BY KIERAN McCARTHY
A CAHERAGH teenager played a starring role as Good Counsel, New Ross won the Leinster post-primary schools’ senior A football final on Saturday afternoon at Dr Cullen Park in Carlow.
Wing forward Jason Shiely – son of Liam and Eileen – scored 0-4 (3f) as the Wexford college won their first title at this grade since 1999.
What’s more the West Cork native also celebrated his 18th birthday on Saturday, and in the best possible fashion.
Jason, who played underage with Tadhg MacCarthaigh, and his family moved to South Kilkenny in 2011 and he now plays his club GAA with
where he has made a big impact over the last few years.
Youngest brother to Eddie, Liam and Amy, Good Counsel star Jason has been a key man in his school’s run to the final, as he also chipped in with three frees in their 0-10 to 0-6 semi-final win against St Mels.
The last year Good Counsel won this competition, 16 years ago, they went on to the win the Hogan Cup – an omen, perhaps.