Tuesday 20 March 2018

Lyons leads Dungarvan into decider

Dungarvan Colleges 5-8 St Kieran's College 1-10 All-Ireland Cols SH 'A' semi-final

Dungarvan Colleges set up a maiden final appearance against Kilkenny CBS as they stormed past St Kieran's in a refixed semi-final at a bitterly cold WIT sports complex.

Darragh Lyons was the star of the show – the lethal corner-forward helped himself to 3-1 by half-time, when his side led 4-3 to 0-6.

And Lyons was equally impressive in the second half as he dropped back as an extra man in defence to help repel a wind-assisted St Kieran's.

Patrick Curran hit the other first-half goal for Dungarvan – fittingly, Lyons was the provider.

Curran claimed the assist for Dungarvan's fifth goal in the second minute of the second half, which was scored by two-goal Harty Cup final hero Ryan Donnelly.

Chris Bolger scored a consolation goal for St Kieran's in stoppage time and the Clara man was one of the few players to do himself justice on the day.

Bolger scored 1-6, including six pointed frees, as St Kieran's managed just 1-3 from play during the entire game.

Scorers – Dungarvan Colleges: D Lyons 3-1 (1f), P Curran 1-2 (1f, 1 '65'), R Donnelly 1-1, C Breathnach 0-2, T Devine, S Keating 0-1 each. St Kieran's: C Bolger 1-6 (6fs), S Farrell, L Blanchfield, V Teehan, P Mullen (f) 0-1 each.

DUNGARVAN COLLEGES – L Power; M Cronin, B Looby, K Looby; T Burke, K Daly, T Devine; C Curran, C Dunford; C Breathnach, M Harney, S Keating; D Lyons, R Donnelly, P Curran.

Subs: D Gartland for Harney (56), J Mullaney for K Looby (57), S Daly for Donnelly (58), E Crotty for Keating (60+2).

ST KIERAN'S – G English; S Morrissey, J Tyrell, C Breen; S Parsons, E Gough, E Walsh; C Bolger, S Farrell; L Blanchfield, J Maher, P Hickey; M Kenny, V Teehan, J Deasy. Subs: P Mullen for Deasy (29), J Haines for Hickey (53), R Drennan for Blanchfield (58), L Tennyson for Parsons (60).

Ref – F Horgan (Tipperary).

Irish Independent

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