlan (0-4, 3f) for C Mullins, C Hulton for R Denieffe, E Kelly for R Mahon, A Murphy for D O’Brien, D Ruth for C Blake.
Palatine - C Kearney; D Fitzpatrick, C Lawlor, C O’Doherty; S Reilly, A Murphy, D Reid (0-1); J Brennan (0-1), J Kane; T Kenny, S O’Neill, J Kenny; A Kehoe (0-2, 1f), N Reid, C Crowley (0-1). Subs: G Healy for D Reid, C Reynolds for S O’Neill, C O’Neill for J Kenny.
Referee - P Murphy.Tweet