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Sunday 25 February 2018

Walsh inspires St Kieran's to oust champs

St Kieran's 3-18
Good Counsel 1-8
Leinster Colleges SHC 'A'

GOOD Counsel's reign as champions came to a shuddering halt as St Kieran's of Kilkenny stormed to a 16-point victory in this quarter-final clash in Carlow on Saturday.

Good Counsel started well but St Kieran's half-forward Thomas O'Hanrahan then struck two quick-fire goals and Padraig Walsh also impressed as he shot 1-3 from play in a superb first-half display to inspire St Kieran's to victory.

Scorers -- St Kieran's: T O'Hanrahan 2-1, P Walsh 1-3, J Power 0-5 (0-4f), M Brennan, P Buggy 0-3 each, C Buckley, W Phelan (0-1f), R Reid 0-1 each. Good Counsel: D Crowdle 1-0, M O'Hanlon (0-2f), N Doyle, C Joyce 0-2 each, J Guiney, S Barron (0-1f) 0-1 each.


TWO GOALS in the closing 12 minutes hauled Castlecomer CS back from the jaws of defeat to secure a three-point victory over St Peter's College at Enniscorthy on Saturday.

St Peter's held a five-point advantage going into the closing five minutes but Stephen Daly and Charles Dwyer kept the Kilkenny side in touch.

But with 11 minutes left, Charles Dwyer crashed home a goal from a free and within 30 seconds Stephen Daly found the net to seal the win.

SCORERS -- Castlecomer: C Dwyer (1-1f), S Daly (0-3f) 1-3 each, E Mealy 1-1, P Keating 0-1 (0-1f). St Peter's Col: G Moore 0-11 (0-8f, 0-1 '65'), R Clarke, J Campbell, J O'Dowd 0-1 each.

Kilkenny CBS 4-16
Westmeath Sch 0-8

THREE goals in the space of seven minutes proved decisive in this tie as Kilkenny CBS moved within 60 minutes of a place in the Leinster final.

The Cats controlled this clash from start to finish with Stephen Farrell and Brian Kennedy slamming home goals early in the second half to ease them to victory.

Scorers -- Kilkenny CBS: S Farrell 2-3, B Kennedy 2-2, Cathal Kenny 0-4, O Walsh 0-3, Conor Kenny 0-2, M Hoolihan, S Glynn 0-1 each. Westmeath Sch: A Clarke 0-5, J Boyle 0-2, P Reilly 0-1.

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