Leinster Club IFC final: Strong second-half showing secures silverware for Mattock

December 07, 2019

David Reid of Mattock Rangers

Mattock Rangers brought Mullinavat’s winning run to an end in today’s Leinster Club IFC final at Drogheda.

The Louth champions defeated their Kilkenny counterparts on a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-11 to get their hands on the much coveted provincial silverware.

Mullinavat enjoyed the better of the early exchanges and raced into a 0-4 to 0-1 lead.

The first-half finished with the visitors ahead by 0-8 to 0-7 but the momentum swung firmly in Mattock’s favour shortly after the resumption.

Brian Corcoran netted the game’s only goal and further scores from the impressive David Reid (3), Aaron O’Brien (2), Brendan Leacy and Shane Hickey ensured it was a day to remember for Mattock Rangers.

They now advance to an All-Ireland semi-final showdown with Monaghan and Ulster winners Magheracloone.

Mattock Rangers - M Englishby; S Maguire, N McKeown, A Caraher; B Leavy (0-1), D Englishby, R Kilbane; A Reid (0-2), D Bannon; T Donegan, R Leneghan, S Hickey (0-2); B Corcoran (1-0), A O’Brien (0-2), D Reid (0-7, 5f). Subs: C Fleming for T Donegan, B McKenna for D Bannon, S Gilsenan for S Maguire, H Donnelly for R Leneghan (BC), J Caraher for R Kilbane, O McKenna for B Corcoran.

Mullinavat - K Dunphy; S Kelly, J Fennelly, M Jones; J Walsh (0-1), G Malone (0-1), M Mansfield; T Aylward, M Malone (0-1); C Duggan, I Duggan (0-4, 3f), A Mansfield (0-1); O Knox (0-1), J Fennelly (0-2), B Phelan. Subs: P Dempsey for M Mansfield, L Fennelly for B Phelan, S Aylward for M Jones, D Kenneally for C Duggan.

Referee - P Maguire.

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