Rathnew crowned county Champions

Rathnew captain Leighton Glynn with the Miley cup after his sides win over Blessington

Rathnew 3-08 Blessington 0-12

Rathnew have been crowned Senior football champions following a 5 point win in Aughrim over Blessington this afternoon.

The Village were red hot favourites going into the game and were quick out of the traps leading by 3-04 to 3 points after 25 minutes with goals from Mark Doyle, Leighton Glynn and James Stafford.

Blessington held Rathnew to 4 points in the second half but ran out of time.

Rathnew’s Nicky Mernagh picked up the “Man of the Match” award

Rathnew: P Dignam; P Merrigan, D Power, J Snell; W Kavanagh, R O’Brien, E Glynn; J Stafford (1-0), T Smith (0-1); E Doyle (2f, 0-3), L Glynn (1-0), G Merrigan (0-1); N Mernagh (0-1), M Doyle (1-1), J Merrigan (1 45, 0-1). Subs: S Byrne for J Merrigan (44), D Jameson for E Glynn (61), C Healy for G Merrigan (61, BC).

Blessington: S Kitt; B Murphy, S Bohan, D Fennessy; C Kenny, P McLoughlin, KJ Rogers; E Keogh (0-2), B Carroll (0-1); M Nugent, A McLoughlin (0-2), M McLoughlin (0-2); P O’Connor (0-2), C Geraghty (1f, 0-2), K Hanlon. Subs: D Boothman (0-1) for M Nugent (27), G Murray for D Fennessy (HT), M O’Connor for M McLoughlin (59), B Finan for B Murphy (63, BC).


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