Wednesday 18 January 2017

Double blast ensures Clane upset Pat's

Published 14/01/2016 | 02:30

Scoil Mhuire Clane claimed a notable scalp when overcoming 10-times champions St Patrick’s in the Leinster PP SFC quarter-final at Pairc Tailteann. (Stock picture)
Scoil Mhuire Clane claimed a notable scalp when overcoming 10-times champions St Patrick’s in the Leinster PP SFC quarter-final at Pairc Tailteann. (Stock picture)

Scoil Mhuire Clane claimed a notable scalp when overcoming 10-times champions St Patrick’s in the Leinster PP SFC quarter-final at Pairc Tailteann.

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Clane, competing in the top tier for the first time, proved worthy winners as Colm O’Rourke’s charges were left to rue three missed frees in the closing stages.

Third-quarter goals from Kyle Devey and Ciaran Kelly opened up a five-point lead for the Kildare side with less than 10 minutes left. St Pat’s dominated after that but couldn’t make up the deficit.

Clane had made a terrific start and with Ciaran Kelly unerring from frees and Brian McLoughlin in fine form from play, they raced into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead.

Leinster U-18 rugby captain Conor Nash opened St Pat’s account and then Eoin Finnegan fired over three points for the Navan side. The sides were soon level at 0-5 each before Clane edged into a 0-7 to 0-6 lead at the break.

SCORERS – Sc Mhuire: C Kelly 1-4 (4fs), K Devey 1-1, B McLoughlin 0-3. St Pat’s: E Finnegan 0-4 (3fs), E O’Kelly Lynch 0-3 (2fs), C Ward (f), E Smith, C Nash, E Mooney, B Conlon 0-1 each.

SC MHUIRE CLANE – P Mylod; D Brereton, E O’Connell, Brian Giffney; B Corbett, R Philips, C Sullivan; C Byrne, C Flaterty; K Devey, T Montgomery, C Harris; C Kelly, D Kelly, B McLoughlin. Subs: J Reilly for Brereton, S Sullivan for Flaherty (both h-t).

ST PAT’S – L Timmons; P Dillon, T McGuinness, P Carpenter; M Doherty, C O’Reilly, O Martyn; B Conlon, JJ O’Dea; E Mooney, E O’Kelly Lynch, D McCabe; E Finnegan, C Nash, E Smyth. Subs: C Swaine for McCabe (41), C Ward for Finnegan (42), E McAllister for Conlon (46), M Devlin for Dillon ((50), Conlon for McAllister (50), A Wall for Doherty (53), McAllister for Conlon (55).

REF – M Murtagh (Westmeath)

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