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Peppard and Kilkenny goals seal Kennedy Cup for DDSL

Published 21/06/2014 | 02:30

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DDSL captain Charlie Barry lifts the Kennedy Cup alongside goalscorer Dominic Peppard after their victory over Waterford. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE
DDSL captain Charlie Barry lifts the Kennedy Cup alongside goalscorer Dominic Peppard after their victory over Waterford. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

It took an almighty second-half comeback at Limerick University for SFAI U-14 Kennedy Cup champions Dublin and District Schoolboys League (DDSL) to clock up their third title success in a row.

DDSL 2 Waterford 1

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The Dubs found themselves behind after only two minutes against Waterford and could have conceded more before a revival yielded goals from Dominic Peppard and Gavin Kilkenny.

Though it was their 10th crown in 11 years, few have been harder earned than this triumph.

They were left reeling as the Deise hit the front from the penalty spot after Jack Connor tripped Dylan Swales in the box, enabling Lee O'Connor to slot past DDSL goalkeeper Tom Murphy.

Peppard equalised with a free-kick which curled inside the near post of goalkeeper Ian Holloway and Kilkenny sunk the winner on 82 minutes when his shot from the left found the far corner.

Meanwhile, Kildare completed their most successful Kennedy Cup by beating Limerick 2-0 to claim third place, thanks to strikes by Mark Barry and Gary Redmond.

A late winner by Charlie Lyons gave Cork a 1-0 victory over South Tipperary in the Bowl decider and Galway's Aaron Connolly scored a hat-trick as they beat Sligo/Leitrim in the final of the Plate.

DDSL: T Murphy, J Connor, D Peppard, J Redmond, R Burke, C Barry (A Bolger h/t), G Kilkenny, A Lynch (T Caffrey h-t), M Alli, R Patton (J Ryan 58), D Byrne.

Waterford: I Holloway, L O'Brien, D Walsh, L O'Connor, L Costello, D Swales (M McFadden h-t), J Goldsmith, C Whittle, D Beresford (C Kinsella 56), R Madika, O Knox (B Cooke 46).

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