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Remember the Game: Emo claim Intermediate football glory in 2012

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Sparrow Insurances IFC Final 2012

Ahead of tonight’s clash between Emo and Ballyroan-Abbey in the first-round of the Senior Football Championship, we look back on Emo’s victory over the same opposition in 2012 when they claimed the Intermediate title.

This game was an enthralling encounter with Emo coming out on top by five points.

Emo had been relegated from senior the year before and they made an immediate return by capturing the Intermediate Championship.

Emo controlled the game and goals from Evan Costello and Conor Lawlor sealed the victory for ‘The Village’.

It was Ballyroan Abbey’s second time to lose in an Intermediate final in a row.

Ballyroan went in search of a goal to try get themselves back into a game but Emo’s defence held out in the end.

Manager John Strong and captain Darren Strong were proud of their team’s spirit.

They said it was their spirit that got them over the line to secure a return to the senior ranks for the following year.

Scorers- Emo: Evan Costello 1-4 (three frees), Paul Lawlor 0-5 (four frees), Conor Lawlor 1-0, Glenn Brophy,Shane Murphy and Darren Strong 0-1 each; Ballyroan-Abbey: Scott Conroy 0-6 (five frees), Eoin Kearns 1-0, Gerry Scully, Jamie Whelan, Padraig McMahon and Mark McDonald 0-1 each.

EMO: Gerry McGill; Robert Wilkinson, Shane Carney, Brian Gorman; Michael Dowling, Paul Kirwan, Shane Murphy; Paul Lawlor, Darren Strong; Niall Wheeler, Billy Sheehan, Glenn Brophy; Nigel Murphy, Conor Lawlor, Evan Costello Subs: Johnny Booth for Kirwan (30), David Gorman for C Lawlor (47), Ray Ryan for N Murphy (57), Marc Carney for Dowling (59)

Ballyroan-Abbey: Garry Scully; Mark Cahill, Eoin Kearns, Philip Shortall; Niall Wallace, Ruairí Dunne, Jamie Bartley; John Murphy, Padraig McMahon; Martin Scully, James Keegan, Ciarán Keegan; Gerry Scully, Scott Conroy, Jamie Whelan Subs: Danny Donoghue for G Scully (30), Mark McDonald for Kearns (42),

Referee: Maurice Deegan (Stradbally)

Happy Emo faces after defeating Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Emo manager John Strong calling the shots against Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Niall Wheeler, Emo contests this ball with Jamie Bartley, Ballyroan Abbey watched closely by umpire John Fynn in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Emo who defeated Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Ballyroan Abbey who went down to Emo in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Conor Lawlor celebrates his early goal for Emo against Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Despite having his jersey held by Gerry Scully, Ballyroan Abbey, Billy Sheehan powers through for Emo in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Man of the match Paul Lawlor, Emo wins this ball against John Murphy, Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Conor Lawlor goals for Emo despite the bet efforts of Ruari Dunne, Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Celebrations for Emo after defeating Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Martin Scully, Ballyroan Abbey tries to escape the clutches of Darren Strong and Jonny Booth, Emo in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Nigel Murphy on the attack for Emo against Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Paul Lawlor wins this ball for Emo against Niall Wallace, Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Supporting Emo against Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
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Emo goal scorer Evan Costello lines up a score against Ballyroan Abbey in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

 

Gerry McGill, Emo goes so close to stop Eoin Kearns, Ballyroan Abbey scoring this penalty in the IFC final at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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