Mick Sylver Cup

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Mágh Cuilinn 2-11

Killimor 1-12

Anraoi Whyte 0-5 (3 frees, 1 '65)(fouls on Fionn (2) & Colm)

James Bradley 1-2

Niall Mannion 1-1

Eanna Noone 0-2 (1 sideline cut)

Colm Cunningham 0-1

John Faherty

Daire Davoren Matt Donohoe Éanna Davoren

Kevin O'Donovan Éanna Noone Evan Kenny

Niall Fitzgerald Colm Cunningham

Niall Mannion Anraoi Whyte Christopher Hurney

Cian Folan Fionn McDonagh James Bradley

Subs on the day: Danny Gleeson for Niall Fitzgerald; Mark Lydon for Daire Davoren; Eamon Enright for Christopher Hurney from Jack Molloy, Conor Kyne, Kevin Walsh, Gary Bohan, Tom O'Connor, Seosamh O'Faharta, Seamus Conneely, Dáire Maskey, Conor Noone, Paul Kearns, Fiachra McDonagh, Aaron Barrett.

Team Management: Morgan G Darcy; John Hardiman; Michael Darcy; Peter Hanley; Tom McDermott; Sean Hester:

Mágh Cuilinn were in the unique position of having the opportunity of putting the disappointment of defeat in the 2020 Final behind them only three short months later. While Killimor made them fight all the way and almost delivered another disappointment, Niall Mannion's willingness to throw his body where it hurt and dive full length to scoop the ball into the net with the last act of the game, brought joy and disbelief to those who might have given up hope. When Killimor converted a free after a ruck, where any amount of frees could have been awarded in either direction, in the last of the four notified minutes of injury time; despair gripped the supporters lifted by the way the side fought back to level terms. The players thankfully did not despair and when their first attack was rebuffed, goalkeeper John Faherty, calmly handpassed to his corner back Eanna Davoren, who picked out Man-of-the Match, Eanna Noone, who in turn launched into the square, where Mannion's dive to get the vital touch scored a perfect 10 from every Moycullen judge watching.

That Winning Goal

We have a frame by frame record of that ever to be famous winning goal thanks to the excellent photography of our own Sean Lydon.

How a man who would get excited with me for not getting a pass in a Junior C group match could stay calm enough to get the shots is an amazement.

What a professional!

More Images From Final

There are many photos of the action and the aftermath from our victorious final day. Here are a few more from Seán.