CASTLETOWN 2-13 RAHARNEY 1-7
In spite of the fact that the teams were level, 0-6 each at half time, Castletown ran out easy winners in this final, played in brilliant sunshine on the last Sunday in August. From the 6th minute of the 2nd half the issue never looked in any doubt because in those six minutes Castletown had scored no less than 2-3, giving them a nine point margin.
The first half produced some first class hurling and the level scoring at the interval just about reflected the position but gave no indication of what was to come. Less than three minutes after the resumption of play came the turning point of the game when, after Noel Stokes and Peter Dalton had points, Peter Dalton, who moved from midfield to full forward, had a goal and from that on Raharney seemed a beaten side. The Deelsiders had only two second half scores — a goal from Luke McLoughlin and a point from Jimmy Nugent. In the final analysis the big factor was simply that the winners were superior in hurling skill and had a more talented all round side.
Scorers for Castletown: Mick Bolger 1-4, Peter Dalton 1-2, Liam Jackson and Tom Bolger 0-2, Noel Stokes, Steve Bolger and Pierce Kirby 0-1 each.
Scorers for Raharney: Luke McLoughlin 1-2, Micky Flanagan 0-3, Jimmy Rooney and Jimmy Nugent 0-1 each.
Castletown: P. Clarke, M. Maher, J. Dalton, C. Dalton, M. Dalton, P. Jackson (Capt.), P. Kirby, P. Dalton, S. Stokes, S. Kirby, S. Bolger, L. Jackson, M. Bolger, T. Bolger, N. Stokes. Sub., E. Kirby.
Raharney: N. Weir, J. Shaw, P. Cuneen, S. Quinn, N. McLoughlin, K. Lynch (Capt.), P. Croach, M. Flanagan, R. Smyth, J. Rooney, J. Nugent, T. O'Keeffe, B. Shiels, J. Weir, L. McLoughlin. Sub., M. Gartland for T. O'Keeffe.
The referee was Paddy Corrigan.