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Sunday 17 December 2017

Edenderry's hopes hit a Rhode block in Tullamore

County finals

Rhode won their 26th Offaly SFC crown in Tullamore, beating Edenderry by 0-13 to 1-7 to claim the Dowling Cup.

Last year's runners-up, Rhode, led 0-6 to 0-4 at the half-time interval before pulling away in the second half.

Mark Young's goal gave Peter Brady's Edenderry some hope but they were unable to reel Pat Daly men in.

RATHNEW claimed title number 32 after a four-point victory over St Patrick's to hold on to their Wicklow SFC title with a 1-8 to 0-7 victory in the Garden County final.

Leighton Glynn's side led by three at the interval but Patrick's had the wind on their backs in the second period.

However, despite Pats reducing the margin to a single point by additional time, it was a Mark Doyle goal that was to help Rathnew continue their reign.

Rathvilly beat Old Leighlin 2-8 to 1-10 to claim an eighth Carlow title at Dr Cullen Park.

The sides went in level at half time - 2-3 to 1-6, but the challengers hit the ground running on resumption with points from J J Smith, Diarmuid Cronin, Ed Finnegan and Gary Dempsey. That scoring burst proved vital to the game's outcome.

Cian McCarthy hit 0-10 as Sarsfields registered an emphatic 2-18 to 0-8 victory over Glen Rovers to win the Cork SHC title at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

The east-Cork outfit never looked back after Tadhg Óg Murphy scored the opening goal in the eighth minute.

With Cian McCarthy unerring from placed balls, Pat Ryan's charges went on to hold a 1-10 to 0-3 advantage at the break.

Former Cork captain Kieran 'Fraggy' Murphy added a second goal late on.

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