Rathvilly deny Eire Og Carlow SFC five-in-a-row

November 14, 2021

Rathvilly are back on top of the Carlow SFC pile.

Brian Murphy scored 1-8 as Rathvilly denied Eire Og a five-in-a-row of Carlow SFC titles in a entertaining final at Netwatch Cullen Park.

The rank outsiders caused a sensation today when they beat the reigning champions by 2-12 to 1-10 with Murphy's second minute goal setting the tempo.

They now progress to a Leinster first round meeting with Louth champions Naomh Mairtin next Sunday.

The sides went in level at the break on 1-4 apiece after Chris Blake bagged a goal for the defending champions and Murphy restored parity from a free at the short whistle.

The outcome hung in the balance right until the very end when substitute Eric Molloy was on hand to drive a loose ball to the Eire Og net, thus sealing a ninth SFC success for the Wicklow border outfit.

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