first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest TAGS2005Knockbeg CollegeRemember the Game RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Electric Picnic This time it was in their de facto home ground in Dr Cullen Park in Carlow and there was no arguing with their 0-11 to 1-5 win as they put in a powerful second-half performance.Donie Brennan, who had played in the Leinster senior final the previous summer for Laois, pulled the strings for Knockbeg at centre-forward while David Conway and Sean O’Shea caused plenty of problems inside. Those three scored nine of the 11 points between them.“Chris Conway and John Rouse have assembled another fine team and talk of a Leinster title certainly isn’t outlandish,” reported the Leinster Express report that week.“With such a quality forward line and with the likes of Shane O’Neill, David Lynskey and Simon Shortall working tirelessly they will take a bit of beating. Colm Munnelly and Paddy Fleming provide a solid base further back too.“They have the ability and they have that trademark spirit that has defined Knockbeg teams for so long. This could be their year.”And it was. A thrilling win over St Mel’s of Longford saw them claim the Leinster title and they later won the All Ireland by beating St Mary’s of Galway in Semple Stadium.You can check out some of Alf Harvey’s photos from their win over St Pat’s below.SCORERS – Knockbeg College: David Conway 0-4 (all frees), Sean O’Shea 0-3, Donie Brennan 0-2, Colm Doran 0-1 (free), Brendan O’Shea 0-1. St Pat’s: SKevin Mulvaney 1-0, John Fagan 0-2, Shane O’Rourke 0-2 (one free), Cathal O’Dwyer 0-1KNOCKBEG COLLEGE: Colm Munnelly; Shane Buggy, Paddy Fleming, Declan Kelly; David l.ynskey, Pat Maloney, Simon Shortall; Brendan O’Shea, Shane O’Neill; Paddy Byrne, Sean Ramsbottom, Colm Doran; Sean O’Shea, Donie Brennan, David Conway. Sub: John White for Buggy (34)ST PAT’S, NAVAN: Mark McCabe; Paddy Murray, Cormac McGuinness, Sean Conaty; Darren Mallon, Niall McMahon, David McGuire; Shane O’Rourke, Michael O’Rourke; Cian Byrne, Kevin Mulvaney, John Fagan; Sean Kealin, Eoin Elliott, Cathal O’DwyerThe Knockbeg team that beat St Pat’s of Navan in 2005 Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Previous articleLaois GAA opt to postpone annual county board draw until April as tickets now available to buy onlineNext articleOnline fundraiser launched in honour of late Laois teacher following sad passing LaoisToday Reporter The Knockbeg team that beat St Pat’s of Navan in 2005 Knockbeg College 0-11 St Pat’s 1-52005 Leinster Colleges SFC ‘A’ Quarter-finalLaois football was enjoying success across the grades and competitions in the mid 2000s and Knockbeg College were very much to the fore in that as they established themselves as a force in the ‘A’ grade competitions.Having won the Leinster ‘B’ title in 2003, they reached the ‘A’ final in 2004 in their first year back at that level, only to lose an epic extra time battle to Colm O’Rourke’s St Pat’s of Navan.The famed Meath school went on and won the All Ireland that year but by the following spring, Knockbeg were ready to do battle with them again. SEE ALSO – Check out more games from our Remember the Game series here Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd February 2021 Home We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: Knockbeg take scalp of All Ireland champions in 2005 We Are LaoisRemember the Game Remember the Game: Knockbeg take scalp of All Ireland champions in 2005last_img read more