Moorefield make no mistake at second attempt
COUNTY FINAL FOCUS
Moorefield retained their Kildare Senior Football championship title following a 1-14 to 1-6 victory over Sarsfields in yesterday's replay at St Conleth's Park in Newbridge.
Sarsfield got off to a flying start with a goal after only two minutes from Robbie Confrey.
However, Ciaran Kelly also found the net for Moorefield on 15 minutes and the holders never looked back after that.
Moorefield went in 1-7 to 1-2 ahead at half-time, and despite Alan Smith managing five points for Sarsfields, Moorefield had it easy in comparison to last week's close affair.
Kelly finished with a tally of 1-3, while Éanna O'Connor (0-4) and Adam Tyrrell (0-3) were also on top scoring form.
Sarsfields' Sean Campbell and Ronan Sweeney of Mooreflieds both received second yellow cards in injury time, while Gary White saw red as Sarsfields finished the match with 13.
Meanwhile, in the Westmeath final, the evergreen Dessie Dolan inspired Garrycastle to silverware and a seventh county title following a 1-11 to 0-8 win over Mullingar Shamrocks at Cusack Park.
Garrycastle led by 1-03 to 0-03 at half-time, and despite Ciaran Curley and Lorcan Smyth responding for Shamrocks, Dolan, who added three, and Michael Monaghan eased them to a six-point victory.
In Kerry, Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry will have to do it all again after a dramatic draw in Tralee.
Mid Kerry went 1-1 to 0-1 up when Gavin O'Grady got the first goal but Shane Carroll and Daniel Bohan edged Stacks ahead 0-8 to 1-3.
Kieran Donaghy then collected a high ball before slipping it past Michael Moriarty for a five-point lead for Stacks. Darran O'Sullivan and O'Grady replied for Mid Kerry to leave it 1-8 to 1-5 in Stacks' favour at the break.
A Donnchadh Walsh goal levelled the contest at 2-7 to 1-10.
Stacks replied with points from Mikey Collins, Shane Callaghan and Donaghy, but Mid Kerry came back again to level it with two more O'Brien frees.
Shelmaliers claimed the Wexford SHC title after a 3-8 to 1-11 replay win over St Anne's at Wexford Park.
Joe Kelly was the hero with two goals for the winners.