O Croinin spurs extra-time win
COLM O Croinin was the Colaiste Eoin hero as the all-Irish Stillorgan college edged out Castlecomer CS in the quarter-final at Carlow on Saturday.
It took extra-time to separate these very evenly matched sides and it was O Croinin's extra-time goal which proved decisive. In all, the No 10 scored 2-1 and got through a mountain of work, while left full-forward Oisin O Ruairc was an able ally with six points.
Castlecomer put up a very stern challenge and had they greater forward support for team captain and full-forward Charles O'Dwyer, would surely have reached the semi-finals.
O'Dwyer, a Laois minor for the past three years, hit 0-9 of his side's total.
SCORERS -- Colaiste Eoin: C O Croinin 2-1 (1-0f, 1 '65'), O O Ruairc 0-6 (3f, 1 '65'), C O Conbhui 0-2 (1 '65'), F Motherway 0-1. Castlecomer CS: C O'Dwyer 0-9 (7f, 1 '65'), R Holden 1-0, C Brennan 0-2, A Carron 0-1.
COLAISTE EOIN -- C MacGabhann; C O Seanan, R O Murchu, K O Ferghail; J Cliuntun, E O Cochartaigh, F O Riain Broin; C O Ceallachain, J O Faolain; C O Croinin, C O ConbhuiI, C O'Neill; O O Ruairc, D O Cathain, F Motherway. Subs: D O Gormlaigh for
O Faolain (42), M MacDonnacha for Gormley (60), S O Duill for O Cathain (76).
CASTLECOMER CS -- D Breen; C Wallace, D Shortall, P Cass; S McDermott, R Moran, S Rice; A Carron, P Delaney; L Maher, G Dunne, E Brennan; C Brennan, C O'Dwyer, E Bergin. Subs: C Delaney for Rice (35), R Holden for Delaney (65).
REF -- P Moran (Laois)