Schools: Naas CBS celebrate breakthrough victory in Leinster

March 10, 2018

Naas CBS joint-captains Colm Joyce and Killian Thompson receive the Leinster PPS 'A' SF silverware.
Pic via Kildare GAA (@KildareGAA) on Twitter.

Naas CBS inscribed their name on the Leinster Post Primary Schools' Senior Football 'A' roll of honour for the first time ever today.

The Kildare school - donning the county jersey because of a colour clash - enjoyed a two point victory (0-9 to 0-7) over Marist College at O'Connor Park, Tullamore.

In what was a novel final pairing, it's the first time since 1923 that a team from the county has captured provincial honours.

With nine minutes left on the clock, the sides were deadlocked on 0-7 apiece but substitute Aaron Deegan edged the winners in front a minute later.

Darragh Kirwan then doubled their advantage in the 54th minute with what proved to be the last score of the contest.

Try as they might, their Westmeath opponents failed capitalise on the 56th minute dismissal of Naas midfielder Shane Allen for a second yellow card offence and they were left with the disappointment of a third final defeat in five years.

Kirwan took the scoring honours for the winners with 0-3 while half-back Cathal Daly was selected as the 'man-of-the-match'.

There were great scenes of celebration as joint captains Colm Joyce and Killian Thompson were presented with the Bro Bosco Cup and they will look to continue their winning ways when they take on Connacht champions Rice College in the Hogan Cup semi-final which is pencilled in for March 24th.



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