played 23rd Oct 1981

Listry collected their first major title in 11 years when they beat Currow 2-6 to 0-7 in the O’Sullivan Cup final. Currow had their fair share of possession, but they were unable to take all their scoring chances from a Listry defence in which John Joe Tangney, Michael Kennedy and Jerome Coakley, who won the Man of the Match award, were outstanding.

A rather fortunate goal, shortly before half-time from Brendan Tangney, helped Listry to a 1-6 to 0-4 half time lead, and despite the efforts of James Daly. C. Daly and M. Sullivan in the second half, Listry held on to gain a deserved victory. Pat O’Brien and Stephen Kennedy gave Listry the upper hand in the middle of the field, and up front Anthony O’Leary always looked dangerous. Listry were probably disappointed that they only managed one score in the second half but it was a really beautiful goal, with Brendan Tangney setting up Charlie Coakley with a very clever pass and Coakley slammed it to the net.

Listry: J. O’Keeffe, D O’Shea, T. Nolan, John Joe Tangney, W. O’Brien, Mike Kennedy, J. Coakley, Pat O’Brien, S. Kennedy, T. Quirke, A. O’Leary, Charlie Coakley(1-0), M. Dennehy, J. Kennedy, Brendan Tangney (1-0).

Currow: J. Dennehy, H. O’Connor, D. Sullivan, John Daly, James Daly, M. Keane, K. Sullivan, C. Daly, J. Murphy, T. Brosnan, T. Murphy (0-2), M. Sullivan (0-2), L. Galway (0-2), M. O’Shea, D. Brosnan ( 0-1), Sub: S. Horan

Referee: Jackie Quirke

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