Canter for Castlecomer
Castlecomer CS 2-15
Westmeath Schools 0-8
The Westmeath Schools team, minus their large and influential contingent from Colaiste Mhuire in Mullingar, were no match for Castlecomer at St Loman's Lakepoint Park yesterday.
Despite being under-strength, the home side started well and led by 0-4 to 0-2 after 14 minutes against a wasteful Castlecomer side.
However, an unanswered 2-1 within a 90-second period just past the midpoint of the first half effectively settled the contest, the goals coming from Stephen Daly and Eoin Bergin.
The winners led by 2-7 to 0-5 at the interval and were never really troubled in the second half by a game, but limited, Westmeath outfit.
Scorers -- Castlecomer CS: S Daly 1-5 (0-3f), E Bergin 1-2, E Brennan, C Dwyer 0-2 each, A Carron, S McDermott, G Dunne, L Maher 0-1 each. Westmeath: M Murray 0-4 (0-3f), D Kelliher 0-2 (0-2f), J Boyle, K Glennon (0-1f) 0-1 each
Castlecomer CS -- P Delaney; R Kinsella, D Moran, R Healy; K Delaney, B Cahill, D Dunne; P Keating, E Carroll; R Moran, E Bergin, A Carron; S McDermott, C Dwyer, S Daly. Subs: E Brennan for Carroll (9), L Maher for Carron (46), G Dunne for McDermott (54), N Callinan for Healy (54), B Brophy for K Delaney (58).
Westmeath Schools -- L Gavin; C Duggan, M Glennon, J Coyle; T Gallagher, D Kelliher, L Varley; S Moran, J Boyle; A Scanlon, D McCormack, R Greville; M Murray, E McCabe, K Glennon. Subs: B Doyle for Moran (37), C Dermody for Scanlon (45), C Lalor for Coyle (50).
Ref -- D Hogan (Westmeath).