A goal midway through the first-half from wing-back David Boland and four unanswered points at the start of the second-half proved to be the pivotal score as St Brigid’s advanced to the semi-final of the Leinster Intermeidate Club Championship in very difficult conditions in Croghan last Sunday.
St Brigid’s 1-10
Killeshin (Laois) 0-9
With the rain getting ever heavier as the game progressed the Offaly side were the better side for much of the game but they had to hold off a late charge from Celebrity Bainisteoir finalists Killeshin.
St Brigid’s had to pick themselves up from the bitter disappointment of a defeat to parish rivals Rhode in the County Final but lead by fine displays from David Boland, Cian Donoghue, Bobby Troy and Ken Casey, St Brigid’s looked like a side who had put that defeat behind them and are now firmly focussed on the provincial campaign.
In the next round they will have a home game against the Wexford champions and if they perform to the same standard that they did for the majority of this game, they will be tough to beat.
SEE THIS WEEK’S OFFALY EXPRESS (OCTOBER 26) FOR FULL REPORT