Pearses end the famine

Pádraig Pearses 1-20 Four Roads 1-13

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Gaelic Games -

Daniel Glynn’s ac­cu­racy from gen­eral play and frees helped Pádraig Pearses end their 30-year famine in the Roscom­mon SHC fi­nal at Ath­league.

The Pearses cen­tre-for­ward con­trib­uted 0-15, in­clud­ing five from play as Pearses put the dis­ap­point­ment of los­ing their last eight fi­nals be­hind them.

Shane Naughton’s four sump­tu­ous points from play took some off the scor­ing bur­den off Glynn as Pearses opened up a 0-11 to 0-7 in­ter­val ad­van­tage.

Full-for­ward James Fitz­mau­rice goaled four minutes into the sec­ond half to hint at a Four Roads re­cov­ery. But when sub­sti­tute Oisín Kelly availed of some hes­i­tant Four Roads de­fend­ing to flick Glynn’s 45th minute free to the net, Pearses were on their way.

Res­o­lute Pearses de­fend­ing kept Four Roads at bay, and it was fit­ting that Glynn bi­sected the posts in spec­tac­u­lar fashion in in­jury time to con­firm his side’s first cham­pi­onship suc­cess since 1987.

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