Down SFC: No stopping Kilcoo's drive for five

September 25, 2016

Kilcoo's Paul Devlin gets past Aidan Carr of Clonduff.
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Kilcoo maintained their vice-like grip on the Down SFC silverware when claiming their fifth title in-a-row at Clonduff's expense today.

The Pairc Esler scoreboard read Kilcoo 3-11, Clonduff 0-9 final at the full-time whistle.

The winners laid the foundations for their comprehensive victory in the opening 30 minutes and they went in at the break holding a commanding 2-8 to 0-1 lead.

The Kilcoo players and kids celebrate winning a five-in-a-row of Down SFC titles.
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Aaron Morgan and 'man-of-the-match' Daryl Branagan found the back of the Clonduff net in the first-half and Ceilum Doherty added a third in the second-half.

Such was their dominance, they could even afford the luxury of having Eugene Branagan sent off in the second-half en route to picking up their 15th county crown.

Kilcoo - N Kane; N McEvoy, D O'Hanlon (0-1f), N Branagan; D Branagan (1-0), Aidan Branagan, Adrian Branagan; J McClean (0-1), F McGreevy; C Doherty (1-0), A Morgan (1-0), R Johnston (0-1); M Devlin (0-4), P Devlin (0-2, 1f), C Laverty (0-1). Subs: E Branagan for Adrian Branagan, J Johnston for F McGreevy, G McEvoy for R Johnston, JJ McLoughlin (0-1) for P Devlin, S O'Hanlon for J McClean, G McEvoy for M Devlin.

Clonduff - J Brown; D O'Hagan, S O'Hagan, R Lively; B Britton, R Grant, P Lively; A Carr, N Tumilty; K Trainor, S McConville (0-4f), P O'Hagan (0-1); C Og O'Hagan, R Branagan, B O'Hagan (0-4). Subs: F McConville for K Trainor, C Carr for N Tumilty, S Ward for C Og O'Hagan.

Referee - N Cousins.

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