Castletown end long wait in Westmeath
September 20, 2004
Lough Lene Gaels 1-9
Keith Gorry hit a dramatic injury-time winner to give Castletown-Geoghegan their first Westmeath senior hurling title in 14 years at the expense of favourites Lough Lene Gaels in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Sunday, September 19.
The black and ambers' success was richly deserved as the Gaels were far too reliant on 17-year-old Killian Cosgrove for scores. Cosgrove scored all but one point of his side's tally and brought the Collinstown men back from the brink when he blasted a 21 metre free to the net to level proceedings with two minutes of normal time remaining.
But having lost to the Gaels in heartbreaking circumstances two years ago, Castletown were not to be denied with Gorry scoring the winning point a minute into injury-time. Castletown led by 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval, with county football star Alan Mangan accounting for the bulk of their scores.
Castletown - J Jackson, B Whelan, E Dalton, K Jackson, I Corrigan, D Gallagher, M Garvin, K Gorry 0-1, J Brennan 0-1, A Mangan 0-8, P Corcoran, P Clarke, B Lehart 0-3, P Connaughton, J Clarke. Subs: G Jackson for P Clarke
Lough Lene Gaels - M Briody, A Keogh, M Murtagh, B Williams, S Carroll, C Murtagh, C Williams, P Williams, M McNicholas, G Briody, K Cosgrove 1-8, J Gavigan, D Cunningham 0-1, J Kennedy, D Carty. Subs: D McNicholas for M McNicholas, J Connell for G Briody, F O'Farrell for D McNicholas, M Williams for P Williams
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