SHC Final – Middletown 1-15 Keady 0-11
Middletown claimed their fifth championship title in a row for their first time in their history with a seven-point win over Keady.
Keady actually held the lead at half time following a nip and tuck opening period, with 8-6 the score at the turnaround.
Points from Tomas Galvin and Conor Corvan (2) before the short whistle sounded gave them a two-point cushion.
Keady stretched that advantage at the start of the second half, with Barry Shortt splitting the posts.
But Middletown took control and fired over 1-9 to Keady’s 0-2 for the remainder of the second period.
Dean Gaffney, top scorer on the day, hit 0-8 while corner forward Sean Og McGuinness chipped in with 0-3.
Substitute Conor Gormley nailed the all-important goal, played through on goal with a brilliant Rory Grimes pass.
Gaffney (2) and Marty Moan slotted over scores at the end as Middletown collected their eighth title in nine years.
Middletown Scorers: Dean Gaffney 0-8 (7f), Sean Og McGuinness 0-3 (1f), Conor Gormley 1-0, Ryan Gaffney 0-1, Cahal Carvill 0-1, Rory Grimes 0-1, Marty Moan 0-1.
Keady Scorers: Conor Corvan 0-6 (4f), Shea Harvey 0-1, Conor Renaghan 0-1, Tomas Gavlin 0-1, Barry Shortt 0-1, Sean Colton 0-1.
JHC Final – Killeavy 2-17 Sean Treacy’s 2-12
Killeavy upset the odds on Sunday afternoon as they overcame favourites Sean Treacy’s to land the Junior title.
The sides played out a fairy even opening half, although Killeavy always seemed to have their noses ahead.
Killeavy opened the scoring through Joseph O’Connor while Damien Begley pulled off a terrific save to deny Sean Treacy’s a goal from a penalty.
Sean Treacy’s did eventually hit the net, just before the break, with Ryan Stewart lashing home a goal.
A super individual goal from sharpshooter O’Connor sent Killeavy ahead at the half time interval, 1-7 to 1-5.
Five-points in a row drove Killeavy further in front before Doran halted their scoring spree with a free.
Sean Treacy’s shot back into the game when full forward Anthony Carville fired low and hard to the net.
The sides traded scores to tie the game before O’Connor grabbed his second major of the day to secure the title for his side.
Killeavy Scorers: Joseph O’Connor 2-5 (1f), Conor Hannaway 0-8 (7f), Shay Carroll 0-1, Malachy Trainor 0-1, Morgan Thomas 0-1, Adamn Markey 0-1.
Sean Treacy’s Scorers: Michael Doran 0-11 (10f), Anthony Carville 1-0, Ryan Stewart 1-0, Niall Corey 0-1.