Phádraig up and running in new campaign

soccer: leinster junior cup

By Gavin Earley

COLáISTE Phádraig CBS got their Leinster Junior Cup campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-0 win against Riversdale CC.

The Lucan school, who have the distinction of seeing two seperate teams claim Leinster First Year Cups back-to-back for the school in 2012 and 2013, are now targeting Under-17 glory.


The bulk of the squad from the original First Year success, which also yielded an All-Ireland title, are involved in this team.

Patrick Klos and Conor Kane were on target in the win against Dublin rivals Riversdale and St Vincent's, Glasnevin, are now next.

St Mark's CS, Tallaght, have made a big early mark on this competition, following up their heavy preliminary-round win with a 3-2 victory over Clonkeen College last week.

Hat-trick hero Jonathan Afolabi stole the show and will be one to watch.

St Michael's College were eased aside by Drimnagh Castle a fortnight ago and the Dublin side followed that up with another emphatic victory against Firhouse.


Kieran Murray and Luke Rossiter both grabbed a brace each, while Daniel O'Donovan, Jack Doyle and David O'Donnell were also on the scoresheet.

Coláiste Choilm, Swords won impressively against Coláiste Mhuire, Cabra, while New Cross, Finglas stunned Rosmini with a big victory also in the first round.

Losing first-round teams join sides who suffered preliminary-round exits in the new Shield competition.