Stradbally shatter Portlaoise’s 10-in-a-row hopes as Michael Murphy leads Glenswilly to glory

STRADBALLY STUNNED PORTLAOISE with a dramatic last-minute goal to seal their first Laois SFC title since 2005.

Jody Dillon rattled the back of the Portlaoise net to end their 10-in-a-row hopes and pick up Stradbally’s 16th county title. Portlaoise were leading by two points in stoppage-time before Dillon’s goal.

Laoch na himeartha,Michael Murphy-The 3 county finals @GaaGlenswilly have won,Murphy has been Man of the Match. What a man!@officialdonegal

— Damien Ó Dónaill (@RNF36) October 16, 2016

Source: Damien Ó Dónaill/Twitter

Elsewhere, Glenswilly are the county champions in Donegal. Goalscorer Michael Murphy inspired his side to a one-point victory as they wrapped up their third county title since 2011.

Dr Crokes are kingpins in Kerry once again. Colm Cooper’s side claimed their fifth SFC title in seven years with a 2-16 to 1-12 victory over Kenmare District.


In Armagh Maghery won their first ever championship after a four point win over Cullyhanna, in a rare showpiece event without the involvement of Crossmaglen.

Comhghairdeas le @MagheryGAC, Armagh Senior Football champions 2016.

— armagh_gaa (@Armagh_GAA) October 16, 2016

Source: Armagh GAA/Twitter

A goal in either half helped Sarsfields to their second straight title. Ray Cahill and Alan Smith found the net as they ran out 2-13 to 0-15 winners over Moorefield.

Elsewhere, Slaughtneil (Derry), Carbery Rangers (Cork), Rhode (Offaly), Mullinalaghta (Longford) and Cargin (Antrim) all lifted titles in their respective counties. In the Ulster SFC quarter-final, Down’s Kilcoo ran out two point winners over Monaghan champions Scotstown.

Football results

Armagh SFC final
Cullyhanna 0-12 Maghery 1-13

Antrim SFC final
Cargin 1-10 St Gall’s 0-6


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Cork SFC final
Ballincollig 1-12 Carbery Rangers 1-15

Derry SFC final
Loup 0-6 Slaughtneil 2-11

Donegal SFC final
Glenswilly 1-10 Kilcar 0-12

Laois SFC final
Portlaoise 1-12 Stradbally 2-10

Longford SFC final
Abbeylara 0-8 Mullinalaghta 1-8

Kerry SFC final
Dr Crokes 2-16 Kenmare District 1-12

Kildare SFC final
Moorefield 0-15 Sarsfields 2-13

Offaly SFC final
Ferbane 0-9 Rhode 1-14

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Ulster club SFC quarter-final
Scotstown 0-9 Kilcoo 1-8

Westmeath SFC semi-final
Athlone 1-6 Tyrrellspass 1-8

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