Saturday 16 December 2017

Deadeye Doyle downs Good Counsel

Kilkenny CBS 1-10 Good Counsel 0-7

An unanswered early salvo of 1-4 sent Kilkenny CBS on their way to a semi-final clash with St Peter's College, Wexford.

Philip Campion got the goal -- a scrambled effort -- and with free-taker Ciaran Doyle punishing Good Counsel's carelessness in the tackle, Kilkenny got off to a flier.

It was the 25th minute before Mark Mansfield's free got Good Counsel off the mark, and it was 1-6 to 0-3 at the break.

Kilkenny CBS started the second half with a pair of scores from Doyle, and Counsel lacked the penetration to seriously threaten a comeback, despite points from Gary Bennett, Mansfield and Peadar Cody.

SCORERS -- Kilkenny CBS: C Doyle 0-8 (6f), P Campion 1-0, J Langton, JP Treacy 0-1 each. Good Counsel: M Mansfield 0-5 (5f), G Bennett, P Cody 0-1 each.

Kilkenny CBS -- D Holohan; C McGrath,E Cody, S Casxsin; M Clifford, E McGrath, N Mullins; D Sheehan, J Langton; K Kenny, JP Treacy, E Fennelly; P Campion, C Doyle, R Fitzpatrick. Subs: D Bolger for Treacy, E Cantwell for Campion, S Tynan for Sheehan.

Good Counsel -- J Walsh; S Doherty, R Malone, G Bennett; J Murphy, C Ryan, M Redmond; M Mansfield, R Tubrid; P Barden, P Cody, T French; M Aylward, J Tubritt, E Kelly. Subs: C Bolger for Kelly, S Murphy for J Murphy, L Hennessy for M Aylward.

REF -- A Stapleton (Laois).

Irish Independent

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