LEINSTER JUVENILE ‘A’ HC QUARTER-FINAL
Eoin are too strong for Enniscorthy lads
COLÁISTE Eoin breezed into the Leinster Schools Juvenile ‘A1’ Hurling league semi-finals with a 2-29 to 1-3 victory over St Mary’s CBS, Enniscorthy at Silver Park yesterday.
Always competitive at this grade – they reached the 2017 decider, where they lost out to St Brendan’s of Birr – Eoin fired nine unanswered points in a blistering opening. Centre-forward Diarmaid Ó Dúlaing registered four scores in this period, while Jamie Ó Conaire (three), Conall Ó Riain and David Puirséil were also on target.
A Brian Smith goal lifted the spirits of the Wexford visitors, but Brendán Ó Connaith and Puirséil subsequently rattled the net to give the Booterstown school a 2-17 to 1-3 interval cushion. Aodhán Inglis added his second point on the resumption, before Eoin experienced a minor let-off.
Smith had an ideal opportunity to add to his tally, but opposition netminder James Ó hAmaill turned away his penalty. This eliminated any prospect of a dramatic fightback by Enniscorthy in the Leopardstown venue.
Inglis, Ó Riain and Ó Dúlaing significantly bolstered their personal hauls, with Ruan Ó Conchubhair and Puirséil also maintaining their high level of performance in a dominant final-quarter for the triumphant Gaelscoil.