Boyle finish season on a high!


Mulryan Construction AFL Division 2 (O’Gara Cup Final)

Boyle 1-18

St. Faithleach’s 1-9

Boyle finished their season in style with a decisive win against St. Faithleach’s in the O’Gara Cup final at Abbey Park on Saturday. On the day the club honoured one of their legends, the late John Joe Nerney, Boyle started well and with Enda Smith, Roch Hanmore, Donie Smith, David Callaghan and Cian McKeon all playing well, the home side knocked over some excellent points in the opening quarter.

  Faithleach’s responded and scored 1-4 without replay with Ciaráin Murtagh on target with frees and Dave Rooney finding the net in the 23rd minute. However, Boyle responded with four points in a row to lead 0-10 to 1-5 at the halfway mark.

  The key score arrived seven minutes into the second half when International Rules team member and All Star nominee, Enda Smith, scored a fine goal following clever play from David Callaghan. Ciaráin Murtagh replied for Faithleach’s but then Boyle reeled off five points without reply to see them home comfortably. Faithleach’s’ challenge was not helped when Diarmuid Murtagh was red carded with ten minutes to go but the game was slipping away from them at that stage.

Boyle scorers: T McKenna (0-2), R Hanmore (0-3), E Smith (1-3), D Smith (0-8), C McKeon (0-1), D Callaghan (0-1).

St. Faithleach’s scorers: B Murtagh (0-1), D Rooney (1-0), C Murtagh (0-6), D Murtagh (0-2).

Referee: Gerry Carmody.