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New faces feature in all-Kildare final

THIS year's Leinster final will have a fresh feel as Kildare duo Patrician Secondary School and Confey College compete for the 2014 title.

North Kildare school Confey College made history yesterday by edging out Templeogue College 1-0 at the South Dublin Football League headquarters to reach their first final.

In fact, yesterday's semi-final was the mixed school's (with only 350 male students) furthest advancement in the Senior Boys Cup.

Stephen Reynolds ensured it would be a memorable day for the school with the winning goal just before half-time.

Latching onto a loose ball in the box after midfielder Brad Donnelly had powered his way through the heart of the Templeogue defence, Reynolds finished into the bottom corner at the second attempt.

They will now face county rivals Patrician after the south Kildare school won their semi-final under more dramatic circumstances 24 hours earlier.

Rob Love's 30th-minute equaliser for Blackrock College at Peamount United FC cancelled out Daragh McHugh's opener on Tuesday, but substitute Ciarán Glynn stole the show late on, grabbing two goals to give his side a 3-1 win and secured the school's first Leinster final appearance in 39 years.


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