GALLERY: St Vincent's claim third Leinster title in four years with victory over Rhode

The Dublin club were comfortable seven-point winners over their Offaly counterparts

BY Newstalk 15:48 Sunday 11 December 2016, 15:48 11 Dec 2016

St Vincent’s 1-16

Rhode 0-12

Diarmuid Connolly's first half goal helped St Vincent's pick up a third Leinster fooball title in four years as they were comfortable winners over Rhode this afternoon.

The Dublin club were too strong for their Offaly counterparts and pulled away in the second half to amass a seven-point victory at O'Moore Park.

Mayo's Enda Varley notched two points to help St Vincent's on their way to a record equalling seventh Leinster title and their second in three years.

Ger Brennan was dismissed after a black card in the first half, but the Dublin champions were largely untroubled for the majority of the game.

Rhode players arriving at O'Moore Park this afternoon

Ruairi Trainor and Brian Darby fight for possession

St. Vincent's Diarmuid Connolly holds off Eoin Rigney

Enda Varley tackles Rhode's Shane Sullivan

Diarmuid Connolly scores the only goal of the game in the opening half

St Vincent's players celebrate after Connolly's goal

Cormac Diamond celebrates winning a free

 

Images courtesy of ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne 

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