Incredible Mountrath CS crowned Leinster Junior ‘A1’ hurling champions

first_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Incredible Mountrath CS crowned Leinster Junior ‘A1’ hurling champions By Alan Hartnett – 14th November 2018 Home Sport GAA Incredible Mountrath CS crowned Leinster Junior ‘A1’ hurling champions SportGAAHurling SEE ALSO – Farcical U-19 football championship creates plenty of food for thought Facebook Previous articleFarcical U-19 football championship creates plenty of food for thoughtNext articleWATCH: Conroy’s Republic of Ireland claim Victory Shield win over Wales Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Community Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter Mountrath CS 1-11 Ardscoil Ris 1-9 (Dublin)Top Oil Leinster PP Sch Jun H “A1”  Leinster Final   Mountrath CS have been crowned Leinster Junior ‘A1’ hurling champions following an incredible victory by these young men in Carlow IT this afternoon.Mountrath, who defeated St Brendan’s Birr to win the ‘Rest of Leinster’ title last week, were pushed all the way by Dublin side Ardscoil Ris but late points from Adam Kirwan got them over the line.The Trumera ace hit nine points in last weeks’ game and his haul of seven here proved crucial once again.Mountrath, who have Laois and Slieve Bloom hurler Ben Conroy as part of the management team, got a great start to this one with two early points from tricky forward Jamie Conroy.Ardscoil Ris replied with a brace and almost had a goal in that period but keeper Finnian Cuddy pulled off a great save for Mounthrath.However, the Laois school dominated the first quarter of this one and built up a seven point lead.Adam Kirwan was deadly accurate on frees while Tadhg Cuddy and Tomas Keyes also chipped in with points before the latter scored a brilliant goal.Keyes gathered a long ball and cut inside his man before firing an unstoppable shot the the corner of the net.The Dublin school recovered somewhat towards the end of the half with two late points but Mountrath still led by 1-6 to 0-4 at half time.Tadhg Cuddy extended Mountrath’s lead on the resumption of play but Ardscoil Rís came storming back.They reeled off 1-3 without reply and drew level as we entered the final quarter of the game.The tie remained deadlocked as Tomas Keyes and Adam Kirwan saw efforts cancelled out before we had a dramatic conclusion to the affair.Ardscoil Ris had two players sent off in the final five minutes while Adam Kirwan held his nerve to raise two white flags to give Mountrath a crucial lead.And Mountrath saw out the closing moments to be crowned winners. The ‘A1’ championship involves schools from the province excluding St Kieran’s, St Peter’s Good Counsel, Borris VS and Kilkenny CBS.Those five schools compete in the ‘A’ competition with the overall winners going on to represent Leinster in the All-Ireland semi finals.So while this is Mountrath’s final game for this year, they will be thrilled to claim the trophy that was denied to them by Colaiste Eoin last year. Finally, we would like to thank Leanne Dowling for her brilliant Snapchat takeover once again today which you can check out on our laoistoday account.Leanne covered both finals for us and certainly has a career ahead of her in the media if she wants it.SCORERS – MOUNTRATH CS: Adam Kirwan 0-7 (three frees), Tomas Keyes 1-1, Jamie Conroy 0-2, Tadhg Cuddy 0-1MOUTHRATH CS: Finnian Cuddy (Trumera); Josh O’Brien-Holmes (Mountrath), Michael O’Brien (Mountrath), Sean O’Connor (Castletown-Slieve Bloom); Dylan Collins (Castletown-Slieve Bloom), Daire Tobin (Castletown-Slieve Bloom), Aaron Phelan (Castletown-Slieve Bloom); Jamie Gill (Castletown-Slieve Bloom), Kelvin Burke (Castletown-Slieve Bloom); Tomas Keyes (Camross), Noah Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton), Greg Cuddy (Camross); Adam Kirwan (Trumera), Tadhg Cuddy (Castletown-Slieve Bloom), Jamie Conroy (Castletown-Slieve Bloom). Subs: Jer Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton) for G Cuddy, Killian Cuddy (Castletown-Slieve Bloom) for GillARDSCOIL RIS: Euan Maguire; Callum Walsh, Luke Fox, Shane Sprine; Conor Dolan, Diarmuid Clerkin, Aaron Dunne; Sam Carty, Matthew Holland; Paddy Gilroy, Andrew Keegan, Conor Kelly; Cian Dunne, Daniel Peel, Charlie McHugh New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApp Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

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