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Club round-up: Football county finals

Updated: Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 21:02 | Comments

Castlebar's captain Donal Newcombe with the Moclair Cup Aidan O'Shea's Breaffy lost out to Castlebar in the Mayo decider Baltinglass's Rory Nolan celebrates scoring
Castlebar's captain Donal Newcombe with the Moclair Cup Aidan O'Shea's Breaffy lost out to Castlebar in the Mayo decider Baltinglass's Rory Nolan celebrates scoring

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Castlebar Mitchels claimed the Mayo SFC title for the first time in 20 years with a 1-11 to 0-08 win over Breaffy at McHale Park.

Neil Douglas missed an early penalty for Castlebar but Danny Kirby’s scrambled goal saw them hold a 1-06 to 0-04 lead at the break.

Breaffy kept in touch with points from Liam Irwin but late scores from Shane Hopkins, man of the match Tom King and Neil Lydon handed Pat Holmes’ men a six-point win.

A late James Stafford goal saw Rathnew claim the Wicklow title defeating Baltinglass by two points, 3-09 to 1-14.  

The village side trailed by seven points at the break but strikes from Leighton Glynn and Theo Smith set up a dramatic comeback that was completed by Stafford’s late fisted effort.

St Martin’s are the Wexford champions after seeing off the challenge of Fethard in Wexford Park.

The Piercestown club held a wind-assisted eight-point lead at half-time, 1-06 to 0-01, and ran out 1-08 to 0-05 winners.

In London, Kingdom Kerry Gaels claimed the honours with a one-point win over Tir Chonaill Gaels in Ruislip, 1-07 to 0-09.

Roscommon champions St Brigid’s booked a Connacht Championship date with Leitrim’s St Mary’s after a 2-10 to 0-09 win over Sligo side Tourlestrane.  

The reigning All-Ireland champions held a 1-06 to 0-01 lead at the break with Frankie Dolan raising a green flag and ran out comfortable winners in Dr Hyde Park.

In the Leinster Club Championship, Newtown Blues of Louth and St Loman’s of Westmeath progressed courtesy of wins over Tullamore and Old Leighlin respectively.

The Offaly side had led at half-time, 1-06 to 0-05, thanks to a Nigel Bracken goal but second-half red cards for Bracken and John Maloney helped the Blues run out 0-12 to 1-07 winners.

They will now face Summerhill of Meath in the next round.

St Loman’s accounted for Carlow’s Old Leighlin, overcoming a 1-06 to 1-05 deficit at the break to win 1-11 to 1-10 and will meet the Dublin champions next.

RESULTS: 

Mayo SFC final
Castlebar 1-11 Breaffy 0-08

Wexford SFC final
St Martin's 1-08 Fethard 0-05

Wicklow SFC final
Rathnew  3-09 Baltinglass 1-14

London SFC final
Kingdom Kerry Gaels 1-07 Tir Chonaill Gaels 0-09 

Connacht club SFC quarter-final
St Brigid's (Roscommon) 2-10 Tourlestrane (Sligo) 0-09

Leinster club SFC first round
St Lomans (Westmeath) 1-11 Old Leighlin (Carlow) 1-10 
Newtown Blues (Louth) 0-12 Tullamore (Offaly) 1-07 

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