99 year wait comes to an end for Charlestown

01 October 2001
Mayo SFC final replay
Charlestown...........................2-16
Knockmore.................................0-8


A 99 year wait came to an end for Charlestown on Saturday when they comfortably overcame Knockmore in the Mayo SFC final replay at McHale Park.

It was a scrappy contest overall but that won’t bother Charlestown who enjoyed a surprisingly comfortable victory. At half-time they were 0-11 to 0-4 to the good.

Two early second half points from Kevin Staunton and Kevin O’Neill gave Knockmore a glimmer of hope but a Richard Haran goal shortly after killed off the Knockmore challenge. Substitute Eoghan Gallagher’s goal was the icing on the cake.

There was a few ugly scenes during the closing stages of the game and the sending off of Kevin Staunton compounded Knockmore’s woes.

Charlestown - J Casey; E Casey, R Lenehan, R O’Connell; D Healy, D Higgins, K Deignan; D Tiernan (0-2), A Higgins (0-1); R Haran (1-5), M Caffrey, P Mulligan (0-1); P Horkan, O Conway (0-3), S Higgins (0-4). Subs - O Gallagher (0-1) for Horkan, N Gallagher for E Casey, A Mulligan for S Higgins, F Conway for Healy.

Knockmore - P Reape; G O’Hara, D Sweeney, R Gaughan; P Clarke, P Cawley, P Munnelly; D Dempsey, K Staunton (0-1); A Butler, K O’Neill (0-7), L McHale; S Sweeney, N Reape, D Munnelly. Subs - S Sweeney for McHale, J Brogan for Butler, J Coy for O’Hara, P Hughes for N Reape.