A hat-trick from Westmeath marksman John Coyle helped Éire Óg to the Division 3 League title on Sunday last in McGovern Park, Ruislip.
The first half started evenly with both teams getting on the scoreboard very early. A goal from the penalty spot by Joe MacMahon put Éire Óg in the lead before Coyle’s first goal extended it to a 5 point advantage at half time.
St Clarets got off to a whirlwind start with the wind at their backs in the second half. The west London team rattled off 1-7 without reply before goals from Gabriel Dennehy and Ger Crowley put Éire Óg into the lead. The lead lasted all of 30 seconds when the St Clarets wing forward netted. St Clarets added on 2 quick points to double their lead. It is from here that Éire Óg began to take over and outscored their opponents by 2-3 to 0-1 in the final 8 minutes. John Coyle provided the goals to complete his hat trick whilst Steve Hyland, Eamonn Kelly and Caolan Conroy added the points.
Stephen O’Keeffe received the cup which prompted wild celebrations that extended to Finsbury Park for a great evening. The management and team would like to thank the large number of supporters who came to Ruislip to support the club.