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Brosna claim All-Ireland JFC club title 2015-02-14 18:46:00

They earned a 0-8 to 0-5 victory over Lancashire’s John Mitchels at Croke Park

Thanks to the Journal.ie for Match Report


Brosna 0-8
John Mitchels 0-5

BROSNA OF KERRY won the All-Ireland junior football championship final at Croke Park, beating John Mitchels of Liverpool.

Kingdom clubs have a strong record in this competition and this is the sixth time that the cup has gone to the county since it was first handed out in 2002.

They were well on top for most of this game, though they had to withstand a strong barrage late on.

With five minutes to go they led by four and looked in control. Mitchels put in one last effort and they cut the cap to two and there were some hairy moments for the Brosna defence as their goal led a charmed life.

For Mitchels it was All-Ireland heartbreak for the second time, and on St Valentine’s Day too. They lost to Kerry opposition on their first trip to Croke Park in the 2009 final too, Skellig Rangers on that occasion.

Mitchels didn’t get their first score of the game until the 21st minute, though by this time Brosna had only managed three points despite dominating in terms of possession.

Kieran Lynam converted for the Exiles while the Kerry men were down to 14 men as they readied a replacement for full-back Micheal Murphy, who had just been shown a black card.

Brosna were good value for their four-point half-time lead, 0-5 to 0-1, given that they had much more of the play, used the ball better and created more of the chances.

The second half was more even, though Mitchels’ lack of cutting edge up front meant they came up short.

Scorers for Brosna:
A Barry 0-3, T Coldrick 0-2 (1f, 1 ’45’), M Finnegan, T Finnegan, D Curtin 0-1 each

Scorers for John Mitchels
K Lynam, F Cassidy, M Molloy, C McGlade, J McDermott 0-1 each



1. Eamon Prenderville

2. Shane Fitzmaurice

3. Micheal Murphy

4. Aaron Cahill

5. Thomas Fitzgerald

6. Eamon Kiely

7. Flor McAuliffe

8. Dave Curtin

9. Shane Curtin

10. Don McAuliffe

11. Tom McGoldrick

12. Peter Curtin

13. Timmy Finnegan

14. Mike Finnegan

15. Adam Barry



18. P O’Keeffe for Murphy (25, black card)

23. Jonathan O’Donnell for P Curtin (41)

19 Gerard Nash for D Curtin (59)




1. Matthew Deeney

2. Alan Murray

3. Paraic McGuirk

4. Niall McShane

5. Craig Owen

6. Sean Rice

7. Martin Carey

8. Patrick Mulligan

9. Denis O’Neill

10. Colm Murphy

11. John McDermott

12. Francis Cassidy

13. Michael Molloy

14. Edward Jackson

15. Kieran Lynam



18. C McGlade for McShane (HT)

16. Kevin Kane for Murphy (47)

17. Alan Brown for Rice (52)


REFEREE: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon