Saturday 20 January 2018


GAELIC GAMES Reid's goals crucial for St Kieran's St Kieran's 3-10 St Peter's 0-11 Goals on the stroke of half time and a minute after the restart from full forward Eoin Reid proved crucial as Coco Cola Leinster Colleges Senior Hurling A champions St Kieran's, Kilkenny scored an eight-point win over St Peter's of Wexford at Dr Cullen Park Carlow yesterday.

GAELIC GAMES Reid's goals crucial for St Kieran's St Kieran's 3-10 St Peter's 0-11 Goals on the stroke of half time and a minute after the restart from full forward Eoin Reid proved crucial as Coco Cola Leinster Colleges Senior Hurling A champions St Kieran's, Kilkenny scored an eight-point win over St Peter's of Wexford at Dr Cullen Park Carlow yesterday.

Kieran's were never headed once centre forward Eamonn O'Gorman pointed from play in the first minute. When left-full forward Michael Bergin cut in along the left wing to score a goal unchallenged in the 13th minute the holders led 1-3 to 0-1.

With the game in first-half injury time Fitzpatrick lofted a free from the right wing which was touched to the net by Reid as the champions took a 2-6 to 0-4 interval lead.

Within a minute of the restart Reid crashed a ground shot to the net from a cross by John Murphy.

St Peter's had a very good period in the middle of the half when they scored four unanswered points, with Stephen Nolan shooting one mighty point from a long-range free.

But Kieran's reply was a neat Maurice Nolan point from play and in the end they retained their title with some style.

St Peter's were reduced to 14 men late in the game when midfielder Darren Foran was sent off for an injudicious pull and there were a few melees in the final minutes of the game.

St Kieran's : J Connolly; D Coady, D Prendergast (0-1), N Prendergast; P Butler, J Tennyson, J Walsh; D Bergin, D O'Neill (0-1); J Murphy, E O'Gorman (0-2), J Fitzpatrick (0-2); M Nolan (0-1), E Reid (2-2), M Bergin (1-1).

St Peter's: K Jordan; K Gore, M Kinsella, M Mythen; B Malone, S Nolan (0-2, fs), C Gahan; E Quigley (0-1), D Foran (0-1); C Quigley, S Banville (0-1), P Waters; D Gough, M Doyle (0-2), L Kinsella (0-4, fs). Sub : T Waters for C Quigley

Referee: E Morris (Dublin)

O'Gorman helps Wicklow break duck Wicklow 3-17 Longford 1-13 Wicklow's hurlers finally broke their duck in Division 2 of the Allianz NHL at Arklow yesterday when they beat fellow strugglers Longford in their fourth and final group game.

Full forward Wayne O'Gorman proved the match winner for the home side with his three second-half goals.

While Wicklow led by 0-12 to 0-5 at the break.

Longford stepped up the tempo after the break, and had cut the deficit to four points, 0-13 to 0-9, after 45 minutes. But just when they might have been thinking the game was there for the taking, O'Gorman hammered home two well-taken goals inside a minute.

Wicklow : J Driver, A Lawlor, G Keogh, W Collins; G Bermingham, L Kennedy, R O'Brien; C O'Toole, G Doran; T Collins, J Murphy, J Keogh; MJ O'Neill, W O'Gorman, T Kennedy. Subs: J Sinnott for Collins; E O'Sullivan for Lawlor; C Horan for Kennedy

Longford : S Lynam; G O'Gara, L Hayes, T Stakum; P Cullen, B Stakum, FDaly; S Browne, M Coyle; G Ghee, D Lynam, E Donnellan; C Finnucane, D Donoghue, M Cassidy. Subs : J Minnock for Ghee, S McNally for T Stakum, E Daly for Cassidy, N Dunne for E Donnellan

Young Dubs have seven points to spare Dublin 2-13 Louth 0-12 Dublin had seven points to spare over Louth in their Leinster Under 21 Football Championship quarter-final in Ardee yesterday afternoon.

Last year's defeated All-Ireland finalists were flattered by the winning margin as substitute Michael Lyons netted a minute from the end before the winners tagged on a further two points.

Louth, victors over Kildare in the previous round, held their own in the first half, thanks mainly to the free-taking of Darren Clarke.

However, Dublin led at the break, 0-7 to 0-6.

Dublin : P Copeland; M Kane, M Fitzpatrick, P Griffin; N Cooper, B Cullen, C Prenderville; H McEnerney, D O'Mahony; A Brogan, L Óg hEineacháin, D Lally; G Smith, G Cullen, J Noonan. Subs : P Brennan for McEnerney (25); M Lyons for Smith (42); K Devine for Lally (56)

Louth : P Duffy; G Hoey, R Sherlock, J Carr; E Judge, C Drumm, N Carroll; P Keenan, J Doyle; B Sullivan, M Brennan, D Mackin; D Reid, S Lennon, D Clarke. Subs : A McGeough for Carroll (27); C Mulroy for Carr (30); E Kelleher for Mackin (38); J Fagan for Sullivan (45).

Meath 1-16 Carlow 2-11 A gallant Carlow side fell just short of producing a shock result against red-hot favourites Meath in this Leinster Under 21 quarter-final at Dr Cullen Park, Carlow.

With only five minutes left Carlow led by three points, 2-11 to 0-14. However, Meath staged a storming finish, first cut the leeway with a point by midfielder Damien Byrne and in the 59th minute were in front when their impressive left full forward Mairtin Doran crashed home a goal.

Meath : R McKeown; P Nugent, S McGabhann, T Fox; M Carey, B McCormack, T O'Connor; D Byrne, G Farrelly; G O'Toole, M Lowher, JL Magee; B Farrell, J Sheridan, M Doran. Subs : L Russell for Fox, T Brosnan for O'Toole, D Sheridan for Farrelly, R Moloney for Magee

Carlow : D Coleman; P Kelly, S Murphy, D McDonald; B Clifford, J Keogh, N Barrett; W Minchin, W Power; R Sinnott, T Walsh, D Walker; S Rea, A Kelly, P Doyle. Subs : C Byrne for Clifford, J Kavanagh for Kelly, P Cashin for McDonald, S Brennan for Walker

Longford 1-10 Wexford 2-6 A Donal McKeon injury-time pointed free earned Longford a single-point victory in their Leinster Under-21 football quarter-final at Wexford Park.

Wexford : A Masterson; D Walsh, S Howard, J Kavanagh; P Curtis, R Mageean, B Kennedy; D Mooney, K Kennedy; A Morrissey, C Deely, J Mernagh; M Donohoe, S Cullen, K Smith. Sub : T Hawkins for Smith

Longford : D Collum; D Brady, K Connaughton, J Nally; T Dooner, M Kelly, B Farrell; N Donlon, D Smyth; T Glendenning, S Lynch, E Kelleher; D Barden, J Kiernan, D McKeon. Subs: G Kelly for Donlon; P McDonnell for Glendenning; W Murray for Lynch; I Shannon for Smyth; D Hynes for Kelleher

HOCKEY Ringwood wraps it up nicely for Rovers Three Rock Rovers enjoyed a pressure-free outing yesterday as the new champions wound up their Leinster League men's Division One campaign with a 5-4 victory over Railway Union, with Gary Ringwood hitting a hat-trick in the process.

While the men's All-Ireland Club quarter-finals line-up is known, the women's equivalent has not yet finalised. After yesterday's action which saw Pegasus, Ards and Belfast Harlequins fill the first three places in the Ulster League Division 1 and Cork Harlequins end as the top finisher in Munster, the Leinster campaign has still to run its course.

The finishing order at the top will not be confirmed until after the final league game between Hermes and Loreto on Wednesday night. While both are assured of a place in the club championships the third place will go to the winner of the play-off between Old Alex and Pembroke.

Clontarf, needing a victory to win promotion to Division 1, missed out when held to a draw by Aer Lingus yesterday, who drop to Division 3.

TENNIS Williams gets better of Capriati again Serena Williams extended her 2003 unbeaten streak by beating American countrywoman Jennifer Capriati for the seventh consecutive time yesterday, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, to win the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami.

Number two seed Andre Agassi advanced to today's men's final by beating number nine Albert Costa of Spain 6-2, 6-4. His opponent will be fifth-seeded Carlos Moya of Spain, who earlier beat Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand 6-4, 6-2.

ATHLETICS Smith completes Irish double Ireland completed a double at the Kit Kat Schools Four Nations championship at the ALSAA Complex yesterday with Bailieboro athlete Sean Smith becoming only the eight Irish athlete to capture the under-17 title.

Earlier on in the day, Brendan O'Neill from St Micheal's College took the junior title in a time of 14.55 minutes. In the girls events, the highly-rated Nicola Sykes took the Intermediate girls for England, with Ciara Durkin, Ireland's top finisher, in sixth.

Sara Treacy took fourth in the Junior race.

CAMOGIE: Miriam O'Callaghan scored a first for Offaly when she became the first person from the Offaly county to become president of Cumann Camogaiochta na nGael following her election at Saturday's annual congress in the Arklow Bay Hotel. She defeated Helen McAleevy of Down 39-27.

BASKETBALL: Easter Basketball Camp April 22-25, 10.0-4.0, Loreto, St Stephen's Green. Girls & Boys aged 11+. American & Irish coaching staff. Call Lennie 820 4529/086 322 6776.

ROWING: IARU Officer Elections: Pres - F Durkin (Offaly RC); Hon Sec - D O'Regan (Monkstown & Cork Harbour RC); Hon Tres - J McGeehan (Athlone BC); Connacht: Vice Pres - J Pyke (Athlone BC); Rep - P Flannery (NUI Galway RC); Leinster: Vice Pres - N Maxwell (Neptune RC); Rep - A Phelan (Commercial RC; Munster: Vice Pres - M O'Callaghan (Lee Valley RC); Rep - L O'Callaghan (Waterford BC); Ulster: Vice Pres - G Reid (Lagan Scullers Club); Rep - B Ewing (Belfast RC)

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