NY GAA report: Tipp get title in battle against Galway
Monaghan too strong and Second Half surge wins it for Manhattan Gaels
Monaghan 1 Donal Hearty 2 Mike O’Regan 3 Sean Kelly 4 Paul Lamb 5 Lonan Maguire 6 Bonnie Kenney 7 Mark McCaughey 8 Kevin Connolly 9 Kevin Smith 10 Caoimhin O’Callaghan 11 Darren Freeman 12 Shane McKenna 13 John Connolly 14 Paul McArdle 15 Dave Harvey
Referee Martin O’Connor
Junior B Football Final
Second Half surge wins it
Longford 1-17 Manhattan Gaels 2-05
Longford used a dominating second half performance to take home the Junior B football title at Gaelic Park on Sunday. The sides were level three times in the first half before Longford started to get ahead. They had the final two points of the first half but also had most of the play but errant shooting stopped them from getting further ahead. That included a penalty being driven wide by Brian Kavanagh when Tommy Dolan was pulled to the ground. Amazingly Ger Shivanan was not booked for his discression. The winners added four points to their total to increase the advantage to 0-09 to 0-03 with twenty minutes left. Manhattan then had their best period of the contest when they had 1-02 in five minutes with the goal coming from Barry McErlean when a mistake from a kickout at the Longford end allowed the Gaels to punish. They were now within two but the winners reacted in the best way possible. A string of points, five in total before Sean McCoy had a clever goal when he took a PJ Mahoney pass and side stepped three men before dispatching to the net put the contest out of reach. Three further points before a consolation Conor Hickey goal put a gloss on the scoreboard amounted to a comprehensive victory for the reformed Longford club.
Manhattan Gaels 1Ger Shivnan 2 Leo Quigley 3 Paul Staunton 4 Paddy McGuinness 5 Ryan Canavan 6 Naill Brennan 7 Joe O’Connor 8 Conor Hickey (1-01)9 David Varley 10 John Crowe (0-01)11 Barry McErlean (1-00)12 Brian Whelan (0-02) 13 Neven Higgins 14 Cormac Finn 15 Mick Moroney (0-01)
Longford 1 Dave Lynch 2 John McCorry 3 Micheal Ledwith 4 Eugene O’Hagan 5 Val Delaney 6 Mike Creegan 7 Brendan Donaghue 8 Kevin Smith (0-01)9 Paul O’Hara (0-02)10 Brian Kavanagh (0-04)11 PJ O’Mahoney (0-02)12 Sean McCoy (1-02)13 Nathan Finnigan (0-03)14 Tommy Nolan (0-01)15 Ronan Rodgers Sub Brian Curley (0-02)
Referee Peter McCormack
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