Saturday 25 February 2017

San Treasa and St Mary's serve up Bunscol final thriller

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Scoil San Treasa players Michael Nealon, left, and Michael Cregg
Scoil San Treasa players Michael Nealon, left, and Michael Cregg

The Corn Herald brought a fitting conclusion to the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Áth Cliath hurling and camogie finals day with Scoil San Treasa Mount Merrion and St Mary's Lucan producing a wonderful decider.

It was San Treasa that managed to eke out a narrow 2-14 to 2-12 victory in a contest that ebbed and flowed throughout and highlighted the excellence on show throughout the day in the glorious Drumcondra sunshine.

Both sides enjoyed pockets of dominance over the 50-minute match with Lucan indebted to the superb Evin Dowling, who chipped in with a massive 2-7 for his side, while Luke Curran and Oisin Ryan shared five points.

However, San Treasa would not be denied as 11 points by Dara Purcell and first-half goals from Cian Donnelly and Rory Durand ensured the claimed the coveted title in thrilling fashion.

In the Sciath Marino, Tom McVeigh's 3-2 proved pivotal as St Joseph's Terenure got the better of local rivals Bishop Galvin by 3-11 to 1-10 in another high-class encounter.

McVeigh received valuable support on the scoring front from Cian Sullivan and Niall Fitzgibbon with Michael Foley and Michael Lawlor keeping the tie on a knife edge as they shared nine points for Bishop Galvin.

The day started with Gaelscoil Bharra doing just enough to defeat Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin by 3-10 to 1-10 in their riveting Sciath Oideachais final.

The winners possessed a very strong defence through the efforts of Adam Ó Murchú, Ciarán Mac Amhlaoibh and Lúcás Ó Néill against an excellent Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin side for whom both Eoghan Ó Loinsigh made some stunning saves to complement the tireless efforts of Ben Ó hIomhair, Tadhg Holder, Tadhg Ó Gormáin and Caelum Ó Muireartaigh.

In the Sciath Olly Quinlan, the excellence of midfielder Róisín Ní Chathasaigh helped Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille to victory over St Agnes' by 2-8 to 1-4.

Ní Chathasaigh struck 1-8 for her side and her individual battled with the talented Rebecca Dunne proved one of the highlights of the day in a contest that was only decided by Sophie Nic Aogáin's second-half goal.

Elsewhere, Ryan O'Dwyer struck 2-6 when helping Ballyroan to defeat Scoil Naithí by 4-11 to 5-7 in the Corn Johnston Mooney & O'Brien while Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig contained two hat-trick heroes in Maitiú Ó Cuagáin and Fionn Bruton when claiming the Sciath Mhic Phiarais against a battling Scoil Maelruain.

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