Inniskeen deny 'Blayney Monaghan SHC seven-in-a-row

September 04, 2023

A Monaghan flag flies at St Tiernach's Park, Clones

In yesterday’s only senior county final, Inniskeen ended Castleblayney’s bid for a seven-in-a-row of Monaghan SHC titles with a 1-11 to 0-13 victory in Clones.

Clare native Niall Arthur scored 1-6 before getting sent off in the final quarter as Inniskeen hung on for their first title since 2016. Niall Garland hit eight points for the holders who held a slender 0-8 to 0-7 lead at the break after Inniskeen ‘keeper Pauric Dowdall saved a penalty from his opposite number Hugh Byrne. 

Arthur’s goal put Inniskeen in the driving seat and they withstood a late rally from ‘Blayney, with three frees from Padraig McGahon helping to get them over the line.


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