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Friday 15 December 2017

Malone on song for borris

Borris VS 2-14 Scoil Aireagail 1-10
LEINSTER vs sh 'a'

A short scoring blast which yielded 1-3, followed by a goal just on half-time, put Borris VS in the driving seat in this tough and uncompromising clash in Ballyhale yesterday.

The early exchanges were even, but then Borris hit Scoil Aireagail with a flurry of scoring.

First came a goal from top scorer Michael Malone and this was quickly followed by points from wing-back Diarmuid Byrne and the dangerous Malone to give them the upper hand.

When Emmet Foley bagged a goal just before the interval to put the Carlow school 2-7 to 0-4 ahead, they looked on course for a handy win.

However, Scoil Aireagail charged back into the game after the turn.

With freetaker Ronan Corcoran eating into the arrears all the time, and then Colm Phelan adding a goal, they got within striking distance moving into the closing quarter.

However, defender-turned- attacker Malone, who had a stormer, hit a brace of scores to take the sting out of Scoil Aireagail's fightback, and Borris eased to a comfortable win in the end.

Scorers -- Borris VS: M Malone 1-5, E Foley 1-2, C Wall, J Byrne 0-2 each, D Byrne, M Walsh, S Whelan 0-1 each. Scoil Aireagail: R Corcoran 0-8, C Phelan 1-0, E Doyle, R Phelan 0-1 each.

Borris VS -- D Wall; J Doran, J Kelly, P Deegan; B Barcoe, T Joyce, D Byrne; C Wall, D Dalton; M Malone, M Walsh, S Doyle; P Kavanagh, E Foley, M Byrne. Subs: S Whelan for M Byrne, C Foley for S Doyle, J Byrne for P Kavanagh, S Murphy for P Deegan.

Scoil Aireagail -- S Farrell;S Mackey, J Grace, B Phelan; D Halligan, E Doyle, R Cody; B Corcoran, M Jones; C Phelan, E Power, R Phelan; P Delaney, S Donnelly, K Farrell. Subs: S O'Dwyer for Farrell, A Doherty for Mackey.

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