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Templeogue out to cap perfect season

TEMPLEOGUE COLLEGE'S U15 boys will look to cap a flawless campaign by bringing their first All-Ireland title back to the school next week.

The south Dubliners followed up their recent Leinster Minor Boys Cup final victory over local rivals St Mac Dara's with a 2-1 defeat of Ulster champions St Clare's College on Tuesday.

Substitute Stephen Cook was the hero at Oriel Park as his second-half winner saw off the Cavan school and sent Templeogue into next Wednesday's national decider. The venue for that game will depend on the opposition as Munster's champions must still face the Connacht winners, but whomever Templeogue face is in for a big challenge indeed.

The capital chargers have a 100pc record from their 16 games played so far this season and are also South Dublin League champions, Dublin Cup semi-finalists and Leinster League finalists.

A first Leinster Cup success in almost three decades last week was the most important result of their season so far, but when Sam Howard opened the scoring on Tuesday with a cool finish the record books started to rewrite themselves.

A Nathan Kieran equaliser before half-time may have put expectations on hold temporarily but when Cook poked home from a flicked-on corner after the break the dream of a first All-Ireland title became a real possibility for them.


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