Saturday 18 November 2017

Hulton goal drives Carlow to first senior 'B' title

Carlow CBS 1-14 Abbey 3-3 Schools SF 'B' All-Ireland Final

Colm Hulton, St Mary's Academy CBS, in action against Brian Fanning, The Abbey School
Colm Hulton, St Mary's Academy CBS, in action against Brian Fanning, The Abbey School
Niall Lowry, St Mary's Academy CBS, in action against Shane Power, The Abbey School
Jordan Morrissey, St Mary's Academy CBS, in action against Stephen Moloney, The Abbey School
St Mary's Academy CBS celebrate after the game

Carlow CBS created history when they won their first All-Ireland Colleges Senior Football 'B' title in Croke Park.

A five-point winning margin at the end didn't give a full description of Carlow's dominance, and at one stage they were ahead by 13 points, having led at the break by 1-9 to 1-0.

Colm Hulton got the Carlow goal when fielding a great long pass from Shane O'Neill after they had been hit with an early goal by Shane Neville.

Then Tipperary town side Abbey finally came to life, with Josh Ryan finding the Carlow net and Daire Egan converting a penalty.

But a brilliant Niall Lowry effort from out on the left settled Carlow as they cruised to victory.

Scorers - Carlow CBS: C Hulton 1-2, N Lowry 0-3,(2fs), A Deering, S O'Neill, J Brennan 0-2 each, R Dunphy, C Larkin, J Morrissey 0-1 each. Abbey: J Ryan 1-2 (2fs), D Egan, S Neville 1-0 each, A Vance 0-1f.

Carlow CBS - C Byrne; D Salter, T Collins, C Byrne; K Galligan, B Byrne, C McGrath; N Lowry, S O'Neill; C Larkin, J Morrissey, J Brennan; A Deering, R Dunphy, C Hulton. Subs: A Murphy for S O'Neill (49), O Nolan for C Larkin (53), R O'Grady for A Deering (53).

Abbey - C Fanning; C Ryan, S Ryan, S Moloney; T Lowry, S Power, B Fanning; J Ryan, E McNamara; S Neville, K Landy, D Byron; A Vance, D Egan, S O'Dwyer. Subs: D Fanning for S Ryan (38), G Halligan for S Moloney (61), P Ryan for S Neville (60), C Hennessy for K Landy (42), S Ryan for S O'Dwyer (h-t).

Ref - M McNally (Monaghan)

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