Mayo SHC final: Higgins fires Ballyhaunis to victory

October 12, 2015

A dejected Keith Higgins after Mayo's All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay loss to Dublin.
©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Ballyhaunis 0-20
Tooreen 1-14

Keith Higgins produced a 'man-of-the-match' display as Ballyhaunis retained their Mayo SHC title with a three point victory over Tooreen yesterday.

The county's football captain sent over six points (four frees) from his midfield berth while half-forward Brian Hunt top scored with seven points.

Managed by Keith's father Peter, Ballyhaunis led by 0-11 to 1-5 at the break after conceding the game's only goal to Kenny Feeney midway through the first-half.

Ballyhaunis - M Walsh; A Brennan, P Healy, A Lyons; K Kiely, E Collins, F Lyons; P Higgins, K Higgins (0-6, 4f); B Hunt (0-7, 6f), S Griffen (0-1), M Lyons; D O'Brien (0-4), P Kiely (0-1), S Hoban (0-1). Subs: T Buckley for S Griffen, C Collins for M Lyons, A Phillips for P Kiely, J Cribben for D O'Brien.

Tooreen - D Freyne; S Ganley, S Morley, C Finn; S Coyne, D Kenny (0-1), D Harrison; C Freeman (0-2), G Nolan (0-1); J Ganley, S Lenehan (0-1), F Boland (0-2); S Hunt, S Boland (0-1), K Feeney (1-5, 0-2f). Subs: S Kenny for J Ganley, S Regan (0-1) for S Hunt, P Freyne for S Lenehan.

Referee - C Collins.

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