Sport Hurling

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Power and O'Hanrahan put Kieran's in command

St Kieran's College 5-19
St Brendan's CS 1-6
Kilkenny CBS 5-15
Carlow Schools 0-10

All-Ireland champions St Kieran's (Kilkenny) overwhelmed the Birr outfit in Kilkenny yesterday. An early goal from John Power and Thomas O'Hanrahan's brace sent them on their way.

Scorers -- St Kieran's College: M Donnelly 1-9 (0-6f), T Hanrahan 2-2, P Kenneally 1-1, J Power 1-0, P Butler, A Cleere 0-2 each, J Nolan, M Brennan, D Burke 0-1 each. St Brendan's CS: C Mulrooney 1-0, P Hogan 0-2 (0-1f), A Browne 0-2, B Murphy, D Clery 0-1 each.

St Kieran's -- S Johnston; L Hickey, P O'Carroll, R

O'Hanrahan; G Allen, C O'Neill, E Morrissey; P Butler, J Power; P Kenneally, A Cleere, T O'Hanrahan; J Nolan, M Brennan, M Donnelly. Subs: D Burke for Cleere (inj), N Walsh for Allen, M Whitely for T O'Hanrahan, C Wafer for R O'Hanrahan, T Brennan for Nolan.

St Brendan's CS - K O'Connor; K Dunne, C Guilfoyle, B Connors; M Kennedy, A Browne, P O'Meara; K Donovan, A Connolly; E Hayes, S O'Connor, B Murphy; D Clery, P Hogan, C Mulrooney. Subs: J Molloy for O'Meara; S Hoctor for Hayes; G O'Brien for Kennedy; K Bergin for Connolly.

REF -- J Guinan (Kilkenny)

Good Counsel saw off Colaiste Eoin at New Ross despite a strong crossfield wind making it difficult. The Dubliners did well in the opening half as the sides went in level on 0-5 each at the interval. Good Counsel, despite having had Declan Foley sent off, dominated the second half.

SCORERS -- Good Counsel: J Guiney 0-5 (0-3f), M Aylward 0-4, G Foley, D Foley, S Aylward, 0-1 each. Colaiste Eoin: S Moran 0-6 (0-5 f), A Pilkington 0-1 (f).

Good Counsel College -- P Mulhearn; T French, T Aylward, G Bennett; C Foran, S O'Gorman, K Ryan; S Aylward, R Tubrid; N Cullen, D Foley, G Foley; M Aylward, J Guiney, M Mansfield.

Colaiste Eoin -- S Garvey; E McGahaninn, R Murphy, C Fanning; C O'Neill, E O'Doherty, K Farrell; S Moran, J Whelan; J Clinton, S Doyle, C O'Comahailth; F Motherway, A Pilkington, E O'Neill. Subs: C Bennett for Doyle, J McCormack for O Comahailth, A Quinlan for E O'Neill, C MacCionnaith for Motherway.

REF -- D Murphy (Wexford).

TWO first-half goals within a minute from Peter Vickery and Shane Cuddihy set up victory for Kilkenny CBS in Palmerstown yesterday. CBS went into the break leading 2-5 to 0-5 and went on to add three more goals.

SCORERS - Kilkenny CBS: S Cuddihy 3-0, P Vickery 2-2, D Lenihan 0-4 (0-1f), J. Keoghane 0-2, S Cassin, M Holohan, W O'Connor, S Tynan, K Kenny, M Clifford, E McGrath (f) 0-1 each. Carlow Schools: K Brennan 0-4 (0-4f), P Doyle 0-4 (0-2f); D Dalton, M Murphy 0-1 each.

Kilkenny CBS - B Cantwell; M Croghan, C Doyle, L Kavanagh; S Cassin, E McGrath, J Langton; E Fennelly, M Holohan; W O'Connor, S Tynan, D Lenihan; M Clifford, S Cuddihy, P Vickery. Subs: K Kenny for O'Connor, J Keoghane for Tynan, R Fitzpatrick for Clifford, R Morrissey for Kavanagh, N Walsh for Holohan.

Carlow Schools - M Lawlor; D Kennedy, Paul Doyle, B Nolan; S Murphy, D Galway, C Dunbar; M Murphy, C Wall; R Byrne, S Wogan, P Fortune; C O'Toole, D Dalton, K Brennan. Subs: Pauric Doyle for Byrne, P Shaw for Wogan, J O'Keeffe for Dunbar, J Lowry for Dalton, A Gleeson for Nolan.

REF - J Direen (Kilkenny)

Goals in either half from Chris Kavanagh and Naoise Greene helped Dublin South to their second victory of the current campaign on the Alfie Byrne Park's state-of-the-art synthetic pitch in Clontarf yesterday.

SCORERS -- Dublin South: N Greene, C Kavanagh 1-3 each, K Kelly 0-3, B McCarty 0-2, E Prendergast, A Jermyn, K McMahon, S Harrington 0-1 each. Westmeath Colleges: K Glennon 0-6f, P Fennell, J Boyle 0-2 each, M Murray 0-1.

Dublin South -- G Harrington; T McGreevey, J Barnes, P Maken; N O'Dowd, T Devlin, B Errity; B McCarty, E Prendergast; A Jermyn, K McMahon, K Kelly; N Greene, S Harrington, C Kavanagh. Subs: C Brew for McMahon (29), G Whelan for Kavanagh (h-t); D Mulligan for Kelly (42); Kavanagh for S Harrington (45).

Westmeath Colleges -- L Gavin; C Duggan, M Glennon, J Coyle; B Doyle, D Fennell, G Greville; P Fennell, J Boyle; R Greville, D McCormack, S Murtagh; M Murray, K Glennon, C Dermody. Subs: L Wallace for Gavin (h-t), M Heaney for Dermody, (35), C Lawlor for Coyle, (35), Gavin for Lawlor, (54), Dermody for Murray, (56).

Ref -- E Mullarkey (Dublin).

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