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Remember the Game: St Fergal’s Rathdowney reach Vocational Schools final in 2004

St Fergal’s Rathdowney 3-13 Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown 3-7
2004 Leinster SHC Vocational Schools ‘A’ Semi Final 

15 years ago St Fergal’s Rathdowney faced Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown in the Leinster SHC ‘A’ semi final.

Fergal’s began the game strongly with a goal From Alan Drennan and that was followed by three more points from play.

They shortly added another score but Johnstown responded well with four points in a row leaving the score 1-4 to 0-4.

Just before half time, Fergal’s were handed a huge boost as Brian Galvin got their second goal of the game.

Shortly after half time Alan Drennan got his second goal of the game and also added another point to put Fergal’s into a convincing 3-7 to 0-4 point lead.

Fergal’s looked very comfortable at this stage but Johnstown made a fantastic comeback and scored three goals without reply.

The first two came from Noel McGree and were only three minutes apart and the third goal came from Martin Purcell.

Johnstown were on fire and added another point to the scoreboard getting the scoreline back to 3-7 to 3-5 after looking like they were dead and buried.

The game was delayed ten minutes as a Johnstown player was taken to hospital which upset their momentum after taking advantage in the game.

Fergal’s regrouped and finished the game brilliantly scoring six points all from different players.

Johnstown responded with two pointed frees from John Broderick but they gave themselves too big of a mountain to climb.

Fergal’s strong finish to the game gave them a 3-13 to 3-7 victory over the Kilkenny side.

All of Fergal’s 3-13 fantastically came from play.

Scorers: St.Fergal’s Rathdowney: Alan Drennan 2-2, Brian Galvin 1-2, Willie Hyland 0-3, Noel Delaney and Brian Dunne 0-2 each, Conor Dunne and Sean Burke 0-1 each Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown: Noel McGree 2-1, John Broderick 0-4, Martin Purcell 1-0, Jimmy Dunne and James Lennon 0-1 each.

St.Fergal’s Rathdowney: Justin Brophy; Jim Doyle, Pat McEvoy, Michael Brennan; Matthew Whelan, Brendan McEvoy, Brian Stapleton; Tomas Phelan, Conor Dunne; Noel Delaney, Cathal Moynan, Brian Dunne; Alan Drennan, Willie Hyland, Brian Galvin. Subs: Sean Burke for Moynan

Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown: Martin Purcell; Mark Stanley, Declan Brennan, Ciaran Mackey; Johnathan Stanley, John Broderick, Gary Glendon; Noel McGree, Padraig Gray; James Lennon, Jimmy Dunne, Michael Harte; Kieran Grehan, David Looby, Brian Kavanagh. Subs: Ger O’Reilly, Declan Guilfoyle

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