St Pat's fail to sparkle in Wicklow test

Story by Jimmy Geoghegan

Saturday, 2nd March, 2019 4:43pm

St Pat's fail to sparkle in Wicklow test

St Pat's midfielder Cian McBride in action against Wicklow today.

Unable to score in the second-half St Patrick's Classical School, Navan lost out 0-5 to 1-6 to Wicklow Schools in the Leinster Post Primary SFC encounter at Abbotstown today. 

Little went right for St Pat's especially in the second-half as they struggled to deal with determined opponents and a strong breeze that blew directly into their faces. 

In the opening half St Pat's were unable to take full advantage of the elements at their backs with Aaron Lynch missing a penalty for them after 12 minutes. Lynch's initial shot was saved by Wicklow goalkeeper Ben Fennell and the St Pat's player drove the rebound wide of the posts. 

That miss seemed to affect the morale of the St Pat's players as they struggled to get into the game. Niall Finnerty scored three points for Colm O'Rourke's side in that opening half, two from frees, while Barry O'Connell landed two super points from play but that was to prove to be their total haul. 

In the second-half St Pat's sought to get the goal they badly needed but they were unable to do so with Keith Curtis going closest late on. It completed a forgettable day for the Navan school. 

Instead Oisin McGraynor's goal after 34 minutes ensured that it was the Wicklow Schools who progressed to the final. 

READ MATCH ANALYSIS AND QUOTES AND SEE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM GAME IN NEXT ISSUE OF THE MEATH CHRONICLE 

 

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