Connacht club JFC final: Aran wins battle of the islands

November 16, 2014

Aran Islands (Galway) 0-16
Achill Island (Mayo) 0-8

Aran Islands have recorded a double-scores victory over Achill Island in a truly unique Connacht club JFC final at Tuam Stadium.

The Galway junior champions were always in control, leading by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time and eventually pulling away from a comfortable victory after Pee Sweeney's '45' had left just a goal between the sides early in the second half.

Some excellent score-taking by Mairtin Gill, Eoin Pol and Cillian Connolly in the last 20 minutes secured an historic success for the Oileann Arann men.

Aran Islands - J Seoighe; M C Seoighe, C O Domhnaill, C Seoighe; S O hIarnain (0-1), C O Brennain, C O hIarnain; R O Flathearta (0-1), P E Seoighe (0-2); M O Goill (0-3), Caomhan Seoighe, E Poill (0-6, 5f); A O hIarnain (0-1), M M Seoighe (0-1), M S Seoighe. Subs: C O Conghaile (0-1) for C Seoighe, T O Flathearta for M S Seoighe, A O Cleirigh for M O Goill, D O hAlmhain for A O Cleirigh, T Dever for D McNamara.

Achill Island - S Cafferkey; B Gallagher, L Gallagher, C Cafferkey; F Gallagher (0-1), G Cafferkey, T Dever; M D McNamara, S Grealis; J Fadian (0-1), D McNamara, R Kilbane; P Gallagher, MD Sweeney (0-1), P Sweeney (0-5, 3f, 2'45). Subs: MJ Gallagher for R Kilbane, M English for P Gallagher, O Cooney for J Fadian.

Referee - J Gilmartin.


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