Hiney’s goal on 14 minutes, after he was set up by Mark Dowling, gave the Leinster champions an advantage they never relinquished. And when Stephen Dunphy made it 2-16 to 0-8 on the three quarter mark, Christy Coughlan’s team were assured their final appearance.
A poor puck out allowed Hiney his second five minutes later before Declan Gill managed a consolation goal for Calasanctius.
The Laois School started brightly with Dylan Conroy, Dowling, Dylan Lalor and Stephen Dunphy all on target but Calasanctius had scores from Luke Howley, Andrew Connolly, Mark Hughes and Conor Hanniffy to trail 0-5 to 0-4 after 12 minutes. A John Lennon point came before Hiney’s goal put five between them before they stretched their advantage to 1-11 to 0-6 at half-time. Calasanctius ended a 32 minute period without scoring when Sam McArdle split the posts in the 43rd minute. But Mountrath were well clear with Aaron Dunphy, Lalor and Lennon all pointing before their two goals settled things.
MOUNTRATH COMMUNITY SCHOOL: S. Cuddy; E. Peters, K. O’Rourke, S. Moore; B. Quinlan, C. Phelan, J. Cranny; S. Dunphy (1-2), D. Connolly (0-1); D. Conroy (0-5, three frees, one ’65), D. Lalor (0-3), P. Williams; J. Lennon (0-4), C. Hiney (2-1), M. Dowling (0-3).
Subs: A. Dunphy (0-3) for Connolly (23 mins), Connolly for Quinlan (30 mins), S. Phelan for Lennon (44 mins), DJ Kelly for Dunphy (50 mins), C. Palmer for Dowling (55 mins).
CALASANCTIUS COLLEGE, ORANMORE: J. Flaherty; A. Grealish, S. Bannon, D. Ryan; D. Price, M. Hughes (0-2, one free, one ’65), K. Burke; L. Howley (0-1), R. Malone (0-2, both frees); C. Hanniffy (0-1), P. Finn, A. Connolly (0-1); D. O’Reilly, R. Walsh, S. McArdle (0-2).
Subs: D. Gill (1-0) for Walsh (23 mins),S. Ryan for Hanniffy (47 mins).
Referee: J. McGrath (Westmeath).