Six of the best for Dublin side Kilmacud Crokes as they claim more glory in the All-Ireland 7s
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Six of the best for Dublin side Kilmacud Crokes as they claim more glory in the All-Ireland 7s

Kilmacud Crokes were crowned Londis All-Ireland Senior Football 7s champions for the sixth time on home turf on Saturday evening with a 1-11 to  1-09 victory against Down's An Riocht. 

A fifth minute goal from Ben Shovlin provided the springboard for Johnny Magee's charges, in a tight encounter.

Crokes delivered some stunning scores, including efforts from the wing by Dan O'Brien and Niall O'Leary.

Crokes led by 1-6 to 0-5 at half-time, with Deaglan Morgan and Ronan Campbell keeping An Riocht in touch.

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Karl Dias of Kilmacud Crokes, Co Dublin, gets past Aidan Sloan of An Ríocht, Co Down, during the final of the Londis Senior All-Ireland Football 7s at Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Accuracy

The hosts showed greater accuracy throughout, in a game where they registered all of their scores from play.

Crokes goalkeeper Padraig Purcell helped ensure a double-scores lead early on the restart with his second point.

In their first final, An Riocht battled hard and grabbed an injury-time goal from Morgan to cut the gap to two points.

The Down outfit continued to cause Crokes problems as they searched for a match-winning goal.

However, O'Brien put in a well placed block late on to ensure Karl Dias lifted the Cup.

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Kilmacud Crokes players celebrate with the cup after beating An Ríocht, Co Down, in the final of the Londis Senior All-Ireland Football 7s at Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Kilmacud Crokes' Cillian O'Shea was named the Londis Player of the Tournament afterwards.

Scorers for Kilmacud Crokes: Ben Shovlin 1-1; Niall O'Leary, Padraig Purcell 0-3 each; Dan O'Brien, Darragh Jones 0-2 each.

Scorers for An Riocht: Deaglan Morgan 1-3; Ronan Campbell (1f) 0-4; Conor Clarke, Michael O'Rourke 0-1 each.

KILMACUD CROKES: Padraig Purcell; Aidan Jones, Cillian O'Shea; Ben Shovlin, Karl Dias; Dan O'Brien, Hugh Kenny. Subs: Tom Fox, Niall O'Leary, Darragh Jones.

AN RIOCHT: Conor Cole; Conor Clarke, Rory Cunningham; James Colgan, Ronan McAlinden; Ronan Campbell, Aidan Sloan. Subs: Deaglan Morgan, Philip Curran, Michael O'Rourke.

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REFEREE: Noel Hand (Louth)