Masita GAA All-Ireland Colleges Senior Football ‘C’ Final – St. Augustines Dungarvan 2-8 Scoil Mhuire Strokestown 0-10

Sweeney wraps up Augustine’s glory

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper



ST AUGUSTINE’S snatched a dramatic victory over Scoil Mhuire at St Conleth’s Park. The Dungarvan side took the lead for the first time in the game in injury-time when Tadhg Bourke slotted a point. Their Strokestown opponents poured forward in search of an equaliser, but the Friary hit them on the break. Joe Allan fed substitute Michael Sweeney, who blasted to the net to wrap up a famous win for the Waterford school. Scoil Mhuire led by 0-8 to 0-3 at half-time, helped by three points from Diarmuid McGann and a brace from Martin Conway. Both teams missed chances on the resumption, but a 51st-minute goal by Allan brought St Augustine’s to within a point. Conor Prunty levelled with a towering effort before the spectacular conclusion.

SCORERS – St Augustine’s: T Bourke (1f), M Troy 0-3 each, J Allan, M Sweeney 1-0 each, S Keating (f), C Prunty 0-1 each. Scoil Mhuire: D McGann 0-4 (2fs), T Corcoran (1f), D Carleton, M Conway 0-2 each.

ST AUGUSTINE’S – K Dwane; C Tobin, B Looby, J Mullaney; C O’Neill, T Devine, R Browne; S Keating, D Gartland; J Allan, T Bourke, B French; M Troy, C Prunty, M Maher. Sub: M Hagan for D Hagan (60).

SCOIL MHUIRE – C McDonagh; K Beirne, C Gibbons, C Higgins; E Kelly, D Neary, D O’Rourke; T Corcoran, S Mullooly; M Conway, D Carleton, E O’Beirne; D Hagan, T O’Rourke, D McGann. Subs: E Kiely for French (h-t), M Sweeney for Maher (43), C Cusack for Kiely (52).

REF – F Barry (Kildare)