Donnelly lifts St Kieran's
St Kieran's 1-13
St Peter's 0-8
EIGHT points from Michael Donnelly inspired reigning All-Ireland champions St Kieran's to a comfortable victory at Power Park, Wexford yesterday.
With George Allen and Enda Hennessey dominant in the half-back line, and Paddy Butler and Hugh O'Neill controlling midfield, the Kilkenny boys surged into a 0-9 to 0-1 interval lead.
Wexford side St Peter's hit back with points from Jason O'Dowd and Colm Kinsella, but Aidan Cleere's 40th-minute goal sealed the St Kieran's victory.
Scorers -- St Kieran's: M Donnelly 0-8 (0-5f, 0-1 '65'), A Cleere 1-0, M Brennan 0-2, P Butler, R Reid, J Nolan 0-1 each. St Peter's : C Kinsella 0-3 (0-1 '65'), A Kenny 0-2 (0-2f), R Clarke (0-1f), J O'Dowd, K Whelan (0-1f) 0-1 each.
St Kieran's -- S Johnstone; L hickey, C O'Neill, R O'Hanrahan; N Walsh, G Allen, E Morrissey; P Butler, H O'Neill; M Donnelly, A Cleere, T O'Hanrahan; J Nolan, M Brennan, R Reid. Subs: D McQuillan for Nolan; S O'Dwyer for Butler; D Burke for T O'Hanrahan.
St Peter's -- A Leacy; S Doyle, S Murphy, S Carroll; E O'Byrne, C Kinsella, B Hughes; R Clarke, C tobin; L Rochford, A Kenny, B Kelly; J Campbell, J O'Dowd, P Roche. Subs: K Whelan for Kelly; P O'Connor for Roche; J Dooley for Cambell.
Ref -- R McDonald (Wexford).