Wednesday 28 June 2017

Mullen the man for St Kieran's

St Kieran's 1-18 St Peter's 1-7

'Kieran's closed out the game with an injury-time goal from substitute Ciarán Brennan, set up by his free-scoring captain, as earned a final spot either Kilkenny CBS or Good Counsel, New Ross' Stock photo: Sportsfile
'Kieran's closed out the game with an injury-time goal from substitute Ciarán Brennan, set up by his free-scoring captain, as earned a final spot either Kilkenny CBS or Good Counsel, New Ross' Stock photo: Sportsfile
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St Kieran's of Kilkenny saw off St Peter's of Wexford to send a clear message that they will not be easily separated from their provincial and All-Ireland titles.

The teams traded points for the opening 19 minutes and were tied at 0-5 each when Barry O'Connor found the net for St Peter's, but the Wexford team were then punished by the accuracy of Kieran's captain Adrian Mullen, the left corner-forward converted a 65 - his third of the half - and two frees, to leave the game tied 1-6 to 0-9 at half-time.

Kieran's, backed by the elements, won the game in the third quarter when, led by Mullen, they scored seven unanswered times.

Kieran's closed out the game with an injury-time goal from substitute Ciarán Brennan, set up by his free-scoring captain, as earned a final spot either Kilkenny CBS or Good Counsel, New Ross.

Their semi-final was abandoned in the second half with Kilkenny CBS leading 2-5 to 0-3, following an injury to a Good Counsel player which required an ambulance to be called.

Scorers: St Kieran's: A Mullen 0-14, (7f, 3 65s), C Brennan 1-0, E Shefflin, E O'Shea, K Egan and E O'Shea 0-1 each. St Peter's: R O'Connor 0-4 (3f), B O'Connor 1-0, Q Saunders, J Brazil and K Firman 0-1 each.

St Kieran's: D Mason; T Ronan, M Carey, L Murphy; B Lawlor, M Keoghan, K Egan; T Drea, D Phelan; E Shefflin, E Moylan, E O'Shea; D Barron, S Ryan, A Mullen. Subs: C Brennan for Ryan (55); P Mullen for Shefflin (58); S Donohoe for Lawlor (injured) (62); A Parsons for A Mullen (64).

St Peter's: J Henebery; S Banville, B Maddock, F O'Driscoll; E O'Leary, C Firman, S Keane Carroll; Q Saunders, J Brazil; B O'Connor, M Coddy, K Firman; J Devereux, R O'Connor, F O'Crualaoich. Subs: R Banville for O'Crualaoich (40); C Meyler for Devereux (46).

Ref: P Murphy (Carlow).

Irish Independent

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