Leinster MFC: One way traffic as Dubs dispatch Louth
16 July 2017
Dublin's Sean Hawkshaw with Alan McGauley of Louth.
Dublin showed no mercy to Louth as they romped to a convincing 33rd Leinster MFC success in Croke Park today.
Early goals from James Doran and James Madden set the tone for a one-sided encounter and the team in sky blue ran out 2-19 to 0-12 winners.
The Wee County, who were contesting their first provincial final at this grade since 1971, found themselves 0-5 to 2-11 in arrears at the halfway stage.
12 players made the Dublin scoresheet with David Lacey (0-4) and Doran (1-1) finishing as joint top scorers.
Ciaran Keenan sent over six points (5 frees and 1 45) for the team in red and white but Wayne Kieran's side played second fiddle to the metropolitans throughout the contest.
Dublin - D O’Hanlon; D Maher, P O Cofaigh Byrne, L Flatman; K Kennedy (0-1), N Matthews, E O’Dea (0-2); M Tracey (0-1), D Ryan; D Brennan (0-1), J Doran (1-1), J Madden (1-0); R McGarry (0-3), S Hawkshaw (0-2, 1f), D Lacey (0-4, 1f, 1'45). Subs: A Byrne (0-1) for D Brennan, C Archer (0-2, 1f) for D Lacey, L Doran (0-1) for E O’Dea, K Lynch Bissett for M Tracey, E Joyce for S Hawkshaw.
Louth - A McGauley; A Connor, P Trainor, D Corcoran; L Grey, E Callaghan, J O’Reilly; L Jackson (0-1), C Morgan; G Garland, C Keenan (0-6, 5f, 1'45), F Malone (0-1); B Mooney, C Gillespie, J Gallagher (0-4, 3f). Subs: A Molloy for A McGauley, C Nicholson for F Malone, S Hickey for C Morgan, S Byrne for C Gillespie, K O’Neill for G Garland, D McGreehan for L Grey.
Referee - P Maguire.