2,240 spectators turned up in O’Connor Pk to see Ferbane and Clonbullogue win the Junior A & C Football finals on Sunday, while on Saturday 1,430 saw Clara win the Minor B Football final, while Ferbane and St Broughan’s must do it all again after finishing all square after extra time in the Minor A Football Final replay
Junior A Football Final
Ferbane 2-8 Kilclonfert 1-10
After trailing 1-5 to 0-1 at half time and by 1-8 to 0-3 with 15 minutes left, Ferbane put in a magnificent last quarter to snatch victory at the death thanks to a Ronan McGuire goal in the 61st minute. The introduction of Colin Kenny mid-way through the second half was instrumental in Ferbane winning their 5th Junior title and first since 1995. Kenny contributed four marvellous points and set up the move that resulted in McGuire’s late goal.
Ferbane: Colin Kenny 0-4, Ronan McGuire 1-1, Dermot Daly 1-0, Declan Killian 0-1, Kevin Waldron 0-1, Ryan Heavin 0-1
Kilclonfert: Michael Kelly 0-4, Alan Daly 1-1, Colm Quinn 0-1, Cathal Mangan 0-1, Shane Mangan 0-1, Johnny Roe 0-1, TJ Moore 0-1
Junior C Football Final Replay
Clonbullogue 1-7 Cappincur 0-7
A goal two from Paddy Quinn two minutes into the second half proved decisive as Clonbullogue regained the Junior C title they last won in 2013. The sides were level at 0-4 each, but after Quinn goaled there was no way back for last year’s beaten finalists.
Clonbullogue: Paddy Quinn 1-2, Dara Hickey 0-2, James Bingham 0-1, Ciarán Feeney 0-1. Stephen Holohan 0-1
Cappincur: Peter Norris 0-3, Niall Minnock 0-1, Chris Gethings 0-1, Gavin Rooney 0-1, Kevin Brown 0-1
Minor A Football Final Replay
Ferbane/Belmont 0-16 St Broughan’s 2-10
Ferbane/Belmont and St Broughan’s will have to do it all over again as they played out an enthralling draw after extra time in this replayed Minor A final. The sides were level F/B 0-7 St Broughan’s 1-4, at the end of normal time it was 0-12 to 1-9. When St Broughan’s edged 2-10 to 0-14 in front at the end of the first period of extra time, it looked as though they might hold out for their first minor title, however, F/B managed to snatch a draw and the final goes to a second replay
Ferbane/Belmont: Cian Johnson 0-6, Ronan McGuire 0-4, Gavin Kelly 0-3, Jack Darcy 0-3
St Broughan’s: Shane O’Brien 1-8, Oisín Murphy 1-0, Jack McEvoy 0-1, Robin Galbraith 0-1
Minor B Football Final
Clara: 5-9 St Rynagh’s 2-5
Clara laid the foundation for this success in the opening half as they led by 2-7 to 1-1 at the break. They added three further second half goals to run out comfortable 13 point winners.
Clara: Josh Fleming 1-4, Seamus O’Brien 2-0, Mark Newman 1-1, Chris Egan 1-0, David Fleming 0-2, Cathal O’Meara 0-1, Conor Egan 0-1
St Rynagh’s: Enda Flynn 1-1, Eoin Wood 0-3, Aaron Kenny 1-0, Sean Kilmartin 0-1