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
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