Howard the hero for Patrician
Patrician College 0-11 St Mary’s Carlow 0-10:Peter Howard was the hero as Patrician College just edged out newcomers St Mary’s CBS in a gripping first round Leinster SFC A encounter at Hawkfield.
The full-forward came up trumps in dramatic fashion, with his winning point for the Newbridge side arriving in the 10th minute of injury-time. The game looked set to finish level when Tom Shiel tapped over his fifth point for St Mary’s almost six minutes into added time.
PATRICIAN COLLEGE: TJ Carroll; A Scully, T Aspell, S Healy; S Dempsey 0-1, D Hartley 0-1, L Scanlon; C Hartley, C Kavanagh; R O’Shea, B McCormack 0-8, seven frees, 45), K Lynch; D Dempsey, P Howard 0-1, C Troy. Subs: D McHugh for O’Shea (h-t); C Earley for McHugh (54).
ST MARY’S CBS: A Murphy; R Byrne 0-1, M Furey, C O’Brien; B Lawler, T Kenny, J Davis; M Lawler, R Lawler; J Furey, E Lowry 0-2 (one free), T Shiel 0-5 (three frees, 45); S Noonan 0-1, B Power, C Townsend. Subs: E O’Carroll 0-1for Power (34); C Deboza for B Lawler (45).