Down SFC final: Kilcoo upset the odds

October 22, 2012

Kilcoo celebrate at Pairc Esler. INPHO

Kilcoo pulled off a surprise to claim the Down SFC title at Mayobridge's expense in yesterday's final at Newry.

A goal in the second minute from county star Conor Laverty helped establish a 1-5 to 0-5 interval lead for the winners.

Midfielder Felim McGreevy raised a second green flag in the 41st minute.

Mayobridge replied with a goal nine minutes from time but they had left themselves with too big a mountain to climb.

Kilcoo - S Kane; N Branagan, N McEvoy (0-1), D Branagan; S O'Hanlon, A Branagan, G McEvoy; P Greenan, F McGreevy (1-1); J Johnston (0-1), P Devlin (0-5), D O'Hanlon; C Laverty (1-0), A Devlin, G McEvoy. Subs: R Johnston for A Devlin, A McEvoy for McGreevy, S Devlin for Greenan.

Mayobridge - S Strain; K McClorey, B Rooney, K Lynchehaun; R Sexton (0-1), M Lively, C Garvey; S O'Hare, B Coulter; C O'Hare (0-1), K Gallagher, K Quinn (0-1); A Barry, C Magee (0-4), R Brady. Subs: K O'Rourke (1-1) for Gallagher, N Sexton for Barry, E Woods for S O'Hare, S McNamee for Rooney, M Walsh for C O'Hare.

Referee - C Branagan.

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