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Mountbellew/Moylough crowned Leo Kenny Memorial Cup Champions

July 30th, 2015

Mountbellew/Moylough crowned Leo Kenny Memorial Cup Champions

Connacht GAA Senior Club Football- Leo Kenny Memorial Cup Final

Mountbellew Moylough 2-13 Corofin 1-12

Tuam Stadium

Mountbellew/Moylough captured the Connacht GAA Senior Club Football- Leo Kenny Memorial Cup 2015 with a four point win over All-Ireland Club Champions Corofin this evening in Tuam Stadium. This game was played on a perfect evening for football as both teams served up an entertaining, tough fought game encounter.

The first half was a cagey affair with both teams trading scores throughout and Paul Donnellan’s goal in that opening half proved to be a decisive score with Mountbellew/Moylough leading at half time on a score of 1-7 to Corofin’s 0-6.

Early in the second half both teams registered goals through Barry McHugh for Mountbellew/Moylough with Corofin’s coming from corner forward Jason Leonard. Try as they might Corofin could not breach that four point gap as Mountbellew kept the scoreboard ticking with some fine scores especially one long range effort from midfielder Joe Bergin. Mountbellew were happy to sit back at the end and soak up Corofin pressure and hit on the counter, making the most of their efforts when they attacked.

Leo Kenny Cup 6

Following the final whistle, President of Comhairle Chonnachta, Mick Rock presented the Leo Kenny Memorial Cup to team Captain Cathal Kenny. Mick praised the efforts of both teams on the night and complimented all the teams that participated in the competition, twenty two in total, in a competition designed to assist clubs in their preparations for Club Championships.

Leo Kenny Cup 4 Gary Sweeney was chosen as Connacht GAA Man of the Match on the evening.

Mountbellew/Moylough: Brian Donnellan, Neil Conway, David Hogan, Cathal Duffy(0-1), Aaron McHugh(0-1), Alan Sweeney, Stephen Boyle(0-1), Joe Bergin(0-1), Matthew Barrett, Cathal Kenny(Captain)(0-1f), Gary Sweeney, Paul Donnellan(1-1), Joseph Meehan(0-1), Eoin Finnerty(0-2), Barry McHugh(1-2).

Subs Used: James Collevy(0-2) for Neil Conway, Enda Hogan for Matthew Barrett, David Neary for Joseph Meehan

Corofin: Bernard Power, Cathal Silke, Kieran Fitzgerald, Aineis Lawless, Cathal Daly(0-1), Alan Burke, Kieran Molloy, Ronan Burke, Brian Raftery, Kevin Murphy(0-2), Dylan Wall(0-1), Ciaran McGrath, Barry O’ Donovan, Michael Farragher(0-3), Jason Leonard(1-5 1’45 & 4f).

Subs used: Ian Burke for Barry O’ Donovan.

Referee: G. McMahon(M).