Kilkenny CBS win at the double
Kilkenny CBS 1-14 Good Counsel 0-9:Kilkenny CBS scored at the double when winning this semi-final in Thomastown on Saturday. The game doubled as the Leinster League final, so the CBS won that title and also reached the provincial final against St Kieran’s.
The scores were level three times during the opening half. The CBS led by 1-6 to 0-6 at half-time, thanks to 23rd-minute goal by Luke Scanlon.
While Good Counsel had the opening score of the second half from John Walsh, they wasted valuable chances and Good Counsel began to lose touch during the third quarter when they fell 0-7 to 1-10 behind.
The CBS were hot in front of the target, and points from Luke Scanlon, Kevin Kenny, Niall Mullins and Kenny again helped them extend an interval advantage of three to six.
The losers then had a defender red carded in the 48th minute.
KILKENNY CBS: D Holohan; C McGrath, E Cody, D Scott; C Cahill, R Fitzpatrick (0-2), P Deegan; JP Treacy (0-2, free, 65), N Mullins (0-1); D Bolger, K Kenny (0-3), P Delahunty; L Scanlon (1-1), S Cuddihy, P Cahill (0-4, free). Subs: G Kelly (0-1) for D Bolger; M McWey for P Delahunty; H Lawlor for D Scott; G Bryan for P Deegan; R Buckley for P Cahill.
GOOD COUNSEL: J Dunne; P Doyle, D O’Connor, D Kehoe; P Barden (0-1), C Ryan, D Joyce; C Doherty, J Doyle (0-1); M Redmond (0-1, free), L Hennessy, C Bolger; C O’Donoghue, M Cody (0-1), J Walsh (0-5, four frees). Subs: P Doyle for O’Donoghue; J Murphy for Walsh. Referee: A Stapleton (Laois).