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Laois lads to the fore as Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown claim U-16 ‘B’ Leinster title

Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown 6-21 Ard Scoil Ris 1-13 
Leinster School’s U-16 ‘B’ Hurling Championship Final 

Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown claimed the Leinster U-16 ‘B’ School’s Hurling Championship title earlier this week.

The Kikenny school ran out comprehensive 23 point winners over Ard Scoil Ris of Dublin the final.

They actually trailed by a point at half time but absolutely blew their opponents away in the second half.

The scores was 1-12 to 1-11 in favour of Ard Scoil Ris at the break but they only scored one point in the second half as Johnstown romped to victory.

While Johnstown are a Kilkenny school, a number of the lads on the panel are from Laois.

Rory Walsh, Justin Duggan, Donal Deegan, Eoin Delaney, Liam Kirby, Martin Drennan, Ross Deegan, Jack Dunphy, Cormac Dunne and Mark Downey are all from The Harps while Carlos Fitzpatrick from Ballinakill was also part of the panel.

County minor Liam Kirby missed the game through injury but fellow county players Justin Duggan and Mark Downey started the game.

Duggan ended with a hat-trick – one goal in the first half and two more in the second – while Downey contributed five points.

Martin Drennan, Donal Deegan and Eoin Delaney also featured – with the latter also scoring four points.

There was a further Laois connection on the team as Oisin Deegan, son of former Harps manager Fintan, who hurls for Urlingford, played at wing back.

Congratulations lads!

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