KCFE Beat IT Tallaght In Higher Education Championship

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The KCFE team who beat IT Tallaght. Back Row: James Carmody, Brandon Patterson, Paul Sheerin, Chris Keane, Conlin O’Leary, Ryan Sheehan, Kieran O’Donoghue, Jordan Brick, Oisin O’Brien, Luke Heffernan, Jack O’Connor and Brian O’Shea. Front Row: Shawn Duggan, Mikie Casey, Wayne Duggan, Joe Looby, Cian Holden, James Duggan and Colin Sheehy.

KERRY College of Further Education Tralee had a great win in the Higher Education Championship (Corn na Mac Leinn) on Wednesday in John Mitchel’s sports grounds against Institute of Technology Tallaght.

This is the first year KCFE have competed at this level and they are now through to a quarter-final against University Ulster Magee.

KCFE led by a point at half time having played with a strong wind.  First half goals by Joe Looby and the ever dangerous Mikie Casey kept them in the game after a strong start from Tallaght.

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It was in the second half that KCFE showed their fighting spirit, despite being reduced to fourteen men against a gale of wind.

James Duggan ran the game from centre forward and Wayne Duggan from John Mitchels converted an excellent penalty after Mikie Casey was pulled down.

It was real backs to the wall stuff near the end as Tallaght piled on the pressure but KCFE held out for a great four point win on a score line of 3-13 to 3-09.

Best for KCFE were James and Wayne Duggan and Cian Holden (John Mitchels), Brandon Patterson and Joe Looby (Austin Stacks), Colin Sheehy (Finuge), Jordan Brick (Ardfert), Chris Keane (Kilcummin) and Mikie Casey (Dr. Crokes).

KCFE lined out as follows: Shawn Duggan; Paul Sheerin, Conlin O’Leary, Daniel Horgan; Cian Holden, Brandon Patterson, Chris Keane; Kieran O’Donoghue, Oisin O’Brien; Joe Looby, James Duggan, Colin Sheehy; Wayne Duggan, Jordan Brick, Mikie Casey. Subs used: Luke Heffernan and Ryan Sheehan

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