Roscommon SHC final: Athleague bridge 11 year gap

October 07, 2018

Athleague manager Seamus Qualter. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Athleague claimed the Mickey Cunniffe Cup for the first time since 2007 when upsetting the odds against Four Roads today.

The hosts finished with a goal to spare (2-11 to 1-11) over the favourites.

Seamus Qualter’s side dominated the first-half and built up a sizeable 2-7 to 0-2 lead which helped them withstand a second-half Four Roads rally.

Athleague - D Connell; D Delaney, A Moore, JP Murray; N Connolly, G Fallon, P Nolan; D Heavey, A Lyons; C Kelly (0-1), E Coyle (0-2), E Flanagan (1-4, 0-2f); D Flaherty (1-0), R Fallon (0-4, 1f), B McGahon. Subs: C Murray for B McGahon, T Connaughton for D Heavey.

Four Roads - D Dowd; Cormac Coyle; N Fallon, T Treacy; S Curley, M Kelly (0-1), D Treacy; Conor Coyle, C Dolan (1-0); B Kelly, C Mulry (0-2), A Lawlor (0-5, 2'65, 1f); J Lawlor, J Coyne (0-3), E Rogerson. Subs: B Mulry for J Lawlor, J Mulry for B Kelly, J Donnelly for Conor Coyle, M McLoughlin for Cormac Coyle.

Referee - A Clogher.

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