Avon­dale ad­vance in Le­in­ster hurl­ing qual­i­fier

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Avon­dale CC 7- 6, Scoil Chonglais 3-7: Avon­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege reached the semi fi­nal of the Ju­nior Hurl­ing Le­in­ster D qual­i­fier com­pe­ti­tion with a good win over Scoil Chonglais in Balt­in­glass on Tues­day.

The Rath­drum school had the ad­van­tage of a stiff wind in the first half and took full ad­van­tage with some early goals from full for­ward Ste­vie Olo­han. They went on to lead by 4-4 to 1-1 at half time. Fol­low­ing the half time talks from Scoil Chonglais man­ager Lorcan Duffy and the Avon­dale duo of John Larkin and Jimmy O’Shaugh­nessy both sides restarted with re­newed ef­fort.

A fea­ture of the sec­ond half was the side line cut­ting of Mark Pierce of Scoil Chonglais in­clud­ing one ex­cel­lent point. The home team nar­rowed the gap but Avon­dale’s bet­ter bal­anced side could al­ways come up with the ex­tra scored when needed. Avon­dale now play De La Salle Col­lege Wick­low in the semi fi­nal.

Best for the win­ners were Pádraig Geoghe­gan in de­fence, Ryan Cahill at mid­field and Ste­vie Olo­han in at­tack as well as the tear­away twins Em­met and Jamie Byrne.

Scoil Chonglais had good play­ers in Michael Sweeney, Mark Pierce, Robert Cremin and Conor Fo­ley.

Ste­vie Olo­han 41, Adam Man­ley 2-2, Jamie Byrne 11, Mark Man­ley 0-2. Scoil Chonglais Conor Fo­ley 2-2, John Raf­ferty and Mark Pierce 0-2 each, Robert Cremin 0-1.

Scor­ers Avon­dale :

Adam Cooney, Niall Ryan, Pádraig Geoghe­gan, Adam Man­ley, Em­met Byrne, Bernard Quinn, Ryan Cahill, mark Man­ley, Jamie Byrne, John Nolan, Adam Tuke, Ste­vie Olo­han, Cal­lum Pursey. SUBS: C Doyle, J Shor­tall, R Es­monde, R Doyle, A Doyle, P Kin­sella, J O’halloran, D ward, P Byrne, C Ryan.

Avon­dale CC:

Stephen Heaslip, Mark Far­ran, Michael Sweeney, Adam Flem­ing, Mark Pierce, Shane Byrne, Robert Cremin, Luke Keane, Ed­ward Gor­man, Conor Fo­ley, John Raf­ferty, Dy­lan Broe, Ni­mai Black.

Scoil Chonglais:


Mean­while the County Wick­low schools ju­nior team suf­fered an­other nar­row de­feat when go­ing un­der to Bor­ris VS by 0-8 to 1-4.

As this promis­ing team have lost both their games they have ex­ited the com­pe­ti­tion.


Most im­pres­sive team in the first round was St Kilian’s CS Bray, man­aged by Brian Dug­gan, who had a comfortable win over St David’s Grey­stones St Kevin’s CC Dunlavin also qual­i­fied for the quar­ter fi­nal of the com­pe­ti­tion.


This prom­ises to be a busy week with first round games sched­uled in Boys Se­nior Foot­ball and Boys First Year foot­ball.

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