FAI Schools Tom Ticher Junior National Cup Semi Final
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown 0-2 Coláiste Phádraig, Lucan CBS
Adam Wells (44), Kyle Robinson (79)
Two second half goals from an impressive Coláiste Phádraig were enough to see off the hardworking Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh this afternoon in the RSC, Waterford.
Fergal Douglas’ troops maintain their 100% record in this competition with ten wins from ten now to progress to this season’s showcase against Rosses Community School, Dungloe in a fortnight’s time.
The Lucan contingency were first to threaten an opener on the quarter hour mark when the majestic Kyle Robinson struck a rocket which smashed off the woodwork.
However, it could have been the Bishopstown School who were two up at the break but for some last ditch defence from the fast-thinking Lucan cohort.
A CSN corner was cleared off the line on the half hour while just before the break there was another goal-line clearance as Nathan Gough thought he had scored.
It remained scoreless at the break.
However Lucan were one up inside the first four minutes as Captain Adam Wells pounced for a spectacular goal to break the deadlock.
Substitute Daniel O’Regan of CSN had a delightful ball forward but it was just wide of the mark as they pressed for an elusive equaliser with ten minutes remaining.
Kieran O’Mahony’s team looked for a long ball forward to force extra time but goalkeeper Adam Lambe was in formidable form for the Dublin crew as his dominance in the box was first class.
CSN netminder Kevin Delaney produced a wonderful point blank save to deny Kyle Robinson with five minutes left.
Nevertheless, the young Lucan dynamo got the better of Delaney in the 79th minute with a brilliant finish to double their tally and ensure their advancement in this season’s Cup run.
COLÁISTE AN SPIORAID NAOIMH, BISHOPSTOWN | Kevin Delaney, Cian Connolly (Capt.), Finn Stevens, Ivan Quirke, Kyle Donovan, Conor Quirke, Wymin Sivakumar, Kian O’Sullivan, Nathan Gough, Michael Quirke, Chris Connolly
SUBS | Andrew McElligott (for C Connolly, 51), Liam Hogan, Daniel O’Regan (for K O’Sullivan, 65), Seán Crowe, Kevin Barry Dorney
TEACHERS | Kieran O’Mahony & Gary Burke ASSISTANT | Declan Davis
COLÁISTE PHÁDRAIG, LUCAN CBS | Adam Lambe, Dylan Pierce, Oisin O’Neill, Jamie O’Callaghan, Ryan Young, Adam Wells (Capt.), James Harold, Reece Webb, Kyle Robinson, Warren Curran, Evan Nolan
SUBS | Brian Achigbu (for K Robinson, 80), Adam Russell, Seán Foley, Aidan O’Neill, Conor Fagan (for E Nolan, 74)
TEACHERS | Fergal Douglas & Eoin Casey
REFEREE |Anthony Walsh (Waterford)