Summerhill GFC

1986 - Keegan Cup Win

35 years ago after an absence of nine years Summerhill captained by Pádraic Lyons won their fifth Keegan Cup in 1986. They started off the year with a 1-10 to 0-4 victory over Skryne, who had knocked us out in 1985. They then defeated their neighbours Moynalvey by 10 points, followed by a 14 point win over St.Patrick’s. Summerhill met Syddan in the quarter-final and beat them by 3 points. In the semi-final, Summerhill were less than impressive against Nobber. They failed to score in the second-half but scraped through by 1-6 to 0-8.

Dennis Murtagh was sent off in the semi-final and missed the final through suspension. This was a big loss to Summerhill but a young Peter Nangle was called in for the final. In a game played in Kells as Pairc Tailteann was under going renovations, Summerhill beat Seneschalstown on a score line of 0-13 to 1-8 to lift the Keegan Cup for the 5th time in 13 years.

See below for the Match Video, the Match Programme and some reports on the game. (Click to Enlarge)

Match Programme