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Victory for Knockbeg in Round 1 of the Leinster Senior Football Championship

Knockbeg 2-9 Maynooth PP Schools 1-6
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Knockbeg College have made the perfect start to their Leinster senior football campaign with a six point win over Maynooth in Graiguecullen this afternoon.

The Laois school went out in the group stage of this competition last year but they are in pole position to qualify from the group now.

Knockbeg will face Dublin school St Aidan’s CBS in their remaining game where, should they manage to win again, they will progress.

Goals from Arles-Killeen’s Oisin Byrne and Tinryland’s Paddy Regan in either half did the trick for the 2005 Hogan Cup champions.

The side, coached by Brian Stapleton and Liam Osborne, took a 1-5 to 1-4 lead at the break thanks to Byrne’s goal.

Maynooth only managed two points in the second half as the Knockbeg defence stood firm.

And Knockbeg wrapped up the win win thanks to Paddy Regan’s strike to run out convincing winners.

SCORERS – Ross Bolger 0-4, Oisin Byrne 1-1, Paddy Regan 1-0, Ian Shanahan, Cillian Duff, Dylan Doyle and Colin Dunne 0-1 each

KNOCKBEG: Seán Dollard (Killeshin); Jamie Kelly (St Joseph’s), Conor Donlon (Annanough), Orrie Doran (Killeshin); Eoin Fitzpatrick (Killeshin), Ben Crotty (Eire Og), David McDonald (Killeshin), Ian Shanahan (St Joseph’s), Cillian Duff (Palatine); Fionn Bergin (Grange, Kildare), Ross Bolger (Killeshin), Paddy Regan (Tinryland); Oisin Byrne (Arles-Killeen), Ciaran Burke (Crettyard), James Dowling (Michael Davitts) Subs: Craig Doyle (Graiguecullen), Ciaran O’Hagan (Palatine), Leeson Hughes (Killeshin), Cormac O’Brien (Tinryland), Robert Bulmer (Clonmore), Evan Galligan (Killeshin), Liam Seery (Killeshin), Robert Collins (Killeshin), Liam Curley (Killeshin), Daniel Brennan (Palatine), Dylan Doyle (Clonmore), Adam Fennelly (Tinryland), Bryan McMahon (Palatine), Colin Dunne (Arles-Killeen), Oisin Hooney (St Joseph’s)

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