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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Vickery hat-trick key for Kilkenny

Kilkenny CBS required extra-time to eventually sink a battling Colaiste Eoin at Athy yesterday.

CBS were 1-9 to 0-5 ahead at the break and Peter Vickery bagged his second goal just after the interval. However, goals from Sean Mac Craith and Mark Schutte helped Colaiste Eoin recover. Cathal Kenny put CBS ahead entering injury-time but Oisin O Ruairc's '65' forced extra-time and, as both sides tired, Vickery's third goal of the match proved crucial.

Scorers -- Kilkenny CBS: P Vickery 3-1, S Farrell 0-4 (0-3f), Cathal Kenny 0-3, O Walsh, Conor Kenny 0-2, G Gaule, M Holohan, B Kennedy 0-1 each. Colaiste Eoin: S Mac Craith 1-7 (1-7f), M Schutte 1-1, O O Ruairc 0-3 (1 '65'), D Sutcliffe 0-2 (0-1f, 0-1 '65'), A O Murchu, A Pilkington, S O Morain 0-1 each.

Kilkenny CBS -- E Burke; J Lynch, A Forristal, S Cassin; O McGrath, R Doyle, G Gaule; O Walsh, M Holohan; Cathal Kenny, Conor Kenny, S Glynn; P Vickery, S Farrell, B Kennedy. Subs: C Roche for Cassin (40), P Moore for Glynn (40), Glynn for Holohan (75).

Colaiste Eoin -- E Daltun; F MacGabhann, B O Murchu, J Mac Cionnaith; J O Cinneide, D Sutcliffe, E O Loinsigh; J Mac Suibhne, E O Braonain; A O Murchu, M Schutte, A Pilkington; S O Morain, S Mac Craith, O O Ruairc. Subs: D O Gormlai for O Braonáin (h-t), S Mac Aoidh for Mac Craith (61), E O Dochartaigh for Mac Aoidh (70).

Ref -- John Lawlor (Laois).

Irish Independent

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