Grennan crowned South Leinster Champions

Grennan College won the South Leinster Schools Hurling Title by beating Naas CBS in a well contested final at Eire Og grounds in Carlow.

Grennan College won the South Leinster Schools Hurling Title by beating Naas CBS in a well contested final at Eire Og grounds in Carlow.

Playing with a by a strong win in the first half Grennan held the best of the half and lead at half time 0-7 to 0-3, with scores from Barry Whelan (2), Gary Mason (2) and Eoin Manning (3).

In the second half Naas went about clawing back the deficit and following a Naas pulled into the lead 1.06 to 0.08 midway through the second half. This spurred the Greenan boys to dig deep and they piled on the scores through Eoin Manning (1), Jamie Lanigan (1) and 5 beauties from play by Gary Lehane to run out winners 0.14 to 1.07.  Grennan now qualify for the Leinster Semi Final in the Spring.

Team – Darragh Mc Garry, Ciaran Sutton, Kieran Treacy, Jason Cummins, Cian O Meara, Barry Whelan (capt), Luke Blanchfield, Gary Mason, Tony Whelan, Jamie Lanigan, Gary Lehane, Andrew Walshe, Sam Whelan, Eoin Manning, Billy Ryan, Liam OShea, Jack Walsh, Anthony Quirke, James Leahy, Paddy O Carroll.