Devereux points way to final for Peter's
St Peter's College 0-13 Wicklow Schools 1-8
Nine first-half points helped St Peter's to an impressive victory over Wicklow Schools in this Leinster Colleges SFC 'A' semi-final at Enniscorthy.
The Wexford college battled well in the opening half after three points inside ten minutes from Cathal Devereux (frees), Rory O'Connor and a Barry O'Connor placed ball settled them. The Wicklow boys had to wait until the 15th minute for their opening score, a Conor Byrne free.
Barry and Rory O'Connor added further points to give St Peter's a 0-9 to 0-3 interval lead, the Wicklow boys responding through Cathal Kelleher and Mark Jackson. It was a mountain to climb for Wicklow but they reduced the deficit to three, 0-9 to 0-6, after 42 minutes.
However, Peter's regained their grip in midfield through Rory O'Connor, striking back for two more Devereux points. They led by 0-13 to 0-8 in the game's fourth minute of injury time, making Luke Evans' late goal.
SCORERS - St Peter's: C Devereux 0-6 (4f); B O'Connor 0-3 (2f); R O'Connor 0-2; D O'Keeffe, B Moore 0-1 each. Wicklow: L Evans 1-1; C Kelleher, M Jackson (2f) 0-2 each; M Barrett, C Byrne (f), R Coogan 0-1 each. St Peter's - R Ryan; E O'Leary, B Maddock, D O'Keeffe; Q Saunders, C Firman, F O'Driscoll; B Deeney, R O'Connor; D Gouldson, B Moore, P Barry; D Lyne, B O'Connor, C Devereux. Subs: M Codd for O'Driscoll; J Devereux for Gouldson; K Firman for Devereux. Wicklow Schools - M Jackson; C Lee, T Maher, J Kavanagh; J McCall, T Kearns, D Fitzgerald; M Barrett, J Mockler; R Coogan, C Byrne, S Gregory; C Connolly, C Kelleher, L Evans. Subs: L Miley for Connolly; R Ward for Miley; E McTgue for Mockler. Ref - J Hickey (Carlow)