A second half brace from Salesian College, Celbridge was enough to see off counterparts Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana in a hugely engaging encounter in Bailieborough Celtic AFC yesterday afternoon.
Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana 0 Salesian College, Celbridge 2
The Kildare outfit tested the inform Oran McBride on a number of occasions but with some heroics from the versatile netminder, he kept his side in contention.
Lee Barr was unfortunate not to put the Ulster stars ahead as his free-kick on three minutes skimmed the crossbar. This was the only real threat on Liam O’Donovan’s goal in the opening period.
Salesian then tested McBride between the sticks as Fionan Brady’s set piece and Larry Johnson’s close range effort were saved well either side of the half hour mark.
The game remained goalless at the interval.
Salesian scholar Jamie Keane made the most of a defensive mix up to toe poke in from six yards out for the opener ten minutes into the restart.
The Celbridge lead was extended on 63 minutes when Captain Matthew Scott got ahead of the defensive line to slot home from close range.
Salesian’s will now await the winners of Presentation College, Athenry versus St. Francis College, Rochestown who are scheduled to meet in Aisling Annacotty, Limerick tomorrow (Thursday) at 1pm
SALESIAN COLLEGE, CELBRIDGE | Liam O’Donovan, Thomas Donovan, Fionan Brady, Luke Mahon, Dara Killeen, Tobo Oboh, Ben Feeney, Matthew Scott, Larry Johnson, Jamie Keane, Harlee Vozza. SUBS | Ben Tynan, Yohram Koudlou, Jason Hogan (for Johnson, 55), Harvey Houghton (for Oboh, 47), Matthew Berrigan. TEACHER | Robert Moran
SCOIL MHUIRE, BUNCRANA | Oran McBride, Shane Doherty, Darragh McIntyre, Lee Barr, Bobby Bradley (Captain), Kevin Jordan, Oran McLaughlin, Michéal McLaughlin, Gerry McKinney, Jamie McDaid, Sean McCallion. SUBS | Ethan Doherty (for Jordan, 44), Kyle Bradley, Dylan Birmingham, Oisin Lynch (for McCallion, 63), Oisin Kelly (for McIntrye, 77). TEACHER | Aiden McAleer