Coolderry were crowned Offaly senior hurling champions for the 31st time in O’Connor Park today.
The Joachim Kelly coached side lowered the colours of reigning champions Kilcormac-Killoughey by 2-17 to 0-17 in the Faithful County showpiece.
A late scoring burst that yielded 1-2 broke the holders’ brave resistance.
Captain Kevin Connolly found the back of the Kilcormac-Killoughey net in the first-half and the eventual winners led by 1-9 to 0-8 at the halfway stage.
The game was very much in the balance entering the closing stages but Eoghan Parlon bagged a second goal to apply the gloss to Coolderry’s first county triumph since 2015.
Coolderry - S Corcoran (0-1f); S Connolly, T Corcoran, S Burke; B Teehan, K Brady (0-1), B Kelly; M Bergin, D King (0-1); E Parlon (1-0), C Molloy (0-1), D Parlon; B Carroll (0-10, 6f, 2'65), M Corcoran (0-1), K Connolly (1-2). Subs: C Parlon for B Kelly, D Miller for D Parlon, J Brady for M Corcoran, W Malone for C Molloy.
Kilcormac-Killoughey - Conor Slevin; G Healion, E Grogan, O Mahon; K Grogan, D Kilmartin, K Leonard; S Leonard, D Murray (0-2); C Mahon (0-3), Ciaran Slevin (0-6, 4f), P Geraghty; C Kiely (0-2), D Currams (0-1), T Geraghty (0-2). Subs: J Gorman (0-1) for S Leonard, C Lowry for D Currams.
Referee - S Guinan.