Top Oil Leinster P.P. Schools Senior Football ‘A’ Quarter-Finals
Friday, 19th January 2018
Naas CBS 2-12, Knockbeg College 1-9
Saturday, 20th January 2018
St. Loman’s, Mullingar (2.00 pm): Scoil Aodhain, Whitehall v Marist College, Athlone
Blanchardstown IT (2.45 pm): Offaly Schools v Louth Schools
Monday, 22 January 2018
Gorey (1.30 pm): Colaiste Eoin, Dublin v St. Peter’s College, Wexford
The stage is set for a thrilling finale in the Top Oil Leinster Schools Senior A Football Championship, with eight sides remaining in contention for the Bro Bosco Cup.
Holders St Peter’s College of Wexford – who are also in the hunt for hurling glory – will meet a Colaiste Eoin side who feature the influence of several south Dublin clubs in their ranks.
Scoil Aodhain from Whitehall in Dublin have enjoyed some blistering good form in the competition and will now meet a Marist Athlone side who have also progressed steadily.
Naas CBS, who are back in the A championship after a lengthy gap, defeated a fancied Edenderry and drew with Good Counsel College. They meet a Knockbeg College side now who emerged from a tough group that included St Pat’s of Navan and Moate CS.
Louth Schools, whom draw heavily from the Ardee area, meet an Offaly schools side appearing in ‘A’ football for the first time.
A format introduced this season provided each school with at least two matches in the group stages, and while there were clear winners in some of the groups, others went down to the wire. Here’s a recap of the action so far:
|GROUP A||P||W||D||L||+ –||Pts|
|St Mel’s, Longford||2||1||0||1||-38||2|
|Patrician, Newbridge||2||0||0||2||– 12||0|
Round 1: St Mel’s, Longford 1-12, Patrician, Newbridge 0-12; Round 2: Scoil Aodhain 1-19, Patrician, Newbridge 1-10; Round 3: Scoil Aodhain 10-20, St Mel’s, Longford 0-9
|GROUP B||P||W||D||L||+ –||Pts|
|St Pat’s, Navan||2||1||0||1||0||2|
Round 1: Knockbeg College 1-13, St Pat’s, Navan 1-10; Round 2: St Pat’s, Navan 3-8, Moate C.S. 1-11; Round 3: Knockbeg College 3-7, Moate C.S. 1-8
|GROUP C||P||W||D||L||+ –||Pts|
|Col Eoin, Dublin||2||1||1||0||8||3|
|Col. Mhuire, Clane||2||1||0||1||-2||2|
|Co. Mhuire, M’gar||2||0||1||1||-6||1|
Round 1: Colaiste Mhuire, Mullingar 2-9, Colaiste Eoin, Dublin 1-12; Round 2: Colaiste Mhuire, Clane 0-12, Colaiste Mhuire, Mullingar 0-6; Round 3: Colaiste Eoin, Dublin 2-12, Colaiste Mhuire, Clane 1-7
|GROUP D||P||W||D||L||+ –||Pts|
|St Mary’s, Edenderry||2||1||0||1||8||2|
|Good Counsel College||2||0||1||1||-16||1|
Round 1: Good Counsel College 3-7, Naas CBS 1-13; Round 2: St Mary’s, Edenderry 1-23, Good Counsel College 1-7; Round 3: Naas CBS 3-8, St Mary’s, Edenderry 1-6
|GROUP E||P||W||D||L||+ –||Pts|
|St Peter’s, Wexford||2||1||1||0||8||3|
|St Benildus College||2||0||1||1||-15||1|
Round 1: St. Benildus College 1-12, St. Peter’s, Wexford 0-15; Round 2: Athlone CC 3-15, St. Benildus College 0-9; Round 3: St Peter’s, Wexford 2-13, Athlone C.C. 1-8
|GROUP F||P||W||D||L||+ –||Pts|
|St Fintan’s, Sutton||2||0||0||2||-24||0|
Round 1: Maynooth PP 3-13, St. Fintan’s, Sutton 1-06; Round 2: Marist College, Athlone 0-17, St Fintan’s, Sutton 0-6; Round 3: Marist College, Athlone 3-20, Maynooth PP 0-5
GROUP TEAMS SECTION
Louth Schools 2-10, Wicklow Schools 1-15; Offaly Schools 2-8, Dundalk Schools 0-10