Éire Óg League Champions for first time ever

Éire Óg Oxford 1-11, St. Dympna’s 0-13

By Diarmuid Walsh.

Éire Óg Oxford won the Hertfordshire Senior League title by a point against St. Dympna’s and in doing so denied the Luton side a fifth title in a row.

In an engrossing and spirited encounter an Oxford point, deep in injury time, ensured Éire Óg an historic first title.

St. Dympna’s had the better start with Ciaran O Leary popping over a first minute point which was quickly followed by another from Darren O Donnell. Oxford responded with points from Thomas Gaughan and wing back Conor Briody before taking the lead with a free from speedster Piers McGlynn.

Three points from Ciaran Gallen put the St. Dympna’s men ahead before Kevin Morrissey fisted a long pass from Mark O Callaghan inches over the bar for Oxford. The game entered a rather scrappy patch and four pointed frees, two for each side, left the Luton men in the lead by the minimum on 23 minutes.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World

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