County Football Finals round-up
Longford SFC Final
ST COLUMBA'S, MULLINALAGHTA 0-13 ABBEYLARA 1-7
St Columba's, Mullinalaghta retained the Longford SFC, defeating neighbours Abbeylara at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
It was very tight initially as Mullinalagtha led 0-5 to 0-3 at half-time.
Mullinalaghta reeled off four points without reply courtesy of Rian Brady (2) and Conor McElligott (2).
Robbie Smyth eventually opened Abbeylara's account, but they were still two behind at the turnaround.
Mullinalaghta, with Rian Brady effective, edged five clear before a goal from a Robbie Smyth penalty gave Abbeylara hope in the 40th minute.
Two points from Smyth had Abbeylara on level terms by the third quarter stage, but Mullinalaghta were inspired by late James and David McGinvey scores.
Carlow SFC Final
EIRE OG 0-12 RATHVILLY 1-9
Eire Og's Cormac Mullins rifled over a late point as the Carlow SFC Final ended in a welter of excitement.
In the closing stages Eire Og, who trailed by four points after 40 minutes, came thundering back.
Rathvilly's Gary Dempsey scored 1-1 early on as they led 1-3 to 0-5 at the break.
Dempsey, Eric McCormack, and JJ Smith added points for Rathvilly, who were motoring well after the restart.
But Eire Og refused to be perturbed with Darragh O'Brien and Derek Hayden contributing to their comeback mission.
Cavan SFC Final
CAVAN GAELS 0-13 CASTLERAHAN 0-8
Cavan Gaels returned to the summit in Kingspan Breffni with an assured win over Castlerahan.
The Gaels, with Seanie Johnston in splendid form, dominated early on accumulating a 0-7 to 0-2 half-time advantage.
A Sean Brady point for Castlerahan trimmed the deficit to three midway through the second period, but Cavan Gaels responded.
Johnston and Martin Dunne added vital points for the Gaels, who confidently closed the deal.
Leitrim SFC Final
MOHILL 0-14 GLENCAR-MANORHAMILTON 0-11
Keith Bernie contributed seven points as Mohill earned silverware at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada.
Ronan Kennedy also chipped in with a hat-trick of points for Mohill as Glencar-Manorhamilton were defeated in a County Final for the third year in a row.
Aaron Hickey and Niall Brady were effective for Glencar-Manorhamilton, who led 0-8 to 0-6 at half-time.
Mohill stayed cool and composed with Keith Bernie nailing three in a row for Mohill after the restart as they edged 0-11 to 0-8 in front.
Glencar-Manorhamilton rallied once more, but Mohill held on for a hugely satisfying win.