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The man-of-the-match award went to St. Pa­trick’s mid­fielder Paudge McWal­ter.

It is a rare oc­cur­rence for this award not to go to a player from the winning team and for McWal­ter to be so hon­oured says much about his per­for­mance for the losers.

He was the out­stand­ing player afield in the drawn match when play­ing at cen­tre-back and on Sun­day last he turned in an­other mighty dis­play when man­ning the vi­tal mid­field.

McWal­ter is a fear­less player, an out­stand­ing sports­man who is gifted at soc­cer and gaelic foot­ball, and he took the bat­tle to Kil­te­gan again in Sun­day last with an­other gutsy per­for­mance.


Again for the sec­ond week run­ning Jacko Dal­ton was the top player on the Kil­te­gan team.

He was also a mid­field player for his team and was ever in the thick of the action, driv­ing his team for­ward, es­pe­cially in the sec­ond half when St. Pa­trick’s were seek­ing to es­tab­lish a bridge­head.

Jacko treated us to some mem­o­rable in­ci­dents of high-field­ing and when he briefly switched to full-for­ward in the sec­ond half he scored two glo­ri­ous points.


Paul Earls scored a peach of a goal early in the sec­ond half. He latched on to a high ball across the face of the goal from John Slat­tery and then showed a glimpse of his foot­ball artistry as he skated round his marker to cheek­ily slot the ball in the far cor­ner of Alis­ter Ham­bidge’s net.

How­ever the score that had the most telling ef­fect was James Doyle’s win­ner for Kil­te­gan just two min­utes from the end. The re­sult was blow­ing in the wind at that stage; St. Pa­trick’s had led for much of the way through­out the sec­ond half.

When Doyle gained pos­ses­sion on the left flank and coolly drilled the winning point be­tween the posts, he ful­filled a Kil­te­gan dream to win the se­nior foot­ball crown for the first time in 22 years.

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