Sligo SHC final: Calry coast to four-in-a-row

October 13, 2014

Calry St Josephs celebrate. Pic courtesy of Calry St Josephs

Calry St. Joseph's 4-14
Western Gaels 0-3

Calry completed a four-in-a-row of Sligo SHC titles with an emphatic 23-point victory over Western Gaels at Markievicz Park yesterday.

Played at a curtain-raiser to the SFC final, the game was as one-sided as the scoreline suggests with Calry doing as they pleased, despite playing the last 22 minutes with 14 players after wing back Fiachra Coyne.

A hat-trick of goals from Kevin Gilmartin ensured a comfortable win for the champions after Western Gaels had opened the scoring from a Daniel Kirby free. St. Joseph's went on to lead by 2-7 to 0-2 at the break before doubling that tally in the second period.

Calry St Joseph's - C Madden; M Larkin, J Kenny, C Maguire; F Coyne, L Reidy (0-2, 1f, 1'65), F Keown; K Raymond (0-7, 4f, 1'65), R Cox (0-1); N McDermott, D Collery, T Kelly (1-0); D Cox, K Gilmartin (3-3), E McCarthy (0-1). Subs: D Reidy for E McCarthy, E Doherty for D Cox, D Cox for M Larkin, B McArdle for T Kelly.

Western Gaels - M Fitzsimons; M Connolly, E McGowan (0-1f), T Cawley; M Gordon, J Connor, A Morrison; T Mahon, J Hynes; L Ryan, M McGowan, N Hynes; T Ryan, D Kirby (0-2f), R Campion. Subs: MJ Crean for M McGowan, C Hallinan for N Hynes, D Hynes for M Gordon, N Hannon for T Mahon.

Referee - G Chapman.

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