Knockbeg College 5-18 Naas CBS 3-11
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Knockbeg put in a decent performance to get the better of Naas in the South Leinster U-16 ‘A’ Quarter Final in Graiguecullen yesterday.
The side, manager by Stephen Attride and Conor Ronan, will now go forward to face Newbridge for a place in the South Leinster final.
Knockbeg started well with Fionn Bergin and Arles-Killeen’s Oisin Byrne registering early points. Arles-Killeen’s Colin Dunne then was on the end of a lovely team move to finish to the net.
Naas clipped over the next two points before a brace of goals from Oisin Byrne midway into the first half put some daylight between the two sides.
Knockbeg moved the ball well in front of goal and at the interval had racked up a tally of 3-10. The first half performance was built on a solid defence which conceded 0-6 in the half.
Naas showed good spirit in the second half and a mini revival towards the end of the game seen them register a hat trick of goals.
However Knockbeg were the better team and closed out the game to win comfortably.
Knockbeg now face Newbridge in the semi-final.
KNOCKBEG: Sean Dollard (Killeshin); Jamie Kelly (St. Joseph’s), Orrie Doran (Killeshin), Brendan McDonald (Killeshin); Tomas Byrne ( St Joseph’s), Ben Crotty (Eire Og), Shane Buggy (Eire Og); Ian Shanahan (St Joseph’s), Ciaran Burke (Crettyard); Oisin Hooney (St Joseph’s), Colin Dunne (Arles-Kileen), Oisin Doyle (Clonmore); Bryan McMahon (Palatine), Oisin Byrne (Arles Kileen), Fionn Bergin ( Grangenolvin) Subs: Jesse McEvoy (Ballylinan), Jake Dore (St Patrick’s), TJ Burke (Barrowhouse), Adam Fennelly (Tinryland), Conall Bergin (Grangenolvin), Kevin Lambe (Arles-Kileen).