Kilmacud Crokes win FBD Football 7s

Congratulations to Kilmacud Crokes who won the FBD All-Ireland football 7s title for the fifth time and the first win since 1997 at Glenalbyn. They played against Truagh Gaels from Monaghan in the final.

Three goals in the first half gave Crokes a 3-3 to 0-5 advantage at half time. The goals came from team captain Pat Burke, Alan Egan and Paul Mannion but three points from Daniel McKenna kept Truagh Gaels in the game.

Crokes showed good composure to retain possession in the second half and were able to see the game out quite comfortably, although Truagh battled hard. The Monaghan men had a brief hope with a goal from the penalty spot mid-way through the second half.  The final score was 4.7 to 1.11. Crokes were unbeaten throughout the day winnning their group matches against St. Mary's Leixlip (8-5 v 4-5), St Croans(4-10 v 1-11), Naomh Mhuire (4-12 v 0-7). They won the quarter final against Clonduff and beat Wolfe Tones in the semi final. Congratulations also to Dara Mullin who was named as 'Player of the Tournament'.

The teams were as follows:
Kilmacud Crokes: Ronan Ryan, Cillian O'Shea, Ross McGowan, Dónal Ward, Andrew McGowan, Mark Coughlan, Alan Egan, Pat Burke, Paul Mannion, Dara Mullin.
Truagh Gaels: J McCarron, A Coyle, R Treanor, B Cuddy, N Coyle, P Trainro, D McKenna, C McKenna, A Treanor, C McAnenly

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