Leinster Colleges SF: McBride and Lynch shine as Pats sink Joseph

January 18, 2019

St. Pats Barry O'Connell with Niall Smullen St. Josephs during the Leinster Colleges SF A clash at Pairc Tailteann.

St Pats 2-17
St. Joseph's 0-9

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St. Patrick's Classical School Navan advanced to a Leinster Colleges SFC 'A ' quarter-final with this comfortable win over St. Joseph's Secondary School Rochfortbridge played in ideal conditions at Pairc Tailteann on Friday afternoon.

Midfielder Cian McBride and full forward Aaron Lynch were outstanding for the winners. McBride lorded the middle sector while Lynch hit an impressive 13 points

Aaron Kelleghan got the opening score of the game for the Luke Dempsey managed Westmeath school. The home side responded with scores from Lynch (2 frees) and Brian O'Hanlon. Kelleghan added a brace to his tally and by the 15th minute the teams were level 0-4 each.

St Pats made a push for home in the remaining 12 minutes of the half. Lynch kicked five points in a row and McBride climbed above the Josephs defence to flick home a Barry O'Connell pass on the stroke of half time. Colm O'Rourke's side went in at the break 1-9 to 0-4 in front.

Lynch (3), Keith Curtis and O'Connell extended the winners lead to 11 points by the 15th minute of the second half. A well taken goal from substitute Niall Finnerty on the 23rd minute put the game out of reach of Josephs and the Navan team went on to seal a comfortable win.

Jack Torphy, Shane Fleming (2) and Kelleghan (2) got the second half scores for the visitors.

St. Pats Navan: Sean Brennan, Mark Dowdall, Simon Rooney, Conor Farrelly, Tom Collins, Cathal Hickey, Josh Carolan, Cian McBride 1-0, Sean Commons, Shane Smyth, Joseph Moore 0-1, Barry O'Connell 0-1, Keith Curtis 0-1, Aaron Lynch 0-13, Brian O'Hanlon 0-1. Subs: Jaeic Timmons, Niall Finnerty 1-0, Larry Morgan, Tommy Hanley, Jamie Kirwan

St. Joseph's: Sean Martin, Kenny Ruzzell, Michael McCormack, Liam Waldron, Liam Moran, Josh Gahan, Ciaran Daly, Gavin Flood, Niall Smullen, Liam Gorman, Jack Torpey 0-1, Shane Fleming 0-2, David Hickey 0-1, Eoghan Ahern, Aaron Kelleghan 0-5. Subs: Brendan Kelly, Peter Loftus, Jack Donoghue, Evan Burke, Evan Rigney

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