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Costello to fore as Lady's lash Loreto

A BRACE of goals from Hannah Delaney and Kelly McLoughlin were of vital importance in Ringsend last Thursday afternoon, as Our Lady's, Terenure got the better of Loreto High School, Beaufort, in a high-quality Dublin Colleges Junior Camogie 'B' showpiece.

Playing against the wind in the opening half, Loreto were put under great pressure by Our Lady's, for whom Catherine Costello was very influential.

However, their netminder, Zenouska Murphy, was in fine form and kept Terenure at bay.

It was proving equally difficult for Loreto to get past Our Lady's custodian Cora Hogan, who produced some inspiring saves, although Eimear Butler and captain Sophie McMahon did eventually break through for a couple of well-taken goals.

Eimear O'Leary also fired over a point, but Delaney and McLoughlin combined to devastating effect, ensuring that the Templeogue Road outfit brought a 4-1 to 2-1 advantage into the second period.

The Rathfarnham girls added to their goals from before the break with further efforts from Freya Nathan and O'Leary.

But Delaney and McLoughlin continued to cause problems for Beaufort, who also saw fine displays from Meg Brennan and Carey Finnegan to help claim the win.

Maynooth hold on

SECOND-half goals from Paul Maguire and Jack Foley were vital at the DCU Sportsgrounds last Thursday, as Maynooth PP held off a strong fightback from St Colmcille's Community School to secure the Dublin Schools Juvenile 'B' Football title, 2-5 to 1-7.

At the end of a fiercely competitive opening period, Maynooth led 0-5 to 0-1 thanks to four perfectly measured frees by Niall Kinirons, with Colmcille's only score coming from Ross McClelland.

Points from Darragh Jones and Cillian Byrne reduced the deficit to two shortly after the restart, but Maynooth rallied spectacularly, with an outstanding goal from Maguire followed by a second from Foley giving the Moyglare Road outfit an eight-point cushion.

Colmcille's displayed tremendous character to reduce the margin to the minimum with five minutes left, following points from McClelland and Cillian Byrne (three) and an excellent goal from McClelland. But, with Cathal Duff and Aidan O Riain superbly anchoring their defence, the north Kildare side were able to hold out for victory.

Elsewhere, Chanel College were victorious in a six-goal thriller when defeating Coláiste Chiaráin 3-13 to 3-7 in the Juvenile Football 'D' final.