Confusion reigns as ref abandons clash at half-time
Colaiste Eoin 0-5
Scoil IOSA 0-4
Yesterday's Dublin SF 'A' Schools Cup semi-final between Scoil Iosa of Malahide and Colaiste Eoin of Stillorgan ended at half-time as referee Dave Feeney, to the bemusement of all present, decided to abandon the match.
Malahide's David Sweeney received his marching orders on the 27-minute mark after earning his second yellow card for dissent.
In the immediate aftermath of this sending-off, a Malahide mentor was sent from the line for questioning the referee while further questioning of this decision at half-time by another Scoil Iosa mentor led to Feeney refusing to emerge for the second half.
The tie now remains stalled at half-time with Colaiste Eoin leading by a point.
Scorers -- Colaiste Eoin: C Mac Gearailt 0-2, D Sutcliffe (0-1f), P O' Dalaigh, A O'Maoilmhiaigh (0-1f) 0-1 each Scoil Iosa: E Byrne, F Carney, K O'Flynn, G Sweeney 0-1 each.
Colaiste Eoin -- E Daltuin; S O' Seasnain, E O' Loinsigh, C Mac Bineid; G O' Fogartaigh, M Schutte, J Mac Cionnaith; S Mac Craith, D Stucliffe; B O Murchu, P O Dalaigh, C O Deaghdha; C Mac Gearailt, D O Caoimh, A O Maoilmhsigh.
Scoil Iosa -- S O'Brien; B Shennan, E Boyne, S Whyte; D Lidwell, M Barry, D Cahill; C Burke, F Cahill; C Meaney, K Clarke, F Carney; L O'Flynn, S Halligan, G Sweeney Subs: C McCarthy for Fionn Cahill (2).
Salesian College 4-10
Colaiste Choilm 1-07
Three first-half goals set Salesian College of Celbridge on their way as they ran out comfortable winners in the Leinster SF 'B' final at St Conleth's Park in Newbridge yesterday.
Full-forward Dylan Corcoran got the Kildare side off to a flying start with a well-placed shot that found the net after just three minutes.
Colm Smyth, with two, and Fergal Conway added further goals and even Martin Holleran's late consolation goal couldn't take the shine off a very polished victory for Salesian.
SCORERS -- Salesian College: C Smyth 2-2, F Conway 1-3, D Corcoran 1-0, P Brophy, G Keegan, D Hughes, C Plunkett, M O'Grady 0-1 each. Colaiste Choilm: M Holleran 1-2, S Keogh 0-2, M Hayes, D Hogan, E Carroll 0-1 each.
Salesian College -- S McNamara; K Ryan, S Murphy, N Donnelly; P Markey, M O'Grady, S Mooney; C Plunkett, C Kenny; P Brophy, F Conway, G Keegan; D Hughes, D Corcoran, C Smyth. Subs: J Morrissey for Corcoran (19), C Daly for Markey (29), D Collins for Brophy (51).
Colaiste Choilm -- D Molloy; E Wyer, D Mangan, C Sheridan; B Corcoran, M Hughes, D Corcoran; D Hogan, E Carroll; S Keogh, B Norris, M Dempsey; M Hayes, J Darby, M Holleran. Subs: S Heffernan for Hogan (34), J Kinihan for Wyer (40).
Ref -- Brian O'Shea (Westmeath).
Loreto Grammar School 2-10
Colaiste Na Sceilge 3-5
Loreto Grammar School, Omagh, deservedly booked their place in this year's Tesco All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Post Primary Final following a pulsating tussle with Colaiste na Sceilge in Ferbane yesterday.
Loreto's win came courtesy of the 10 minutes each side of half-time where they scored a goal and five unanswered points, three from the excellent Eva Hicks at full-forward.
Scorers -- Loreto Grammar: E Hicks 1-4, T McCusker 1-1, T McGarvey 0-3, C McManus, C McCabe 0-1 each. Colaiste na Sceilge: M O'Connell 2-1, S Dillon 1-4 (0-2f).
Loreto Grammar -- S Lynch; U McCullough, T McLoughlin, C McGovern; C Gallagher, C McMenamin, E Tierney; G McGreed, C McDonald; S Kelly, C McMahon, C McNabbe; T McCusker, E Hicks, K McGarvey.
Colaiste na Sceilge -- E O'Driscoll; S O'Connell, S Kelly, P O'Sullivan; J Curran, B O'Sullivan, R Kissane; S Sheehan, L O'Sullivan; J O'Mahony, M O'Connell, E Galvin; S Dillon, L Curran, A O'Sullivan. Subs: D Curran for J Curran, A Fitzgerald for R Kissane, L O'Sullivan for A O'Sullivan.
Ref -- K Delahunty (Tipperary).