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Remember the Game: Knockbeg College see off Portlaoise CBS in 2010 2nd Year final

Knockbeg College 1-7 Portlaoise CBS 1-2
‘Laois Secondary Schools 2nd Year Football Final 2010’

Knockbeg College and Portlaoise CBS faced off in the 2nd year final in O’Moore Park nine years ago.

Knockbeg began the game well with good scores coming from Lawrence O’Sullivan and Michael Keogh and a good move which ended in a JJ Mahon Goal.

Portlaoise were causing the the Knockbeg defense problems but they were not able to register a score.

Knockbeg were the better side in the opening half and Cormac Murphy was at the heart of every attack setting up two more scores before the break.

The half time score was 1-4 to 0-0 in favor of Knockbeg after a fantastic first half display.

Portlaoise came flying out after the break and the tide began to turn as Cathal O’Connor raised the green flag shortly after the restart.

Cathal O’Connor then added a point which was soon followed by a Dan Delaney score.

Knockbeg were under severe pressure but stayed calm and put three more points on the scoreline without reply to finish the game off.

Portlaoise nearly pulled off a brilliant comeback but Knockbeg won the game 1-7 to 1-2.

SCORERS – Knockbeg College: JJ Mahon 1-2, Lawrence O’Sullivan, David McDermott, Michael Keogh, Adrian O’Brien and David Lawlor 0-1 each. Portlaoise CBS: Cathal O’Connor 1-1, Dan Delaney 0-1.

Knockbeg College: David Halpin; Noel Leech, Aidan Brennan, Fiach Byrne; Eric Nolan, Paddy Doran, Keith Lillis; JJ Mahon, Aaron McGrath; Cormac Murphy, David McDermott, Michael Keogh; Lawrence O’Sullivan, Adrian O’Byrne, Robert Boland. Subs: Oliver Meaney, Hugo Ashmore, David Lawlor, Eoin Aylsbury, Niall O’Reilly, Sean Higgins.

Portlaoise CBS: David Phelan; Eoin Phelan, Stefan Rafter, Chris Carroll; Ciaran O’Brien, Gary Bergin, Eoin Carroll; Conor Ryan, Robert Dowling; Dan Delaney, Cathal O’Connor, David Power; Keith Finn, Jack Dooley, Sean Mulhall. Subs: Liam Campbell, James White, Gearoid Ennis, Johnathan Finlay, Michael Conroy, Gavin Langton, Chris Lynch.

Referee: Ger Boyle

Knockbeg celebrate after winning the Laois Secondary Schools 2nd year football final at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Man of the match Chris Lynch, Portlaoise CBS is presented with his award by Coaching officer Peter O’Neill after the Laois Secondary Schools 2nd year football final at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Knockbeg captain David McDermott is presented with the trophy by Laois GAA chairman Brian Allen after winning the Laois Secondary Schools 2nd year football final at O’Moore Park.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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