St Mary's Reach Leinster Final

November 8, 2018

ST MARY’S EDENDERRY found their scoring touch in the second half as they dumped out the holders in this semi-final at Pairc Tailteann.

The Offaly school squandered numerous chances in the opening period, before producing a vintage second-half performance.

A Cian McMonagle goal put Edenderry ahead for the first time on 29 minutes and the sides were level at the break, 1-4 to 0-7.

Ger Leech regained the lead with a pointed free within a minute of the restart and the midlanders went on a scoring spree after that, and led by 2-12 to 0-9 at the end of the third quarter.

McMonagle also added his second goal, with Leech firing over three points in that period.

The game was over as a contest by the time McMonagle completed his hat-trick of goals on 53 minutes.

SCORERS — St Mary’s, Edenderry: C McMonagle 3-1, G Leech 0-6 (2f), S Doyle 0-3, S Moriarty, D Grehan, C McNamee, M Nolan, R McNamee 0-1 each. Dundalk Colleges: C Byrne 0-7 (5f), B McLaughlin 0-2, R Carr, R Quigley 0-1 each.

ST MARY’S EDENDERRY — C Hurley; L Flynn, D Flynn, M Kearney; S Moriarty, P Foy, J Dowall; D Grehan, C McNamee; R Caffrey, M Nolan, G Leech; C McMonagle, S Doyle, R McNamee. Subs: I McKeown for R McNamee (53), G Blong for Leech (54), A O’Connell for Dowall (56), S Haslim for Nolan (56), M Clear for Doyle (56).

DUNDALK COLLEGES — S Murphy; C McMenamin, D Smith, B Faulkner; L O’Leary, J Stewart, J Arrowsmith; C Giggins, C Noonan; B McLoughlin, C Doyle, C McKeever; R Carr, C Byrne, R Quigley. Subs: D Maguire for Noonan (34), D Bannon for Arrowsmith (36), R Curran for Faulkner (46), K McDonnell for Quigley (50), C Lenehan for O’Leary (53).

REF — G McCormack (Dublin)

Taken from Irish Independent