Kilkenny's strike puts paid to Cats
Dublin North 1-13
Kilkenny CBS 1-11
Dublin North left it late to grab the goal that earned this win over Kilkenny CBS in the Leinster Colleges SH 'A' clash at Ratheniska yesterday. Ironi-cally, it was Ciaran Kilkenny who delivered the decisive blow in the 82nd minute to put the Dubs into the semis.
Dubs' free-taker Paul Winters shot a dozen points from placed balls as they overcame a four-point half-time deficit to level matters by the 57th minute (0-10 to 1-7). Danny Lenihan and Winters traded frees before the end of normal time (1-8 to 0-11), before Kilkenny's goal clinched it.
Scorers -- Dublin North: P Winters 0-12 (0-11f, 0-1 '65'), C Kilkenny 1-0, G Williams 0-1. Kilkenny CBS: D Lenihan 0-5f, J Keoghane 1-0, E McGrath (f), E Fennelly, W O'Connor, M Houlihan, K Kenny, M Clifford 0-1 each.
Dublin North -- C Ryan; O McCabe, R Mullins, M O'Dea; J Curley, E O Conghaile, C Prunty; S Boland, C McHugh; D Doyle, A Rooney, D Forde; P Winters, C Kilkenny, G Williams. Subs: S Deignan for Rooney (36), P Corry for Doyle (51), E Howard for Williams (62), D Flaherty for O'Dea (67).
Kilkenny CBS -- B Cantwell; M Croghan, C Doyle, R Fitzpatrick; S Cassin, E McGrath, J Langton; E Fennelly, W O'Connor; P Vickery, M Houlihan, D Lenihan; K Kenny, M Clifford, J Keoghane. Subs: S Cuddihy for Kenny 31, D Bolger for O'Connor 35, K Kenny for Clifford 70.
Ref - B O'Reilly (Laois)