Dr.Crokes faced off against Kerins O’Rahilly’s today in the County Senior Football League Final. Crokes were at home at home in this decider which threw in a 2 a clock. 3 early points by Jack Savage and a goal by Gavin O’Brien put Rahilly’s up 1-3 to no score in the first 10 minutes.After a verbal disagreement with referee Jonathan Griffen Dr.Crokes manager Pat O’Shea was sent off the field early on but it took until 12 mins for Dr.Crokes and Daithí Casey to put a score on the board. Points by Micheal Burns and Colm Cooper with a goal by Daithi Casey brought Crokes back to 1 point. A point by Barry John Keane increased Rahilly’s lead by 2 but points by Micheal Burns and Daithi Casey for Crokes brought the game to a draw at 26 mins. A 32 Minute point by Tony Brosnan followed by a goal by Michael Burns looked like Dr.Crokes would be leading well going into halftime but a late goal right before the halftime whistle by Tommy Walsh put Rahilly’s only 1 point behind Crokes. Halftime score was Dr.Crokes 2-6 and Kerins O’Rahilly’s 2-5.
3 mins into the second half and a point by Micheal Burns and Colm Cooper pushed Crokes lead to 3 points. A Jack Savage point brought Rahilly’s back to 2 but points by Tony Brosnan and Gavin O’Shea increased Crokes lead to 4 points 11 minutes into the second half. Points by Brian Looney and Daithi Casey increased Crokes lead to 6 points with 9 minutes to go. Crokes added another point to the scoreboard but Barry John Keane scored one for Rahilly’s with 6 minutes to go. A point followed by a Jack Savage penalty brought it back to 2 points for Rahilly’s. Another quick point by Rahilly’s brought it back to 1 point with 3 minutes of extra time to go. A Barry John point for Rahilly’s brought the game to a draw in the dying seconds. Bringing the game to extra time
Dr.Crokes started the first half of extra time with 2 points by Kieran O’leary and Daithi Casey putting them 2 points up. A Brian Looney point increased Crokes lead to 3 points. Halftime at extra time was Dr.Crokes 2-16 and Kerins O’Rahilly’s 3-10. The start of the second half of extra time saw Rahilly’s get a point but Crokes answered back with 2 points increasing their lead to 4 points. A Jack Savage point with 3 minutes left decreased Crokes lead to 3 points. A Tony Brosnan point followed by another for Micheal burns brought Crokes lead to 5 points and securing the win for Dr.Crokes. Final score was Dr.Crokes 2-20 and Kerins O’Rahilly’s 3-12.
Crokes selector Niall O’Callaghan
Rahilly’s manager Micheal Quirke