Sunday 22 October 2017

Stewart spot on as Sexton Street snatch glory

CBS SEXTON STREET 1 ATHLONE CC 1 FAIS ALL-IRELAND senior CUP CHRIST KING GIRLS SS 5 SACRED HEART SCHOOL 2 senior GIRLS ALL-IRELAND CUP ASHBOURNE CS 2-8 ST PETER'S DUNBOYNE 1-7 Leinster VS sfc semi-final

(aet, CBS Sexton Street won 4-2 on pens)

LIMERICK'S CBS Sexton Street squeezed into the Dr Tony O'Neill Cup final in the most dramatic of circumstances in Roscrea.

Goalkeeper Jamie Stewart was the hero, saving two penalties and slotting home the decisive kick in a dramatic shootout victory over Leinster champions Athlone CC.

Athlone left Killavilla FC devastated after coming within two seconds of claiming the win.

Eoin McCormack's successful spot-kick early in extra-time looked like being enough to secure victory. However, with the very last kick of the match, Shane Walsh made up for an earlier penalty miss when he slotted home from close range to force the penalty shootout.

CBS SEXTON STREET – J Stewart; A Moran, L White, S Mullens, G O'Connor, J Mullens, T Hogan, S Walsh, J Brommell (C Madden 96), E Byrnes, C Hogan (N McNamara 96).

ATHLONE COLLEGE – M McMahon; C Hayden, M Darling, J Quinn, R Daly, C Reid (M Nicholsan 99), R Connellan, R Mc

Manus (E Kearnan 84), A Nevin, E McCormack, I Rosney.

Megan's birthday treat

IRELAND U-17 international Megan Connolly celebrated her 16th birthday in style with four goals as Christ King Girls SS Cork overturned a two-goal half-time deficit in Roscrea to secure a place in the final.

CHRIST KING GIRLS SS – E O'Donovan; O Murphy (O Magner 75), M Murphy, A Russell, N Connolly, S Geaney, M Dennehy, L Cooney, N McGreevey (E Downey 75), M Connolly (S Noonan 75), L O'Brien.

SACRED HEART SCHOOL – D Coonan; C Cocoman, T Da Silva (K Cobb 60), E Cuddy, L Keenahan, C Owens, L Gorman, A Norris, B Kane, O Gorman, S O'Mara (N McDermott 50).

Peter's fall short despite late rally

DESPITE finishing with a late flourish which yielded 1-2, St Peter's Dunboyne were no match for their Meath neighbours in Ratoath.

Boosted by Darragh McGovern's goal from the penalty after seven minutes, Ashbourne led 1-3 to 0-0 at the end of the opening quarter and, with Niall Moriarty striking for their second goal on 24 minutes, they led 2-4 to 0-4 at the break.

That lead extended to nine points in the final quarter before Dunboyne staged a mini-revival in the final four minutes.

SCORERS – Ashbourne CS: N Moriarty 1-3 (0-1f), D McGovern 1-0 (pen), J Hannigan 0-2 (1 '45'), S Benville, C Lynch, S Beirne 0-1 each. St Peter's, Dunboyne: B McCrossan 1-0 (pen), S McGrath 0-3 (2f), L Harte 0-2 (2f), G McCoy, P Darcy 0-1 each.

ASHBOURNE CS – D O'Connor; L Finn, J McCarney, D McGovern; N Lenehan, C Carton, T McGovern; A Hughes, S Benville; C Lynch, S Beirne, K Fenton; A O'Connor, J Hannigan, N Moriarty. Subs: R Howard for Lynch (35), C Donnelly for A O'Connor (53), J Giles for McCarney (56), S Breslin for Moriarty (59).

ST PETER'S, DUNBOYNE – B McCrossan; C Meehan, B Carolan, G Ryan; J McLoughlin, G Harper, J Gough; E Gilligan, C Doran; S Whitty, S Sutton, G McCoy; S McGrath, L Harte, S Comiskey. Subs: A Yourell for Whitty (35), L Kane for Gilligan (40), P Darcy for Comiskey (55),

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