Today sees Scoil Chríost Ri in the penultimate final of the Post Primary Schools competition as they face Loreto Clonmel in the senior ‘A’ final.
We will be at the final giving live updates and a full report after the game.
Here is what you need to know about the final:
When, where, what time?
The 2019 Lidl PPS Senior A Final between Scoil Chríost Rí and Loreto Clonmel will be played in John Locke Park, Callan, Kilkenny, on Saturday, March 30 at 1pm.
The game will also be streamed live from John Locke Park on the LGFA’s Facebook page here.
Scoil Chríost Rí’s path to the final
This school team is a setup that has been hungry for greatness from the off.
Scoil Chríost Rí began their path to the final by defeated Loreto Wexford in round one of the competition.
They then defeated Colaiste Iosagain Dublin on a scoreline of 13-11 to 0-8. In round three they came up against Loreto Navan in Meath – this time winning 5-16 to 1-9 to set them up for the Leinster semi-final.
Here they faced Eureka Kells Meath – again winning on a triumphant scoreline of 8-10 to 4-8.
The Leinster final was set up for a showdown with Moate CS from Westmeath.
A first half hat-trick from corner forward Orla Hennessy did the trick for Scoil Chriost Ri as they claimed back-to-back Leinster titles in McCann Park on that cold January day.
A spectacular seven-goal display against Presentation College Tuam of Galway saw Scoil Chríost Rí cruise to this weekend’s All-Ireland finale – where they face the team that knocked them out of last year’s semi-finals.
What’s Scoil Chríost Rí’s recent history like against Loreto Clonmel?
Last year saw Scoil Chríost Rí being knocked out of the All-Ireland semi final by Loreto Clonmel, who won 3-14 to 2-9 on the day.
Loreto reached the final but missed out on the top spot to eventual winners Loreto Cavan.
Scoil Chríost Rí defeated Loreto Clonmel twice this year but the Tipperary side were missing substantial players.
One things for certain, the events of the past are all the hype both teams could want. Scoil Chríost Rí to get one over on the team that knocked them out in the semi-final, Loreto to conquer the final hurdle.
Who’s the referee?
The referee for this final is Carlow man Jonathan Murphy. Murphy is a referee well known to both Scoil Chríost Rí and Laois players among their ranks.
Murphy refereed Laois’s first league win of 2018 over Clare and Scoil Chríost Rí’s Leinster Ladies Senior ‘A’ final victory over Moate. Most recently, he refereed the Laois ladies game against Waterford away.