Knockbeg College 0-10 Good Counsel (Wexford) 1-5
Leinster College SFC ‘A’
Knockbeg College got their Leinster Colleges SFC campaign off to a winning start thanks to a hard-fought triumph over Wexford side Good Counsel in Crettyard this afternoon.
In a three-team group with two to advance, Knockbeg are in a strong position to go through to the knockout stages.
They led 0-4 to 0-3 at half time, with Jeremy Kelly and Cialan Brady among those on target,
Knockbeg pushed 0-5 to 0-3 ahead early in the second half but a Good Counsel goal put the Wexford side ahead for the first time.
But a couple of Conal Bergin frees, two of them off the outside of his boot into a tricky wind, as well as a Josh Brady effort from play had them back in the lead.
Good Counsel refused to go away but two late frees from Cialan Brady saw Knockbeg get the job done.
Good Counsel now play Ardscoil na Trionoide from Athy after the Halloween break with Knockbeg then playing the Athy school in the final round.
Knockbeg also have a Division 1 league semi-final to look forward to against Gorey.
KNOCKBEG COLLEGE: Oisin Ramsbottom (Timahoe); Matthew Farrell (Palatine), Jesse McEvoy (Ballylinan), Cian Cashman (Palatine); John Phiri (Askea), Jamie Conway (Arles-Kilcruise), Ben Slattery (Arles-Kilcruise); Jack Doyle (Palatine), Aodhan Lowry (Arles-Kilcruise); Jeremy Kelly (St Joseph’s), Jack Byrne (Graiguecullen), Conal Bergin (Grangenolvin); Cialan Brady (Eire Og), Cillian Maher (Stradbally), Josh Brady (Eire Og). Subs: Darragh Loughman (Ballylinan) for Slattery (42), Mikey Murphy (St Joseph’s) for Kelly (50), Paddy Julian (Ballylinan) for Bergin (55)
GOOD COUNSEL: Matthew Murphy; Joe Mulholland, James Quinn, Lar Murphy; Sean Nunan, Cillian Byrne, Dean Kehoe; Peter McDonald, Cormac McGee; Darragh Flannery, Cathal Parker, Aidan Shannon; Danny Glennon, Kyle Rankin, Jamie Lyng