Thursday 26 April 2018

Reid caps fine season for Joseph's

St Gerald's 0
St Joseph's 1

Jack Reid bagged a sensational winner as St Joseph's, Rochfortbridge, capped an incredible season of firsts by claiming the FAI Schools Minor Boys All-Ireland title yesterday.

Reid's superb solo goal 10 minutes from time in Athlone ensured that the fairytale continued for the Westmeath school on their debut season at this level -- before this year, they had never won a regional title.

In the second half, they were up against it, with the score 0-0 and a strong wind behind St Gerald's.

But Joseph's bravely withstood the dead-ball threat of Ireland U-15 international Noe Baba, and almost went ahead through a Ciaran Doyle header.

Reid had a penalty claim waved away as Joseph's attacked on the break.

And on 60 minutes, Reid set off from half-way, beating one defender and coolly slotting beyond the advancing Paul Walsh.

St Gerald's -- P Walsh, R Collins, J O'Malley, M Ruane, S Keaney, N Baba (capt), E Grady, G Walsh, J McGinty, S McDermott, S Hastings. Subs: A Lawless, D Coll, M McDonnell, D Ralph, A Campbell, C Cisibach.

St Joseph's -- J Hyland, C Moran, P Lawlor, S Quinn, K Doyle, S Plant, F Coyne, J Reid, D Etcheri, C Doyle, M Geoghegan. Subs: E Toner, K Hickey, B Conoud, J Murphy, S Nuxmalo, I Kilcoyne.

Ref -- A Sherlock (Roscommon).

Irish Independent

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