FBD League final: Stroll in the Park for Mayo

10 October 2011

Mayo's Enda Varley
Mayo rounded off a successful season when they hammered New York in the FBD Connacht League final at a balmy Gaelic Park in the Bronx.

Mayo 7-11
New York 2-8

A brace of goals from Young Footballer of the Year contender Cillian O'Connor and further three-pointers from Alan Freeman and Enda Varley had propelled the Connacht champions into a 4-5 to 0-3 lead by half-time. Centre forward Aidan O'Shea hit a brace after the restart, while Freeman added his second before Adrian O'Connor and substitute Mike Jim Fitzgerald scored consolation goals for the Exiles in the final quarter.

Teams - Mayo: K O'Malley; D Geraghty, G Cafferky, E Reilly; C Barrett, R Feeney, L Keegan; J Gibbons (0-1), S O'Shea (0-1); K McLoughlin, A O'Shea (2-0), A Campbell (0-2); E Varley (1-2), A Freeman (2-4), C O'Connor (2-1). Subs: T Howley, R McGarrity, J Kilcullen and M Ronaldson.

New York: A Hearty; J Bell, K Carden, P Lambe; L Maguire, R McGinley, D Keane; S Sheridan, A O'Connor (1-0), K Walsh (0-2), CJ Molloy, T Warburton; P Hatzer (0-2), J Kelly (0-2), J Moynagh. Subs: M Cregan, MJ Fitzgerald (1-0), B McGourty (0-2), K Rogers.

Ref - Ollie Kelly (Roscommon).

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