Marist's six of best stuns Wicklow
Marist College 6-16 Wicklow Schools 2-10
Marist College advanced with an emphatic win over Wicklow Schools at Kiltoom.
Aided by a truly bizarre goal by Conor Marlowe – Sean O'Brien's attempted clearance deflecting off the full-forward and into the net – the Marist led 2-7 to 2-2 at half-time.
Marist held this lead despite having played against the wind. Marist's other goal in the first half was a poacher's strike from Michael Monaghan.
For their part, the Wicklow combination side took both of their goals brilliantly. On 11 minutes, Mikey O'Connor hit a left-foot shot into the bottom corner; and, later in the half, Garry Allen found the top corner with the pick of the eight scored on the day.
Charlie McMickan grabbed a second goal, before further goals from the excellent Brian Stack and Marlowe decorated the victory. Good Counsel, New Ross await in the semi-finals.
Scorers – Marist College: C McMickan (0-1f), C Marlowe (0-1 '45', 0-1f) 2-3 each; M Monaghan 1-3; N Neary 0-4 (1f); B Stack 1-0; T Byrne 0-2; L Carty 0-1. Wicklow Schools: G Allen 1-1; N Hughes 0-4 (4fs); M O'Connor 1-0; P O'Connor 0-2; D Walsh, C Byrne, M Lennon 0-1 each.
Marist College – S Mannion; A Daly, M Daly, F Farrell; M Nolan, R Curley, L Carty; S Omukoro, G Delaney; M Curley, N Neary, T Byrne; M Monaghan, C Marlowe, B Stack. Subs: C McMickan for R Curley (31); A Garvey for Nolan (41); C Gleeson for Neary (BC, 48); J McDonnell for Byrne (52); E Cunnane for Delaney (52); J Martin for M Daly (57).
Wicklow Schools – I Murphy; S O'Brien, E Murtagh, S Lohan; E Marah, R Marron, D Walsh; N Hughes, E Baker; C Byrne, G Allen, S Cruise; M Cullen, M Lennon, M O'Connor. Subs: B Behan for Cruise (24); S Vickers for Walsh (24); B Miley for O'Brien (38); P O'Connor for Marah (41); D McBride for M O'Connor (47); J Dunne for Baker (52).
Ref – D Brazil (Offaly).