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Soccer: Wesley continue to sweep aside all-comers

Wesley's boys remain on course for a senior clean sweep as they maintained a 100pc record to claim the Leinster Senior A League, beating St Andrew's 4-2 last week, following up a comfortable 8-0 win over Mount Temple a couple of days earlier.

The triumph added to their All-Ireland Schools title claimed last autumn, and their next challenge comes in the form of the Senior Cup.

The new format of the competition means they have been placed directly into the semi-final and will play one of the two School's Senior Trophy finalists, their opponent to be confirmed in the coming week.

The school's U14 side were also triumphant in the past fortnight in their league campaign but the Ballinteer school will be denied a clean sweep of 'A' titles following an incredible 7-3 win for St Andrew's in the quarter-finals of the U13 Cup.

Goals from Andrew Fogarty, David Nolan, Geoff Cole and a Jack Ryan double saw Andrew's race into a 5-0 half-time lead. Nolan and Ziggy Agnew extended the advantage to seven in the second half before Wesley bravely fought back to score three goals late on in the game.

Mount Temple and reigning champions Sutton Park will join them in the semi-finals and that theme is continued at junior level where the northside pair are joined by Wesley and Andrew's.

Irish U16 international David Cole has fired doubles in early wins over Kilkenny and Dundalk to set up a semi-final with Sutton Park while Wesley got the better of John Scottus. They play Temple, who were 3-1 victors over King's Hospital. At minor level, Sutton play St Andrew's in the quarter-final, while Newpark are already into the semi-finals.


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