Leinster schools football squad lists and fixtures: Mix of old and the new in last four

Clane and St. Benildus have already caused many an upset in reaching the semi-finals

Dublin minor Tom Fox is one of the driving forces behind St. Benildus excellent run so far. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin minor Tom Fox is one of the driving forces behind St. Benildus excellent run so far. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

 

Leinster post-primary senior football Championship

Name of school: Sc. Mhuire Clane

Coaches: Aidan Dunne, William Mulhall

Captain: Robbie Philips

How school performed in last year’s championship: Beaten in the South Leinster ‘B’ semi final.

Squad(with an * beside who played last year): R Philips*, P Mylod, B Giffney*, J Noe Cranie*, B Corbett*, C Sullivan*, L Kennedy, M Hannon, J Reilly, E O’Connell*, C O’Flaherty*, C Bryne*, K Devey*, B MacLoughlin*, T Montgomery*, D Brereton, D Kelly*, S Sullivan, J nTim*, S MacCormack*, C Harris, C Kelly*, R O Neill, J Browne.

Prospects/county players: Brian McLoughlin and Ciaran Kelly were Kildare minors in 2015.

Name of school: St. Benildus

Coaches: James Trimble, Barry O’Brien

Captain: Captaincy is shared out among all players

How school performed in last year’s championship: They were knocked out in the first round

Squad: A Fox, C MacGrory, A Walsh, S Casserly, J Browne, S O’Reilly, J Rafferty, P O’Reilly, C Pearson, A Bradshaw, T Fox, D O’Brien, B Carr, P Flaherty, E Foley, L Doran, T McGuirk, S O’Brien, C McEnerney, A Kelly, T Keane, C Horan, G Soraghan, D Dagg, D Keogh, A O’Callaghan, A Murdock, A Kinahan.

Prospects/county players: Midfielder Callum Pearson and full forward Tom Fox both started in the forward line for last year’s Dublin minors.

Name of school: Good Counsel

Coaches: Kevin Kehoe, Kevin Bates, Aidan O’ Brien

Captain: Ian Carthy & Mikey Dwyer

How school performed in last year’s championship: Leinster champions, beaten by Roscommon CB in the Hogan Cup semi-final

Squad(with an * beside who played last year): J O’ Shea, L Stafford*, C Rossitter, R Walsh, B Wickham, D O’ Connor, D Bolger, A Ryan, E Porter*, T Cody*, M Dwyer*, R Waters*, J Sutton*, M Doyle*, J Dillon, E Coakley, J Roche*, M Rossiter*, M Fitzharris*, M O’ Neill*, S Wall*, M Ryan, G Sheehan, D Kiely, S Nolan, A Mansfield, C O’ Connor, D Lyons*, J Myler*, A Walsh*, I Carthy*, L Sinnott*, B Óg McGrath, S Doyle.

Prospects/county players: A number of players were involved with last year’s Wexford minor team including centre forward Mikey Dwyer, defender Tadhg Cody and midfielder Darragh Lyons.

Name of school: Marist College, Athlone

Coaches: Fergal Wilson, John Parker and Eoin Jordan

Captain: Emmet Nally

How school performed in last year’s championship: Beaten in the quarter finals

Squad(with an * beside who played last year): K Rigney, M Treacy, S Smith, D Reid*, C Reid*, T Prendergast, O O’ Meara, E Nolan, E Nally*, E Mulvihill, C McCormack, A McKnight, M McGloin*, C Mannion*, B Leahy, R Gaffey, S Fuery*, E Fahey, M Egan, E Egan, S Dowd, F Dowd, C Devaney, B Derwin, J Curley, D Carroll, K Byrne, J Brody.

Prospects/county players: Cathal Mannion was corner forward on last year’s Westmeath minor team and is eligible again this year. Michael McGloin, Tadgh Prendergast, Daniel Reid and Conor McCormack are all also county minors. Ryan Gaffey is a talented soccer player with Athlone town.

Semi Finals Fixtures - January 23rd

Sc. Mhuire Clane v St. Benildus

Good Counsel v Marist College

Final - February 6th

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