Coad’s cracker puts De La Salle on their way

DE LA SALLE, WATERFORD defeated Cashel Community School 3-1 in yesterday’s FAI Schools Senior Boys Munster final at Basha, Tipperary.

Conor Coad gave the Waterford side the lead after 12 minutes with a super volley from the edge of the area before Patrick Fitzgerald equalised — after De La Salle failed to clear their lines — on 17 minutes.

De La Salle regained the lead on 28 minutes when Aaron Galibert sent in a brilliant left-wing cross that found the alert Kevin Flynn and the striker gave the Cashel netminder no chance.

Conor Whittle secured victory with a great individual goal, rounding the Cashel keeper before slotting the ball to the net for a 3-1 interval lead.

Cashel found it very difficult to break down a superb De La Salle defence, led brilliantly by central defenders Patrick Fitzgerald and Adam Potter

The second half producing no further goals but a number of opportunities that could have seen the Waterford college extend their advantage; Coad and Chris Kervick were both denied by the woodwork.

DE LA SALLE: S Whitty; M McManus, A Potter, P Fitzgerald G O’Donovan; A Galibert, C Whittle, C Morris, C Kervick; C Coad, K Flynn.

Sub: E Kindlon for C Morris (injured)

CASHEL: G Slattery, D Thompson, M Fox, M McDermott, C O'Gorman (c), C Condon, M Shortt, U Bedicis, P Fitzgerald, D Reid, C Conneally.

Subs: J Harding, R Anglim, I Collins.

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