Whitty saves the day
ST BENILDUS COLLEGE 2
DE LA SALLE, WATERFORD 2
(De La Salle win 6-5 on pens after extra time)
Published 11/03/2011 | 05:00
DE LA Salle progressed to the FAI Schools Senior Boys All-Ireland final thanks to 'keeper Sean Whitty's penalty-shootout heroics yesterday.
Whitty saved David Byrne's sudden-death effort, before dusting himself off to slam home the winning spot-kick himself as his side narrowly saw off a brave challenge from 10-man Benildus, who had Karl McGrath sent off after only 10 minutes.
ST BENILDUS -- K Finn; M Rogers, S McAuliffe, T Healy, K McGrath; B Meegan (D Byrne 52), A Oates, C Buter, P Connolly; D Byrne, P Mannion.
DE LA SALLE -- S Whitty; M McManus, G O'Donevan, A Potter, P Fitzgerald; C Whittle, C Morris (E Kindlon 94), A Galibert, C Kervick; K Flynn, C Coad.
Ref -- Lee Bevans (Wicklow).