Leinster Colleges Championship

Dundalk Colleges suffer agonising exit from Leinster 'A' Championship

Leslie Toal's men were defeated by Offaly Schools on Saturday

Caoimhín Reilly

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Dundalk Colleges suffer agonising exit Leinster 'A' Championship

Having lost the recent Lennon Cup semi-final with the CBS, Peter McStravick felt more anguish as part of the Dundalk Colleges team on Saturday. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Leinster 'A' Colleges Championship

Dundalk Colleges 0-12 Offaly Schools 2-8

Dundalk Colleges exited the Leinster 'A' Championship at DkIT on Saturday afternoon.

With the fixture having been confirmed at very short notice, the task was always going to be a difficult one for Leslie Toal's men and it became an even greater hurdle when the visitors scored a goal within minutes of the throw-in.

To their credit, Dundalk battled back and brought the deficit to the minimum on occasions in both halves, however, an equaliser was never forthcoming.

Adam Finnegan - Dundalk's top-performer and scorer with five-points - was unlucky to see a first-half penalty come out off the inside of the post, while the impressive James Prendergast also hit the woodwork in the second-half.

Dundalk 'keeper Shane Barron kept his side in with a chance by saving a second-half penalty, while substitute Gerry Curran raised two white flags. Unfortunately, though, they were unable to reel Offaly in.

Dundalk Colleges: Shane Barron (CBS & St. Joseph's); Tiernan Weldon (Marist & Clan na Gael), Danny Corcoran (DLS & Geraldines), Conor Garland (DLS & St. Mochta's); Gabriel Bell (DLS & St. Joseph's), Matthew Fee (Dundalk Grammar & Geraldines), Ronan Greene (DLS & Geraldines); Pádraig Fallon (CBS & Dundalk Gaels), Jack Reid (Dundalk Grammar & Geraldines); Ciarán McMahon (DLS & St. Mochta's), Adam Finnegan (DLS & St. Patrick's), Peter McStravick (CBS & Dundalk Young Irelands); Ultan McEnaney (CBS & Kilkerley Emmets), James Prendergast (CBS & Dundalk Young Irelands), Feidhelm Joyce (Dundalk Grammar & Geraldines)

Subs: Cain Bromley (DLS & Dundalk Gaels) for Garland, Gerry Curran (DLS & Clan na Gael) for Fallon, Conor McGailey (DLS & Dowdallshill) for Reid, Cian O'Donoghue (Marist & Dundalk Young Irelands) for McStravick), Craig Lennon (DLS & St. Mochta's) for McEnaney