Saturday 19 August 2017

O Duibhir switch pays off for Eoin


SUBSTITUTES Conchur O Duibhir and Cian O Ceallachain were instrumental in Colaiste Eoin powering their way to a deserved victory in this semi-final at Pairc Tailteann.

O Ceallachain, who came on at the start of the second half, played a crucial role in attack, scoring two vital points.

O Duibhir's introduction was even more noteworthy as he struck for his side's vital second goal on 53 minutes. That propelled the Stillorgan school into a 2-8 to 0-12 lead, and O Ceallachain extended it almost immediately with a point.

Three points from John Rock and another from his twin brother Martin were the highlight of the opening period as Moate led 0-5 to 0-2, while the winners ended the half with a goal from Maitias Mac Donncha which gave them a 1-4 to 0-6 lead going in at the break.

SCORERS -- Colaiste Eoin: M Mac Donncha, C O Duibhir 1-0 each, D O Cathmhaoil 0-3 (1f), C O Ceallachain, C O Neill (2f) 0-2 each, J Clintiun, C O Croinin 0-1 each. Moate CS: C Bradley 0-4f, N O'Brien (2f), J Rock 0-3 each, M Rock 0-2, D McCormack (f), L Kelly 0-1 each.

COLAISTE EOIN -- L O Ceallaigh; C O Fainin, L O Treasaigh, S O Caomhanaigh; J Clintiun, E O Dochartaigh, C O Fearghail; R Mac Daibheid, O Breathnach; R O Meachar, M Mac Donncha, C O Croinin; C O Neill, D O Cathmhaoil, O O Ruairc. Subs: C O Ceallachain for O Meachar (h-t), C O Duibhir for O Caomhanaigh (41).

MOATE CS -- J Kinahan; J O'Kelly-Lynch, L Colgan, R Gorman; J Rock, J Ganly, L Kelly; D McCormack, P Holloway; C Allen, C Bradley, A Scanlon; M Rock, N O'Brien, L Dolan. Subs: E Coughlan for Scanlon (38), R Farrell for Allen (56)

REF -- J Curley (Meath).

Irish Independent

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