Division 2 League Cup Final
Cushendun Emmet’s 2-25 Carey Faughs 2-12
Cushendun turned in a magicial display as they beat their Cushlake neighbours Carey Faughs in the Division 2 League Cup final at Armoy on Sunday. After beating Glenariffe on Wednesday evening many pundits wondered it they would be able to maintain their high standards. However the Emmet’s continued where they left off and by half time they were 11 points to the good. Carey got the first point after the break but when Cushenun came back with three in the row inside three minute it was clear there was only going to be one winner.
Conrad McDonnell gave Cushenun the lead in the opening minute and although Carey came back with two in a row it was to be the only time in the game the Faughs were ahead. ‘Loaf’ McNeill levelled the game with a point from a free in the fourth minute and he put his team back ahead a minute later with one from a 65.
Carey got back on terms with a point from James Rocket Black but a run of five points without reply between the 7th and 12th minutes put Cushundun in in charge. Conrad McDonnell started the run with his second point of the game while Smiley McHugh, David Kilgore, Harry Kilgore and McDonnell again had them five ahead.
A goal from distance by Carey’s Conor McBride looked like it had brought them back into the game, but that score was soon wiped out as Cushendun hit back with four more points in a three minute spell through Conleth Ryan, Conaloth McNeill (2) and Pearse Bannon. McBride came back with a point for Carey, but a goal from their brilliant centre-forward Harry Kilgore and points from his two brothers Calum and David helped them to a 1-16 to 1-05 lead at the half time break.
Carey had the opening point of the second half but Harry Kilgore soon cancelled it out with a great strike on the run and when Matthew McCartin, Kilgore and Conrad McDonnell all added points the Emmet’s were fourteen clear. The pace understandably dropped at this stage but the Kilgore brothers, loaf McNeill and Conleth Ryan kept the scoreboard ticking over and by the end they were thirteen clear, and good value for it as the secured back to back promotions.
Cushendun – Conlaoth McNeill 0-6; Harry Kilgore 1-3; Conrad McDonnell 0-5; David Kilgore 0-4; Conleth Ryan 0-2; Calum Kilgore 0-1; Pearse Bannon, 0-1; Matthew McCartin 0-1; Conor McNeill 0-1; Dominic McQuillan 0-1
Carey – Conor McBride 1-4; James Black 0-3; Paddy Gillan 0-1; Paddy Butler, 0-1; Fiachra McVeigh 0-1; Tiernan McGlynn 0-1; Conlith McKinley 0-1.
Gareth Magee, Conor Bannon, Aidan Corbett, Jack McKay, Tom Scally, Donal O’Hara, Conor McHugh, Mathew McCartin, Calum Kilgore, Conrad McDonnell, Harry Kilgore, Conlaoth McNeill, David Kilgore, Conleth Ryan, Pearse Bannon.
Subs Eoin Magee, Archie Mcsparran, Dominic McQuillan, Mickey Dunne
Cahal McAuley (Doug), Eoin Hill, Sean McBride, Daniel Hill, Michael McVeigh, Peadar McVeigh, Zach McCaughan, Paddy Butler, Caolan McCaughan, Tiarnan McGlynn, Paddy Gillan, Fiachra McVeigh, Conor McBride, Conlith McKinley, James Black