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Moy Crowned All Ireland Champions

Saturday 03.02.2018
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


Moy claimed the All Ireland Intermediate Championship title on Saturday afternoon in Croke Park defeating Roscommon champions Michael Glaveys by six points 1-10 to 0-7.

The Tyrone and Ulster champions were quick out of the blocks. Sean Cavanagh moved to midfield for the throw in and Moy capitalised on winning early possession by finding the net after thirty seconds courtesy of  a fine finish by Tom Loughran.

The opening fifteen minutes saw Moy dominate the game with Colm Cavanagh popping up everywhere and appearing consistently where he was most needed. Points from Ryan Coleman and Harry Loughran put Moy five in front before Michael Glaveys opened their account when their big full forward Andrew Glennon landed their only score of the half.

One of the best scores of the day saw team captain Eunan Deeney convert a forty five before the hugely impressive Sean Cavanagh added two further points to leave Moy in a strong position at the break leading 1-5 to 0-1. The one down side for the Tyrone men was an injury to Colm Cavanagh who left the field at half time nursing what looked to be a bad injury to his arm.

Fortunately for Moy their talisman was able to return to the action as Michael Glaveys began the second half in determined mood. Playing with the elements full forward Glennon and Stephen Comer sent over early points for the Roscommon side who came out for the second half highly motivated.

Unfortunately for them Moy met the challenge head on and points from Ryan Coleman and Sean Cavanagh negated the good start by Michael Glaveys and when Sean Cavanagh landed his fourth point after forty one minutes it looked like Moy would stroll to victory.

For Michael Glaveys things appeared to go from bad to worse when they lost their influential midfielder Caoileann Fitzmaurice midway through the second half to a red card. However, if anything, being reduced to fourteen men acted as a catalyst for the Connaught champions and they enjoyed their most productive period of the match. Four points from the boot of Glennon not only reduced the gap but also caused several moments of worry for the Moy supporters.

Four minutes of additional time were signalled just after a fine point from Conall Duffy settled the northerner’s nerves and fittingly it was Sean Cavanagh who rounded off the scoring and sealed the win for his team.

A historic occasion and a well deserved All Ireland title for Moy on a final score of 1-10 to 0-7.

Nathan Brady, Patrick Mackle, Tomas Mc Nicholl, Thomas Conlon, Mark Gribbin, Niall Conlon, Eunan Deeney (0-1), Colm Cavanagh, Tom Loughran (1-0), Declan Conroy, Harry Loughran (0-1), Adam Currie, Ryan Coleman (0-2), Sean Cavanagh (0-5), Emmett Rafferty.

Subs: Aaron Donaghy, Conall Duffy (0-1), Karol Mc Quade, Ryan O’Neill, Chris Kavanagh



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