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Last Updated: Friday, 17 March 2006, 14:41 GMT
Abbey 2-04 0-09 St Louis Kilkeel
Abbey CBS beat St Louis Kilkeel in the MacRory Cup final
Gerard McCartan of St Louis chases Abbey's Kevin Dyas
Abbey CBS from Newry snatched victory in Friday's Bank of Ireland MacRory Cup final thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Ciaran Coffey.

The Newry Shamrocks lad tucked away his dramatic score with St Louis of Kilkeel seemingly just seconds away from their first ever triumph in the competition.

An Riocht and Down star Martin Clarke top-scored with six points to help St Louis recover from a nightmare start.

Kilkeel were five down early on but led by two going into stoppage-time.

Abbey enjoyed a dream start with full-forward Sean Murdock scoring with a free on five minutes and seconds later Gerard McGarvey netted the opening goal.

A quick through ball caught out the St Louis defence and McGarvey hammered a left-foot shot past Abbey keeper Gavin Joyce.

Kilkeel clawed their way back with three points from Clarke and a fourth from Luke Toner.

Clarke added another point from play early in the second half to put St Louis level, 0-5 to 1-02.

Murdock then scored from play with Clarke replying with a fine score from a tight angle.

Gerard McCartan then edged St Louis ahead for the first time but Colm Murney replied for Abbey.

Kilkeel got points from Clarke and Toner to be two up going into stoppage-time and it looked like the 2005 losing finalists were giong to lift the cup for the first time.

But it ended in heartbreak for St Louis as Coffey snatched the late triumph for the Newry outfit.

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