Thursday 21 September 2017

Bromell brace seals title glory

CBS Sexton Street 3 ColAiste IOsAef 2 Munster SCHOOLS senior CUP final

CBS Sexton Street claimed their seventh Dr Tony O'Neill Cup of the century with a hard-fought win over Colaiste Iosaef of Kilmallock in an all-Limerick final on Shannonside.

CBS striker Jamie Bromell opened the scoring in the first half and added his second from a Lee Whyte corner with 15 minutes remaining to put his side 3-1 up at the Pike Rovers Sportsgrounds.

Bromell lifted the roof of the net with a superb diagonal volley from the edge of the box on the half hour. But the lead was short-lived as less than 60 seconds later Colaiste Iosaef were back on level terms, courtesy of a close-range Sean Finn effort which went in off the post.

Colaiste Iosaef had the better of the opportunities immediately after the break, with Finn being denied by Jamie Stewart's point-blank save. The CBS Sexton Street keeper and captain then dived full length to palm away a low Mike Connaghan rasper.

The Kilmallock school were left to rue those missed chances as super-sub Niall McNamara arrived at the far post to nod home a deflected Whyte free kick in the 69th minute.

And six minutes later, the impressive Whyte provided the corner for Bromell to rise highest in the box and glance home what proved to be the winner.

Colaiste Iosaef skipper Sheedy, who had a fine game throughout, pulled it back to 3-2 with a low volley from just inside the area deep into injury-time.

CBS Sexton Street – Stewart, Moran, Whyte (Madden 75), Mullins, O'Connor, Mullins, Hogan (McNamara 45), Walsh, Bromell, Byrne, Hogan.

Colaiste IoSaef – Considine, Irwin, Conaghan, O'Dea, Barrett, Hanly, S Finn (Coughlan 55), B Hogan (Whelan 79), Finn, Sheedy, Quirke.

Ref – D Power (Limerick)

Irish Independent

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