High School claimed the Leinster schoolboys Under-13 A league title on Wednesday as they got the better of Wesley on penalty strokes in their final at Danum.
Normal time ended 1-1 with Harry Lynch grabbing the High School goal as strong performances from Ross Howard, Sam Dunne and Adam Killeen powered the Rathgar school’s performance. And they won the shoot-out with goalkeeper Tommy Myles carrying his form through for a famous win.
At Junior A level, St Andrew’s came back from a goal down to defeat Wesley 4-1 and win their league title in style.
In the Junior B competition, St Kilian’s were first time winners in Newpark when they got the better of the Wesley B team. The Clonskea outfit started superbly with two goals in the early stages, both from Sasha Kuechenmeister.
Wesley were denied a chance to get back into the tie when Alex Henry, the Kilian’s Leinster U-16 keeper, made a great save to keep the score at 2-0.
The second half was fast and furious with both teams looking to score early on. It was Kilian’s who made the breakthrough, scoring off a short corner when Connor McCrea pounced on a rebound to make it 3-0.
Wesley came back and scored from play to reduce the deficit to 3-1 but David Noone made sure there were no late jitters with a fourth goal for a 4-1 final score.
At Minor A level, Newpark boys beat High School 2-0 in the semi final to reach their first league final in 20 years. A corner goal from Luke Adams in the first half and a breakaway goal from Matthew Jungman in the final two minutes carried them over the line.
In a very even first half, Newpark were put under a lot of pressure by a high pressing High School for large periods but the Blackrock side defended from deep and relied on a small number of counter attacks to relieve constant pressure.