Sunday 25 February 2018

McDonagh, Breen the Eanna aces

Second-half goals from John Breen and Finnian McDonagh propelled Dublin side Colaiste Eanna to glory in this final at O'Moore Park.

The Dubs were trailing by two points at half-time, but they turned the tide in the second half by outscoring their opponents 2-6 to 1-4.

The Roscrea college were by far the better side in the opening half as some fine scores from Jack O'Driscoll and David King helped them to a 1-6 to 1-4 interval lead.

But the second half failed to live up to expectations, with the goals from Breen and McDonagh proving vital, with Finbar Furey and Cillian Moffat tagging on late insurance scores.

SCORERS -- Col Eanna CBS: F McDonagh 1-1, C Moffat 0-3 (0-3f) S O'Shea, J Breen 1-0 each, G Corrigan 0-3, F Furey 0-2f , N Ryan 0-2f, N Maguire 0-1. Cistercian Roscrea: D King 1-3 (0-3f), B Duggan 1-1, J O'Driscoll 0-2, K Moran, R Skelly 0-1 each.

COL EANNA CBS -- C Dooley; A Ryan, J Desmond, C Robinson; R Basquel, C Moffat, S O'Shea; R Cleary, N Maguire; D Lambert, F Furey, N Ryan; G Corrigan, F McDonagh, J Breen. Sub: C O'Shea for Lambert (35).

CISTERCIAN ROSCREA -- B Nash; D Horan, A Moran, B Kenny; C Bleach, D Egan, D Barry; B Duggan, J O'Driscoll; K Moran, D King, S Cullen; M Vaughan, K O'Connell, R Skelly.

REF -- J Lalor (Laois).

Irish Independent

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