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Chanel shattered by Peter's

ST PETER'S College, Dunboyne, gained revenge for their Dublin final defeat to Chanel College with a 3-2 victory in the Leinster Senior Division One Champions League showpiece at Oriel Park.

Just seven days after their 3-1 loss to the north Dubliners in the Division 1 U-19 county final, St Peter's got it right on the day in Dundalk last Thursday.

The Meath school annually take part in the Dublin competition and qualified for the provincial tournament – along with Chanel – because they reached the semi-final of the county cup.

Despite the disappointment of the previous week's result, Peter's began at a blistering pace in the Barry Kehoe Cup final – named after the Dundalk FC and League of Ireland legend.

Cathal Meehan and Ben Carolan both headed home goals in the opening 15 minutes to rock Chanel.

Peter's took the scoreline into the half-time break but found their lead eliminated quickly upon the resumption.

Keith McCracken began the comeback within minutes of the restart when he latched onto a free kick into the area and fired into the corner of the net.

Colm Crowe completed the response when he was taken down in the box and he picked himself up, dusted himself off and fired home the resulting spot kick.

Crowe and Bobby O'Reilly both thought they had given Chanel the lead with separate chances but were denied by excellent saves from the Peter's goalkeeper.

Then the Dunboyne school struck the decisive blow on the break when Paul O'Reilly capitalised to fire home the eventual winning goal.


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