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Cookstown storm back to claim All-Ireland title

Published 12/02/2013

Cookstown are the leading Intermediate side in in the country again after winning their second All-Ireland football title at Croke Park, beating Kerry champions Finuge 1-9 to 0-6 with a dominant second half performance.

The Father Rocks shaded the first half 0-5 to 0-4 but within three minutes of the restart Jason Quinn had tagged on two outstanding points for the winners and they never looked back

Finuge had two players sent off either side of James McGahan scoring the only goal of the game for Cookstown and then only the margin of victory was in doubt.

Cookstown: M Rea, P McGurk , S Monaghan, M Hughes (0-1), R Pickering, M Murray, B Hughes, C Mullan, C O'Hare, S McGarrity (0-1), O Mulligan (0-3), B Mulligan, J Quinn (0-3), J Gilmore (0-1), J McGahan (1-0). Subs: R Mulgrew for O'Hare, D Hughes for McGurk, Barry Mulligan for Mullan, P Kelly for Brian Mulligan, R Mullan for McGarrity

Finuge: C Fitzmaurice, C Allen, T McKenna, D McCarthy, P Galvin, P Corridan (0-1), C Fitzmaurice, M Conway, M Corridan, P Galvin (0-1), J Griffin (0-1), S Power, J Flaherty (0-1), E Fitzmaurice (0-2), R Galvin. Subs: R Heffernan for Power, K Roche for P Galvin, J Corridan for Conway, J McCarthy for Flaherty

Referee: F Kelly (Longford).

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