Our boys in Blue

Well done to past pupils Brendan Bentley and Niall O’Sullivan who have both won All Ireland minor football medals as subs on the Dublin team which defeated Meath on final day. Hopefully, they can go on to emulate our All Ireland senior medallists Paul Curran, Brian Stynes, Denis Bastick and Eoghan O’Gara. Here they are part of the school team which contested the Corn na nGearaltach final in 2005. Brendan played in a few of the matches in the Leinster championship and was also on the panel beaten in the final last year. Niall was called up to the squad during the summer following a great display for Templeogue Synge St. while marking Dublin’s star forward Cormac Costello.

Hard luck to Chris Bennett who played in both the Leinster final and All Ireland final drawn match for Dublin minor hurlers. They were beaten in the replay by Tipperary but Chris has two more years as a minor and maybe in the future he can be part of the first Dublin team to win the senior hurling title since the 1930s.