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Knockbeg U-14s bow out to strong Scoil Mhuire Clane side

The Knockbeg team who lost out to Clane
The Knockbeg team who lost out to Clane

Knockbeg College 3-3 Scoil Mhuire Clane 4-13

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Knockbeg’s U-14 championship campaign is over after they went down to a powerful Clane side on Friday.

The team, who are managed by Laois senior footballer Stephen Attride, advanced to this stage after a fine three point win over Newbridge a few weeks ago.

However, Friday’s opponents had defeated Newbridge by 30 points in a previous round so Knockbeg were fully aware of the task that lay before them.

The away side played with the wind in the first half and managed to take a lead into the half time break.

St Joseph’s ace Oisin Hooney struck for two goals while Graiguecullen’s Lee Byrne raised another green flag.

Oisin Doyle and Conall Bergin also landed points as Knockbeg took a 3-2 to 2-4 lead at half time.

But things went wrong for Knockbeg on the resumption of play.

Full back Daniel Culleton was sent off and the lads in blue and white only managed one point in the second half – coming from Lee Byrne.

The home side quickly got on top and pushed on to win by 13 points in the end.

It brings to an end a campaign where these players showed great improvement throughout.

SCORERS – KNOCKBEG COLLEGE: Oisin Hooney 2-0, Lee Byrne 1-1, Oisin Doyle and Conall Bergin 0-1 each

KNOCKBEG COLLEGE: Jordan Langton (St Joseph’s), Alan Geoghan (Eire Og), Daniel Culleton (Palatine), Karl O’Hara (Palatine), Sean McDonald (Stradbally), Daire McDonald (Timahoe), Jack Byrne (Graigueculllen); Lee Byrne (Graigueculllen), Oisin Doyle (Clonmore); Matthew Gleeson (Tineryland), Oisin Hooney (St Joseph’s); Jack Murphy (Eire Og), Conall Bergin (Grange Nolvin), Michael Downey (Ballylinan), Adam Deay (Clonmore). Subs: Oran O’Callaghan (Coolkenno) for J Murphy, Sean Woods (Palatine) for Gleeson, Fergus Langton (Barrowhouse) for Geoghan, Josh Farrell (Killeshin) for Lee Byrne

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.