Fortune favours Carlow
Carlow Schools 1-10
Coliste Eoin 1-8
Colaiste Eoin left at Dr Cullen Park yesterday feeling aggrieved after being denied a goal in each half of a hotly contested match in which they came off second best.
On 21 minutes centre-forward Jamie Cliontiún found the Carlow net, but the score was disallowed for a square-ball infringement.
Then, in the 52nd minute, with the score standing at 1-8 to 1-7 in Carlow's favour, the visitors had the ball in the net again, but referee Pat Kehoe's whistle had already sounded for a penalty.
The penalty effort was saved and three points, including a Kealan Brennan free and and a fine effort from play from Peter Fortune', sealed Carlow's win.
Scorers -- Carlow Schools: C Wall(0-3f), K Brennan (0-4f) 0-4 each, M Murphy 1-0, P Doyle, P Fortune 0-1 each. Coláiste Eoin: S Ó Moráin 0-4 (0-3f, 0-1 '65'), A Pilkington 1-0, J Ó Faoláin 0-2, S MacGiolla Bhríde, F Motherway 0-1 each.
Carlow Schools -- M Lawlor; L Gahan, P Doyle, J Shaw; S Murphy, D Galwey, C Dunbar; C Wall, M Murphy; R Byrne, D Dalton, P Fortune; K Brennan, S Wogan, P Ahern. Subs: P Doyle for Ahern (25); J Morris for Shaw (h-t); B Nolan for Byrne (43); C O'Toole for Dunbar (50); D Kennedy for Morris (injured) (53).
Coláiste Eoin -- S O'Garrbhith; C Ó Ceallacháin, R Ó Murchú, C O'Fainín; F MacGabhann, E Ó Docharrtaigh, C Ó Néill; D Ó Gormlaí, S MacGhiolla Bhríde; J Cliontúin, J Ó Faoláin, S Ó Moráin; E Ó Néill, A Pilkinton, F Motherway. Subs: J MacCartaigh for Cliontúin (37); S O'Dubhaill for Mac Giolla Bhríde (43); C O'Fearghaill for Motherway (44); Óisín O'Ruairc for E Ó Néill (49).
Ref -- P Kehoe (Carlow).