Rathnew have won the Senior football championship for the 3rd year in a row after beating rivals St.Pat’s on Sunday afternoon in Aughrim.
Rathnew lead at by a point in a tight first half of very few chances.
The Villagers took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half and St.Pat’s had no answer to a brace from Nicky Mernagh.
Final score Rathnew 3-6 St.Pat’s 0-9.
James Stafford was awarded “Man of the match”
SCORERS – Rathnew: N Mernagh 2-0; L Glynn 1-1; E Doyle (3f) 0-4; J Stafford 0-1. St Patrick’s: T Kelly (4f) 0-5; B Coen (2f) 0-2; D Healy, R Murphy 0-1 each.
RATHNEW – P Dignam; P Merrigan, D Power, J Snell; W Kavanagh, R O’Brien, E Glynn; A Merriman, J Stafford; E Doyle, L Glynn, T Smyth; N Mernagh, J Merrigan, S Byrne. Subs: G Merrigan for T Smyth (49min); J Manley for E Glynn (49min); J Byrne for S Byrne (53min); P Ellis for J Merrigan (59min).
ST PATRICK’S – C Byrne; P Higgins, D McEvoy, C Doyle; N Earls, N Donnelly, W Doyle; D Healy, P McWalter; P Earls, T Kelly, R Murphy; D O’Sullivan, E Wolfe, B Coen. Subs: James Kavanagh for W Doyle (33min, inj); Stephen Duffy for B Coen (41min); Shane Murley for D McEvoy (45min); Conor Ffrench for P Earls (50min); Johnny Delahunt for E Wolfe (59min).