Rathkeale club storm to Limerick intermediate football glory

The Limerick intermediate football final between Oola and St Mary's-Sean Finns took place on Saturday
Rathkeale club St Mary’s-Sean Finns will play senior football in 2014 after an impressive 4-17 to 1-10 win over Oola in the Limerick IFC final in Bruff on Saturday.

Rathkeale club St Mary’s-Sean Finns will play senior football in 2014 after an impressive 4-17 to 1-10 win over Oola in the Limerick IFC final in Bruff on Saturday.

Mark O’Sullivan helped himself to 1-9 while Eoghan O’Connor and Keith Harnett scored 1-2 each and Steven Power got their fourth goal.

Sean Finns were only four points up - 0-8 to 0-4 - at the break but four second-half goals saw them run out 16-point winners.

Harnett got their first goal after a sweeping move and O’Connor added their second shortly after.

A spectacular goal from Keith Bourke gave Oola a glimmer of hope but the winners responded well and a O’Sullivan’s strike along with a couple of nice points eased them towards the finish line and a late goal from sub Steven Power really put the icing on the cake.

SCORERS -St Mary’s-Sean Finns: Mark O’Sullivan 1-9 (0-5 frees), Eoghan O’Connor, Keith Harnett 1-2 each, Steven Power 1-0, Eoin O’Donnell 0-2, Seán Sheahan, Damien Quaid 0-1 each; Oola: Keith Bourke 1-1, Brian Fenton (both frees), Conor Ryan, Johnny Clifford 0-2 each, Darragh O’Donovan (free), David O’Donovan, Gary Enright (own point) 0-1 each.

ST MARY’S-SEÁN FINNS: Jonathan Mooney; Shane Hourigan, Seán O’Shea, Gary Enright; Patrick Sheahan, Damien Quaid, Darren Jones; Trevor Nolan, Keith Harnett; Patrick Wilmoth, Mark O’Sullivan, Seán Sheahan; Eoghan O’Connor, Eoin O’Donnell, Timmy Hogan. Subs: Steven Power for Patrick Wilmoth (47 mins), Seán White for Trevor Nolan (54 mins), Dean Maune for Shane Hourigan (58 mins), Frank Geary for Damien Quaid (59 mins).

OOLA: Derek Ryan; James Power, Pádraig Ryan, Stephen Ryan; Raymond Ryan, Eoin Fitzgibbon, Richie English; Conor Ryan, Darragh Stapleton; Gavin Heuston, Keith Bourke, Darragh O’Donovan; Daniel Quirke, Eddie Kiely, Brian Fenton. Subs: Shane Whelan for Raymond Ryan (12 mins), David O’Donovan for Gavin Heuston (24 mins), Kevin Heuston for Brian Fenton (41 mins), Johnny Clifford for Pádraig Ryan (44 mins).

REFEREE: Donie Enright (Dromin-Athlacca)

- For more on this game, see the weekend print edition of the Limerick Leader