Monday 26 February 2018

Prendergast and Burke hit the killer blows to propel Kieran's


First-half goals from Ciaran Prendergast and David Burke propelled St Kieran's past a depleted Dublin South in round three of the Leinster Colleges SH 'A' in Sancta Maria College yesterday.

Dublin South were missing up to a dozen first-choice players and although they were competitive early on -- with fine scores by James Roche, Paul Doherty and Ben McEntee -- St Kieran's were always in control.

A terrific individual goal by Prendergast on 23 minutes was added to by points from Michael Donnelly and Chris Bolger, as well as a goal from Burke in added-time.

This gave Kieran's a nine-point lead (2-8 to 0-5) heading into the second period, and they put the game beyond doubt by registering the first three points after the break.

Roche did pick off a nice score for the Dubs 10 minutes into the half, but Kieran's continued to dominate.

SCORERS -- St Kieran's, Kilkenny: C Prendergast 1-3, M Donnelly (2f), C Bolger (1f) 0-4 each, D Burke 1-0, A Cleere (f), E Morrissey, V Teehan, J McGrath, S Farrell, P O'Neill 0-1 each. Dublin South: J Roche 0-4 (2f), P Doherty 0-2, B McEntee 0-1.

ST KIERAN'S, KILKENNY -- N Kehoe; R O'Hanrahan, C Wafer, W Allen; S Parson, E Byrne, A Cleere; E Morrissey, P Kenneally; C Bolger, M Donnelly, V Teehan; J McGrath, C Prendergast, D Burke. Subs: B Leydon for Teehan (35), S Farrell for Burke (35), J Maher for Prendergast (45), P ONeill for Cleere (50), C Breen for Byrne (54).

DUBLIN SOUTH -- P Tighe; T McGrath, R Tierney, N ODowd; C Devins, J Desmond, K Ward; B McEntee, S Drummond; C O'Shea, P Doherty, E Murphy; J Roche, N Gorey, K Kelly. Subs: K Wigglesworth for Ward (20), E Coffey for Murphy (20), F Maguire for Kelly (h-t), G Harrington for Gorey (34), C Behan for Doherty (39).

REF -- J Browne (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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