Shinrone Utd made it back to back promotions today after beating third placed Rearcross Fc by two goals to one.
A very young Rearcross side took a deserved lead on the stroke of half time as James Deegan continued his fine run of form with a fine finish.
Shinrone however once again proved that a one goal lead against them is never enough and they fought themselves back into the game with a strong second half performance. The hosts had Conor Doughney to thank for keeping the score at 1-0 as he made a number of important saves early in the half.
Midway through the second half Shinrone managed to get an equalizer as John Pio Fitzpatrick finished excellently of the post. Five minutes later Shinrone found themselves in front when Fitzpatrick again found the back of the net as Player/Manager Derek McLoughlin sent him through with a fine pass and the veteran made no mistake.
A huge victory for Shinrone as they now look forward to Premier Division football next season but they still have a huge job to do if they are to go up as Division 1 champions.
|1||(P) Shinrone United||14||12||1||1||42||19||23||37|
|2||(P) Moneygall Fc||13||10||2||1||33||17||16||32|
|5||Sallypark Odhráns Fc||12||4||1||7||20||20||0||13|