HUNTERSTOWN ROVERS 2-12
YOUNG IRELANDS 1-8
Hunterstown clinched the Division 3 title as they made it eleven wins in as many games with a hard fought victory over Dundalk Young Irelands on Sunday afternoon.
The champions, who will be playing in Division 2 next year, were presented with the Macardle Cup following the game.
Hunterstown looked to be well in control of this game at half time leading 1-8 to 0-3 thanks in part to a well taken Paddy Matthews goal and accurate point scoring from Brendan Lennon.
However, the Dundalk side were a different team in the second half and they dragged themselves back into the game scoring 1-5 without reply, with the help of a Mark Savage goal, to leave the scores level with just ten minutes to go.
Hunterstown had to dig deep and that’s exactly what they did with Brendan Lennon scoring a goal to re-establish his side’s lead once more. Further points from Lennon, David Finn and Paul Carrie ensured that the table toppers would maintain their 100% record.
Hunterstown Rovers: Alan Fedigan; Richie Cunningham, Paul Taaffe (0-1), Martin Lennon; Paddy Matthews (1-0), Padraig Matthews, Danny McKenna; Tony McKenna, Alan Lany; Padraig McArdle, Brendan Lennon (1-5), David Fnn (0-4); Stewart Callan, Paul carrie (0-1), David Fedigan (0-1). Niall Taaffe for David Fedigan, Shane Matthews for Paddy Matthews.
YOUNG IRELANDS: Darren Tuite; Robbie Farrell, Shane O’Connell, Alan Hanks; Cian O Naraigh, Ciaran Murray, Peter Flynn; Aaron Rogers, Nicholas O’Connor, Ryan Whyte 0-1, Simon Flynn 0-2, Dermot Mone 0-3; Peter Nixon, Mark Savage 1-2, Niall Fergus. Sub: Ciaran Hamilton.