Munster soccer success for Limerick school

TWO goals from Jamie Bromell helped Sexton Street CBS to another Munster Schools Soccer Cup CBS in the Pike Rovers grounds last Friday as they got the better of Colaiste Iosef, Kilmallock, 3-2 in an all-Limerick final.

TWO goals from Jamie Bromell helped Sexton Street CBS to another Munster Schools Soccer Cup CBS in the Pike Rovers grounds last Friday as they got the better of Colaiste Iosef, Kilmallock, 3-2 in an all-Limerick final.

Bromell got the first of his goals in the opening half when he volleyed home a spectacular effort from the edge of the box on 30 minutes.

But the Kilmallock school, appearing in their first final at this grade, were level within a minute. Sean Finn was on target from close range as his shot went in off the post.

It stayed that way until the break and Kilmallock started the second half brightly. Finn almost put them into the lead but Sexton Street captain Jamie Stewart pulled off a fine save to keep the game tied at 1-1.

And Stewart had to be at his best again moments later when he palmed away a decent Mike Conaghan shot after good work by the impressive Barry Sheedy.

Sexton Street absorbed the pressure though and were rewarded with 20 minutes remaining when Niall McNamara headed home at the far post after a free from Lee White.

White was again central six minutes later when his corner found Bromell who headed them into a 3-2 lead.

Barry Sheedy pulled one back for Kilmallock in injury time but at that stage it was too late to make a difference and was just mere consolation.

It was a fine display from Kilmallock who are new to this level but Sexton Street will now turn their attention to the All Ireland stages as they look to add their third national title of recent years.