Carlow SFC final: Second-half goals swing it for Palatine

October 09, 2016

Former Laois manager Mick Lillis is in charge of Palatine.
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Palatine retained the Conlon Cup when finishing with seven points to spare - 2-13 to 0-12 - over 2014 champions Rathvilly at Netwatch Cullen Park today.

An evenly contested first-half finished with the sides level on 0-6 apiece but two second-half goals laid the foundations for Palatine's sixth success overall.

David Reid and Ciaran Moran found the back of the Rathvilly net in the 37th and 43rd minutes respectively while 19-year-old Shane O'Neill produced a 'man-of-the-match' performance in kicking six points.

Palatine - C Kearney (0-1f); C O'Doherty, C Lawlor, M Rennick; S Reilly (0-1), Christopher Crowley, J Brennan; D Reid (1-1), J Kane; N Reid, C Moran (1-1), S O'Neill (0-6, 5f); J Kenny, T Kenny (0-1), Conor Crowley (0-1). Subs: J Reid for J Kenny, P Reid (0-1) for D Reid, B Kelly for S O'Neill, B Farrell for C Moran.

Rathvilly - R Molloy; BJ Molloy, T Bolger, K Curran; J O'Donoghue, W O'Donoghue, C Byrne; K Doyle (0-1), Brian Murphy; Brendan Murphy (0-2), JJ Smith (0-1), E Finnegan (0-2); D Molloy, G Dempsey (0-5, 3f), A Kelly (0-1). Subs: JB Leonard for K Doyle, D O'Brien for Brian Murphy, R Ryan for BJ Molloy, B Smith for E Finnegan.

Referee - D Hickey.



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