The college senior footballers lost out by one point in the South Leinster League final to a skillful Athy CBS side on November 4th in Kildavin.
The college qualified for the final after an unbeaten group campaign and a semi final win over Knockbeg College. Getting to the final was a bonus as it provided additional match practice in advance of the post Christmas championship campaign which this year reverts to a straight knockout format. The final was a tight affair played on a commendably well maintained pitch given the heavy recent rain. There was little between the sides at any stage as Good Counsel lead by 1 point at half time due to a Graeme Cullen goal. Throughout the second half the sides traded scores with the last 2 vital scores coming from Kildare minors Cian Reynolds and Darrock Mulhall.
While losing is never part of the plan, the real thing lies ahead and the league campaign points to a degree of promise for this team. With very few of last years team remaining it will be a big challenge to get back to a Leinster final but many of this group defied the experts in lifting the U-16 Leinster title 2 years ago.
Roll on the championship!