Ferbane Claim First Dowling Cup In 25 Years

The win avenged defeats to the same opposition in 2016 and 2018.

Ferbane ended a twenty five year wait to lift the Dowling Cup in Bord na Mona O'Connor Park yesterday afternoon. 

Two second half goals from Cian Johnson led them to a 2-13 to 14 points victory over Rhode. 

They ended Rhode's quest for four county titles in a row and avenged two final defeats to the same opposition in the last four Offaly deciders. 

Ferbane team manager Sean Dempsey says a block on the line early in the second half was a turning point for his team:

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