Basketball: Kinsale snatch title after thriller
A see-sawing U-19 'B' All-Ireland Schools League final left the outcome in doubt right up to the final minute before Kinsale Community School showed nerves of steel to beat St Columb's 49-44.
Kinsale's captain Mateusz Rudak led by example, scoring his team's first four points and helping them to a 10-point lead after the first quarter.
The boys from Derry turned the game on its head in the second quarter, with Jordan McClelland, Nathan Brown and Caolan Harrigan putting them two points ahead. They had increased that advantage to three by the start of the final period.
The last quarter was tense, but Derry got in foul trouble, sending Kinsale's Timmy Broderick to the line to tie the game.
From there, Kinsale hit the lead and despite a basket from Niall McDaid in the final minutes, they hung on for glory.
The U-16 'B' final went to Cnoc Mhuire of Granard ,who beat Moyle Park College 45-36, with Ronan Williams scoring 13 points.
Our Lady of Mercy, Drimnagh had a comfortable 63-34 victory in the U-16 'C' final against Colaiste Chiarain, Croom.
In the U-16 'C' Girls final, Mercy, Ballymahon overcame Colaiste Oiriall, Monaghan 36-30.
A TRIO of extra-time goals saw St Andrew's retain the Leinster Schoolboys Senior Cup following a thrilling 5-2 win over old rivals Wesley at Grange Road.
Normal time ended with the sides level at 2-2, sending the final to extra-time for a third successive season, after Jordan Larmour and Lee Cole had seen their goals for Andrew's cancelled out by Luke Madeley and Jonathan Roberts.
The Booterstown school, though, carried the more clinical edge in the 15 minutes added on, getting back in front from Larmour's calm finish.
Richard Couse killed off the tie with four minutes to go and Alex Service completed a deceptive looking scoreline soon after with a delightful chipped finish.
St Andrew's went on to claim their third title of the year, adding to the All-Ireland championship and the Leinster league won two weeks ago.
FINLEY McFadden's brace helped St Andrew's to a rare clean sweep of all four schoolboys cup titles as their minor outfit added to wins at senior, junior and U-13 level in the past seven days, beating High School 4-1 in the final.
They were good value for their success, leading from the front thanks to the combination of Elliott Goode and McFadden, who provided the opening pair of goals.
High School got one back before half-time when Conor Empey's crash ball into the circle ricocheted in off a defensive stick.
But McFadden's second goal reasserted the lead and Neil Farrugia closed out the win.
St Andrew's held sway for the most part but High School did have their chances with Peter Lynch firing an early chance just wide while Empey had a penalty corner chance saved by Ben Bradley.
RESULTS AND SCORERS IN FACTFILE