Pat's best in battle of the Saints

Friday, 14th February, 2014 8:02pm

Story by Jimmy Geoghegan
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Pat's best in battle of the Saints
Pat's best in battle of the Saints

St Patrick's CS, Navan put in a storming finish to defeat St Joseph's, Rochfortbridge 3-11 to 2-10 in a highly entertaining Leinster Post Primary Schools SFC encounter at Dunganny this evening.

The sides were level 1-5 apiece at the interval and the pendulum swung one way then the other in an exciting second-half before the Navan side pushed ahead in the closing minutes.

Robbie Keeleghan, who had a huge influence on the outcome of this game, netted St Pat's first-half goal with Ciaran Doyle finding the target for Rochfortbridge.

Doyle also scored a point from a penalty kick that was awarded after a Rochfortbridge player was brought down in the square.

Derek Conroy grabbed Rochfortbridge's second goal on 47 minutes and with 52 minutes played they led 2-10 to 1-9.

It looked ominous for St Pat's at that stage but with Keeleghan helping himself to 1-2 in the last four minutes the Navan side surged ahead with the finishing line in sight.

Rochfortbridge, who are managed by Luke Dempsey, had chances to force extra-time but missed good opportunities.

In the dying seconds Navan broke downfield and Corey Leddy (pictured) finished to the net superbly to secure his team's place in the last four. 

Jimmy Geoghegan.




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