Connacht Club SFC final: Brigid's land three-in-a-row

26 November 2012

Cathal McHugh of St Brigid's and Thomas Regan of Ballaghaderreen during the Connacht SFC Club final at McHale Park. INPHO
ST BRIGID'S 1-12
BALLAGHDERREEN 0-6

St Brigid's were crowned Connacht Club SFC champions for the third year in a row when they finished with nine points to spare over Mayo champions Ballaghderreen in the final at Castlebar.

The Roscommon kingpins held a narrow 0-6 to 0-5 interval but they hit 1-5 without reply during the third quarter to pull away from their opponents.

Senan Kilbride netted the goal for Kevin McStay's charges and he finished as their top scorer with 1-5, 0-4 from play.

All Ballaghderreen could muster in the second half was a solitary pointed free from Barry Regan.

St Brigid's now advance to an All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final meeting against either Crossmaglen Rangers or Kilcoo.

St Brigid's - S Curran; R Stack, P Domican, J Murray; D Kelleher, D Donnelly, N Grehan (0-1); K Mannion, I Kilbride (0-1); E Sheehy, G Dolan, G Cunniffe; R Blaine (0-1), S Kilbride (1-5), F Dolan (0-3). Subs: D Dolan (0-1) for Sheehy, Cathal McHugh for Kelleher, Conor McHugh for Blaine, G Aherne for Donnelly, C Sheehy for Grehan.

Ballaghderreen - O Flanagan; P Rogers, K Rogers, T Regan; P Kelly, S Drake, D Drake (0-1); B Kelly (0-1), J Kilcullen; S Finn, C Doohan, O Jordan (0-1); M Tyrell (0-1), B Regan (0-2), J Dillon. Subs: R Conway for Doohan, B Solan for Tyrell, M Towey for Finn.

Referee - M Duffy.