Digging deep is part and parcel of the Good Counsel (New Ross) DNA at all levels, and that precious quality was seen in all its glory in the Netwatch Carlow Training Centre in Fenagh on Friday when the Top Oil South Leinster Juvenile football 'A' championship title was retained with a battling two-point win over Scoil Mhuire from Clane.
A group of current and former inter-county football, hurling and camogie players have united under an umbrella organisation named Gaelic Voices for Change and on Saturday night next, December 16, they'll take to the streets to draw attention towards Ireland's homelessness crisis.
Reigning champions St. Peter's re-ignited their bid for repeat success in the Top Oil Leinster Schools Senior football 'A' championship Brother Bosco Cup with an impressive 2-13 to 1-8 victory over Athlone Community College in the Group E decider at the Eire Óg club grounds, Carlow, on Monday of last week.
Whatever about the identity of the winners, the margin of victory was certainly a surprise under the Tom Somers Park floodlights on Saturday when Gusserane delivered a clear statement of intent by crushing near neighbours Fethard in the Greenstar Under-21 football Premier 'A' championship quarter-final.
When it looked as if G.A.A. clubs were about to find some space given the stance taken by Croke Park in having April designated free of inter-county activity, the Central Council decision to have the league quarter-finals restored has come as a major 'u-turn'.
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