January 29, 2022

Cats’ bid for four-in-a-row dashed, but St Kieran’s are crowned kings of schools hurling again

IT’S been a weekend of highs and lows for Kilkenny hurling as St Kieran’s College racked up a 23rd schools’ championship, while the county’s camogie team saw their dreams of a four-in-a-row league titles dashed at Croke Park today.

The Cats’ bid for a fourth Division 1 league title on the trot came to an end at the hands of Galway, but their brave second-half fightback ensured a nervy finish for the eventual winners.

The foundation for Galway’s first league success since 2015 was built in the first-half as they led 0-10 to 0-04 at the interval.

Goals from Michelle Quilty and Ann Dalton reduced the gap to the bare minimum, but Galway tacked on a couple of frees at the end to run out two-point winners.

Meanwhile, St Kieran’s are the kings of schools hurling once again.

The Kilkenny college secured their 23rd title in style after they defeated Athenry’s Presentation College by a margin of three points in Tullamore yesterday afternoon.

Presentation’s wait for their first ever title goes on, while St Kieran’s have now made it 23 and counting – and five in the last six years.

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