Doneraile lose out to Ki­lara in Shield

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Ki­lara Óg 3-20 Doneraile 1-8

HAV­ING lost the cham­pi­onship fi­nal to Doneraile in re­cent months Ki­lara Óg (Kil­worth/Araglin) gained re­venge at Bal­ly­hooly on Sun­day when they ran out easy win­ners in the Rebel Óg North­ern Mi­nor B2 Hurling Shield fi­nal.

From the off­set the win­ners set out their in­ten­tions with team cap­tain Eoin Carey turn­ing in a huge per­for­mance while oth­ers to im­press through­out the game in­cluded Leon Cof­fey, Sean He­garty, Jack Kear­ney, Diar­muid Allen and Michael Gowen.

They were 0-2 to no score to the good be­fore Doneraile opened their ac­count when Stephen Ryan pointed in the sev­enth minute. Leo Cof­fey and Dar­ren Line­han traded a point be­fore Ki­lara Óg moved dou­ble scores in front when Eoin Carey pointed a free in the 11th minute.

Doneraile en­joyed their fair share of pos­ses­sion in this half with Tony O’Flynn, Cian Don­lon, Stephen Ryan and Dar­ren Line­han do­ing rather well and by the 17th minute a point each by Dar­ren Line­han and Nathan Reli­han re­duced the mar­gin to 0-5 to 0-4.

How­ever, for the rest of the game Ki­lara Óg pre­vailed with Eoin Carey play­ing a lead­ing role at mid field scor­ing the next four points that moved them 0-9 to 0-4 in front.

Doneraile got them­selves right back in con­tention when Dar­ren Line­han cut through the Ki­lara Óg de­fence and fin­ished to the net but it was the win­ners that held a healthy lead at the in­ter­val.

Eoin Carey (3) Diar­muid Allen and Sean He­garty chipped in with points be­fore Eoin Carey with a goal from a penalty in in­jury time helped hold a 1-14 to 1-5 lead at the break.

On the changeover any hopes of a Doneraile re­vival were quickly dashed when Leo Cof­fey struck for the win­ners sec­ond goal within sec­onds of the throw in. Ki­lara Óg pushed for­ward at ev­ery given op­por­tu­nity and a sec­ond goal by Leo Cof­fey in the 41st minute fol­low­ing a good de­liv­ery by Jack Kear­ney stretched their ad­van­tage to 3-17 to 1-7.

In the last quar­ter the win­ners added three more points cour­tesy of Michael Shee­han (2) and Eoin Carey with Dar­ren Line­han hav­ing a con­so­la­tion point for Doneraile. In the end there was no deny­ing Ki­lara Óg a com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory.

Af­ter the game John O’Brien on be­half of the Rebel Óg Board pre­sented the shield to the win­ning cap­tain Eoin Carey.

KI­LARA ÓG: K Heg­gtveit, PJ Ah­erne, J Kear­ney, M Gowen, L Carey, E Carey 1-14 (0-8f, 1-0 pen), B Casey, L Cof­fey 2-1, S He­garty 0-1, D Allen 0-2, M Shee­han 0-2 (1f) Subs: J He­garty for B Casey, B Carey for L Cof­fey, J Fo­ley for L Carey, B Casey for D Allen

DONERAILE: B Sheedy, J Car­roll, B Kelle­her, K Smith, C Don­lon, T O’Flynn 0-1, N Reli­han 0-1, S Ryan 0-2, A O’Donoghue, W Hunter Hickey, D Line­han 1-4 (0-3f) Sub: M Kelly for A O’Donoghue

REF­EREE: John O’Brien (Bal­ly­gi­b­lin)

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