Down SFC final: Kilcoo ease to four-in-a-row

October 11, 2015

Kilcoo captain Aidan Branagan lifts the cup

Kilcoo 3-10

Castlewellan 0-11

Kilcoo are celebrating a four-in-a-row in Down after cruising to victory over Castlewellan at Pairc Esler.

John 'Shorty'Treanor's underdogs, who were appearing in their first final since 2001, had no answer to the power and pace of the champions who led by 2-2 to 0-4 at the interval thanks to goals from Jerome Johnston and Paul Greenan in a five-minute spell.

A Daniel Morgan point closed the gap early in the second half, but the game was ended as a contest on the three-quarter hour mark when Ryan Johnston helped himself to the Magpies' third goal.

Kilcoo: S Kane; N Branagan, Aidan Branagan, D Branagan; Aaron Branagan, D O'Hanlon, A Fulcher, P Greenan (1-0), D McEvoy; A Morgan (0-1), R Johnston (1-2), P Devlin (0-2); M Devlin, C Laverty (0-2), J Johnston (1-2, 1f). Subs: A Devlin for Laverty (12), C Laverty for A Devlin (BC, 16), D Ward (0-1) for M Devlin (40), F McGreevy for D McEvoy (44), Gary McEvoy for P Devlin (49), J McClean for Fulcher (50), Gerard McEvoy for Morgan (58).

Castlewellan: M Cunningham; A Brogan, R McArdle, B Travers; D Morgan (0-4, 3f), K Duffin, C Flanagan; R Burns (0-1), Conal Corrigan; L McKibben, D Gilmore, D McKibben (0-1); A Burns (0-4, 3f), S Dornan, Cahal Crilly. Subs: Caolan Corrigan for Brogan (44), F McGreevy (0-1) for R Burns (46), L Toner for Conal Corrigan (48), S Hardy for Flanagan (50), D McGrady for Gilmore (53), Conor Crilly for Dornan (57).

Referee: R Barry.

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