Kildare minor stars Reynolds and Mulhall seal Ard Scoil's triumph
Ard Scoil na Trionoide 2-13
St Declan's 1-11
Kildare minor stars Cian Reynolds and Darroch Mulhall hit 2-7 between them as Ard Scoil na Trionoide from Athy saw off the Senan Connell-managed St Declan's of Dublin in Athy.
Goals from Mulhall and Reynolds gave them a commanding 2-6 to 0-2 lead at half time. Former Dubs star Connell obviously did some stern talking during the break as the Cabra men came out a different team.
Led by Adam Caffrey, watched by his father, former Dublin boss Paul, St Declan's took the game to Athy and a 36th-minute goal from Jamie Bray left just five points in it.
Bray was denied a second goal minutes later by the post and Athy sealed the win with late points from Niall Kelly and Ton Gibbons .
Scorers -- Ard Scoil na Trionoide: D Mulhall 1-5 (2fs), C Reynolds 1-2, K Feely, L McGovern (2f) 0-2 each, T Gibbons, N Kelly 0-1 each. St Declan's CBS: J Bray 1-2, A Caffrey 0-4 (3fs), S Donaghy 0-3, R Mulvanney, N McGovern 0-1 each.
ard Scoil na Trionoide -- S Foley; D Hyland, L Thomas, D O'Toole; B Purcell, T Gibbons, B Kenna; K Feely, J Farrell; L McGovern, C Reynolds, J Lawlor; S Doyle, N Kelly, D Mulhall. Sub: K Bolger for Doyle (52).
St Declan's CBS -- B Gaffney; A Kavanagh, S Burke, A Lacey; R Kelly, N McGovern, Murray; Mulvanney, J Bray; E Dillon, A Caffrey, S Donaghy; S McDonnell, G Rooney, S O'Connor. Sub: S Bonfil for McDonnell (34).
Ref -- Pat Moran (Laois).