Good Counsel College are U14 South Leinster Champions.
Good Counsel College 2-7……..Naas CBS 1-3.
Good Counsel College beat Naas CBS yesterday in a very exciting game in Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow. Good Counsel may have won by 7 points but this game remained in the balance right up to the last few minutes.
Good Counsel played against a very strong wind in the first half. They also had to contend with a very good Naas forward line which included an U15 International soccer player Sam Byrne who scored 3-5 in the semi-final. Credit must go to ‘Counsels’ defender, Robert Vallejo, who managed to keep him scoreless. Robert was ably assisted by a fantastic defence who all played their part. Good Counsel and Naas were level at 3 points each at half time.
The second half was dominated by Good Counsel, they had a lot of possession and played some very attractive football. However, they were guilty of some very poor shooting in front of goal. Good Counsel College took control of the game after Liam Fennelly’s opportunistic goal midway through the half. Naas’s only score in the second half was a goal and it came from the penalty spot. This goal tested the spirit of the New Ross side but they replied in great fashion with a clinically taken goal from the dangerous Pierce Doyle.
Good Counsel can now look forward to a Leinster semi final against the Dublin champions next week.
Scorers – Liam Fennelly 1-2, Pierce Doyle 1-1, Aaron Diskin 0-3, Adrian Redmond 0-1.
Kevin Murphy, Darren Carthy , Donncha O’ Connor , Robert Vallejo, Lee Norris, Sean Stafford, Adrian Redmond, Cathal Bolger, Dylan Carty Walsh (Captain), Cian O Donoghue, Aaron Diskin, Adam Diskin , Pierce Doyle, Michael Bolger, Liam Fennelly .
Liam Hennesy, John Walsh, James Kinsella, John Caulfield, Dale Flynn, Luke Kent, John Martin Carroll , James Furlong, Dean Kehoe, Christopher Cullen , Stephen Stafford, Patrick Trainor, Garrett Mahon , Garrett Browne, Stephen O Gorman, Michael Rowe, Daire Barden.