St Kieran's show their pedigree


ALL-IRELAND COLLEGES' SENIOR A HURLING FINAL: St Kieran’s College 2-10 Ard Scoil Rís 1-11ST KIERAN’S displayed the character of champions once again on Saturday to retain the All-Ireland Colleges’ senior A hurling title at Semple Stadium.

Limerick-based Ardscoil Rís appeared to have the hard work done as they led by 1-11 to 1-9 heading into stoppage time before two-goal Thomas O’Hanrahan bulged the net with 61 minutes and 30 seconds played.

Substitute Richie Reid popped over a point seconds later to seal the win before Jamie Shanahan saw his late effort blocked away as Ardscoil desperately chased a winning goal.

ARDSCOIL RÍS: PJ Hall; K Lynch, B O’Connell, D Moloney; A Dempsey (0-1), D Hannon (0-1f), M Moroney; M Ryan, J Shanahan; M Carmody (0-1), S Dowling (0-6, 0-5 frees, 0-1 65), B O’Connor; K O’Brien, O Hickey (1-1), J Fitzgibbon (0-1). Subs: C Keogh for O’Connor (inj, 41 mins), J Kelleher for O’Brien (51 mins), C Lynch for Hickey (60 mins).

ST KIERAN’S: S Johnston; L Hickey, W Phelan (0-1f), E Morrissey; C O’Neill, P O’Carroll, J McGrath; P Butler, C O’Shea; J Power (0-4, 0-1 free), C Buckley, D Cody; J Nolan, M Brennan (0-2), T O’Hanrahan (2-2). Sub: R Reid (0-1) for Nolan (51 mins).

Referee: D Kirwan (Cork).