Crombie adds gloss for Portarlington
Colaiste Iosagain 3-16
Ardscoil Ris 1-8
Colaiste Iosagain claimed the Leinster Colleges 'B' SFC title with a tremendous 14-point victory over Ardscoil Ris at Sallins yesterday.
It was a comfortable afternoon's work for the Portarlington school as their firepower was simply too much for their challengers from Dublin to cope with.
Barry Mitchell hit the Laois side's opening goal after 12 minutes to cap off a perfect start as they went 1-3 to 0-0 up.
A Padraig Galvin goal for Ardscoil Ris just after half-time did reduce the gap to three points.
However, it was always going to be Portarlington's day and Barry Kelly re-affirmed his side's position in the match with a superb goal four minutes later.
Ardscoil Ris's challenge fell away in the closing 20 minutes as Portarlington's forwards showcased their ability by piling on the points and adding on a simple John Crombie goal a minute before full-time.
The school's senior success is added to the junior Leinster title their U-14s won last month to make 2008 a year to remember for Colaiste Iosagain.
Scorers -- Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington: L Doyle 0-5 (0-2f); R Knight 0-5 (0-1f); B Mitchell 1-2; B Kelly 1-1; J Crombie 1-0; R Allen, M Webster, S O'Neill 0-1 each. Ardscoil Ris: D Garland 0-3 (0-3f); P Galvin 1-0; O Timon (0-2f) and A Collory 0-2 each; S Finnegan 0-1.
Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington -- B McAuley; S M. Manley, P Guinan, P Donnelly; R Whelehan, A Murphy, A Ryan; B Connor, R Allen; B Kelly, L Doyle, B Mitchell, R Knight, M Webster, S O'Neill. Subs: J Crombie, S McAuley, I Dyer, P Booth.
Ardscoil Ris -- J Irving, S Finnegan, B O'Donnell, J Matthews, G O'Donohue, A Collory, N McHugh, D Kinahan, C McCarthy, D Garland, C Mullins, P Galvin, O Timon, M Cuthbert, M O'Connor. Subs: T Sharkey, P Bulman.
Ref -- A Lagrue (Kildare).