Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wesley and Andrews get off to All-Ireland flyer

Peter English's (right) hat-trick gave Wesley the perfect start to the All-Ireland Schoolboy's as they beat Donegal's Raphoe 5-1 at Roughfort this afternoon. The Railway Union man was on target three times while Alan White and Conor Motyer also got on the scoresheet.

St Andrew's, meanwhile, took a major step forward in the pursuit of their fourth All-Ireland school's title as they beat regular rivals Cookstown HS. A Richard Sykes penalty stroke and James Donnellan's goal within a seven minute period after half-time proved the difference as St Andrew's did enough to earn the points. Wallace look their main rivals for progression as a result. They beat Midleton 4-0. The current top two meet at 1.30pm tomorrow.

Sutton Park, however, endured a tough opening as they fell 3-0 to Sullivan Upper who take second place in the overnight Pool D placings behind Wesley on goal difference. The battle between those two sides takes place tomorrow at 1.30pm.

Meanwhile, in Group C, Banbridge gave a statement of intent as their side laden with Ulster underage talent had too much for Mount Temple. The Malahide road school used the tie as a major learning experience as they fielded a young panel, with just six of whom were out of junior grade. Bann won 11-0 to start in fine style. Bandon confirmed their status as Bann's major contenders in the group with a 4-1 win over hosts Campbell College.

Ashton, meanwhile, got off to a winning start in Group A with Gary Wilkinson bagging the first two goals with Peter Catchpole and Nathan Gokul also on the mark. Kilkenny will have to pull a pair of results out of the bag tomorrow and hope results go their way if they are to progress from this section of the draw. They lost 2-0 to Friends in the last game of the day.

Group A: Ashton 4 Kilkeel 0; Kilkenny 0 Friends 2
Group B: Midleton 0 Wallace 4; St Andrew's 2 Cookstown 0
Group C: Mount Temple 0 Banbridge Academy 11; Bandon 4 Campbell College 1
Group D: Wesley 5 Royal & Prior, Raphoe 1; Sullivan Upper 3 Sutton Park 0

* Results to be added as I get them. If you have any additional info, please email


Anonymous said...

i believ andrews are 2 nil up at half time. keep it up lads

Anonymous said...

andrews beating cookstown 2 nil also

Anonymous said...

C'mon McCrea, Whitey and Quinner you can win the All-Irelands. The Mighty Rovers!!! get on the scoresheet McCrea.

Anonymous said...

James donnelan was class, scored a great goal!!!