GAELIC GAMES: LEINSTER SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE
Dublin South face CBS in final game of group
DUBLIN South will be aiming to secure a spot in the Leinster Schools Senior ‘A’ Hurling League decider next Wednesday when they face Kilkenny CBS in their final group game of the provincial competition.
Niall Williams’ charges already have a convincing win against St Peter’s, Wexford (2-24 to 1-14) under their belt ahead of a trip to the Marble County. Whereas the top teams in the other groups – champions St Kieran’s College and St Brendan’s, Birr – will face each other in a forthcoming semi-final, the side that finishes ahead of the chasing pack in Roinn Three gain automatic qualification for the showpiece event.
Given the substantial scoring average at their disposal, the Metropolitans are favourites to progress. CBS lost out to St Peter’s in the opening round on October 17, but will view this as an ideal opportunity to get their campaign back on track. South are the final outfit from the capital to be left standing in this league series, after Dublin North and Colaiste Eoin’s fell short in their quest for a knockout place. Despite an impressive success over Good Counsel, New Ross, a subsequent reversal to St Brendan’s ruled North out of contention.
Following a two-season absence, Eoin have returned to the Leinster grade. They began Roinn Two in fine style with a 0-20 to 1-11 triumph against Borris VS of Carlow, before meeting a formidable St Kieran’s in the back yard of the famed hurling nursery.
While the Gaelscoil ultimately suffered a 2-21 to 2-17 defeat, there were a number of encouraging signs in advance of their Championship bow against the aforementioned Kilkenny CBS on December 12.