Brilliant Naas CBS march on to All Ireland PPS final

Mickey McGovern leads the way with eight points

Tommy Callaghan


Tommy Callaghan


Naas CBS v Kerry

Alex Beirne, Naas CBS

Naas CBS booked their place in the PPS All Ireland football final following a brilliant 0-20 to 0-14 over Kerry and Munster champions Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne of Kerry.

The Munster champions led at the break 0-9 to 0-8, Naas having missed a penalty while also kicking eight wides.

On the resumption the Kildare boys took control with Mickey McGovern putting on a man-of-the match display scoring eight points in total as they gradually pulled clear to book a place in next weekend's All Ireland final where they will meet a team from Ennisksillen.

Scorers: Naas, Mickey mcGovern 0-8 (4 free), Eoin Conneff 0-2, Alex Beirne 0-4, Tony O'Connell 0-1, Drew Costello 0-1, Dermot Hanafin 0-1, Paddy McDermott 0-1, Simon Murphy 0-1, Dermot Hanafin 0-1.

Pobailscoil Chorcha Dhuibhne: Dylan Ó Geibheannaigh 0-5 (1 free), Ruaiddhri Ó Beaglaoich 0-4 (3 frees), Cillian Ó Failbhe 0-1, Cathal Ó Beaglaoich 0-1, Deividas Uosis 0-2 (2 frees), Conor Ó Flannúra 0-1.

NAAS CBS: Dave Morrissey (Naas); John Lawler (Blessington), Conall Ó Gallahobhair (Blessington), Jack Hamill, cpt (Raheens); Kevin Quinn (Blessington), Eoin Archbold (Naas), Liam Broderick (Ballytmore Eustace); Jack Cleary (Naas); Liam Broderick (Ballymore Eustace);

Tony O'Connor (Two Mile House), Alex Beirne (Naas), Drew Costello; Mickey McGovern (Raheens), Dermot Hanifin (Naas), Eoin Conneff (Eadestown). Subs: Paddy McDermott for Kevin Kelleher (31 minutes); Simon Murphy (Ballymore Eustace) for Drew Costello (44 minutes); Rian Monaghan (Naas) for Liam Broderick(51 minutes); Murray O'Byrne (Robertstown) for Dermot Hanafin (56 minutes); Aidan Cassidy.

POBALSCOIL CHORCA DHUIBHNE: Deividas Uosis; Conor Ó Flannúra, Tomás Ó Dubháin, Seamus Ó Loingsigh; Stevan Ó Conchúir, Gearóid Ó Leichinn, Sean Óg Ó Moráin; James Aghas, Colm Ó Muircheartaigh; Chriostóir Ó Catháin, Cillian Ó Failbhe, Colin Ó Muircheartaigh; Dylan Ó Geibheannaigh, Cathal Ó Beaglaoich, Ruaiddhri Ó Beaglaoich. Subs: Conn Ó Riagáin for James Aghas (black card 22 minutes).

REFEREE: James Molloy, Galway.