GRANGENOLVIN 1-14 RATHCOFFEY 0-6
By Tara Byrne A strong first half performance from Grangenolvin which saw them hold Rathcoffey to one point while they themselves scored a goal and a series of points ensured that they would claim the Dowling Cup with ease on Bank Holiday Monday evening in Hawkfield.
Points from Nathan Doyle, Oran Bergin, Conall Bergin and Brian Cullen around a Oran Bergin goal ensured left Grange in a strong position at the break as a Joseph Toman point before the break is all Rathcoffey could muster in reply to the dominant Grange attack.
On the restart Grange continued their dominance despite the efforts of Rathcoffey to make the tie more competitive. Two Rathcoffey frees did little to change the momentum of the fixture with Grange hitting eight in reply.
With the tie heading into the final ten minutes a host of changes allowed Rathcoffey to gain a foothold as three late points looked to take the disappointment off the watching supports faces as they finished strong with a league campaign now awaiting them while Grange were left celebrating a first piece of silverware in some time.
GRANGENOLVIN: Timmy Doyle; Paul Huntingdon, Patrick O’Brien, Gavin Ivory; Brian Cullen, Keith McGloin, Dylan Costigan; Jason Lambe, Cillian Bergin; Nathan Doyle, Oran Bergin, Tomas Cullen; Conall Bergin, Fionn Bergin, Wayne Dooley.
RATHCOFFEY: Oisin Brilly; Evan Moriarty, James Brilly, Eoghan McDonnell; Mark Holligan, Colm Fagan, Niall O’Brien; Cathal Travers, Padraig McManamon; Anthony Tyrell, Alistair McGovern, Joseph Toman; Adam Toman, Eoin McGinn, Conor Harris.