Fifth time lucky for Shamrocks

Shamrocks are Waterford Junior Football champions after a 3-11 to 1-6 win over fourteen-man St Mollerans at a wet and windy Kill this afternoon.

The Knockanore men finally got their day in the sun after losing the previous four county finals.

Ed Hynes, Stephen Roche and Kieran Crawford found the net for the Western side while Billy Hynes was named man of the match as he shot seven points.

Dylan Casey scored 1-2 for St Mollerans. Peter Keane was sent off on two yellows in the second half.


Wind assisted Shamrocks led 1-6 to 0-4 at the break. Ed Hynes found the top corner of the net in the tenth minute. Billy Hynes slotted three frees with Adam Crawford, Padraig Hynes and Kieran Crawford also on target. Shamrocks were guilty of seven wides while St Mollerans shot stopper saved brilliantly from Billy Hynes.

Mollerans closed the gap to two points in the third quarter. Dylan Casey found the far corner after he was set up by Oscar Geoghegan. A superb Jimmy Dunne point on 42 minutes made it 1-7 to 1-5.

The Eastern champions went down to thirteen men as Bobby Landers received a black card and defender Peter Keane was dismissed on two yellows. Three Billy Hynes points in a row (two from play) settled Shamrocks.

Super sub Stephen Roche scored 1-1 off the bench including a 59th minute goal. Kieran Crawford rolled home a third in the last minute as the team in white and green celebrated a first junior title since 1984.


Captain Adam Crawford spoke to WLR Sport after the game.