Wednesday 28 September 2016

O'Dwyer hat-trick not enough

Published 14/01/2016 | 02:30

Lyndon Fairbrother scored 1-6 as Our Lady’s, Templemore beat Castletroy College 1-18 to 3-5 in the quarter-finals at Toomevara.
Lyndon Fairbrother scored 1-6 as Our Lady’s, Templemore beat Castletroy College 1-18 to 3-5 in the quarter-finals at Toomevara.

Lyndon Fairbrother scored 1-6 as Our Lady's, Templemore beat Castletroy College 1-18 to 3-5 in the quarter-finals at Toomevara.

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The tone was set from the off, with Fairbrother bagging 1-3 inside 10 minutes, but a Castletroy revival cut the gap to 1-11 to 3-3 by half-time, with Mark O'Dwyer getting a hat-trick of goals.

Castletroy were too reliant of O'Dwyer, however, and Templemore were stronger in the second half, with Jamie Bergin and Gerry Kelly on target as they pulled clear.

In the semi-finals, Templemore will face De La Salle of Waterford, who beat Nenagh CBS 0-13 to 0-10 in Kilmallock.

With the sides level at 0-5 each at half-time, four unanswered points by Harry Ruddle (two), Michael Mahony and Paul Hennebry put De La Salle firmly in control early in the second half, and Nenagh could not reel them in.

St Colman's College overcame CBC 2-12 to 0-11 in their Cork derby in Mallow. Stephen Condon scored 1-6 for the Fermoy school, who led by 1-5 to 0-5 at half-time, Kyle Cronin having scored the first-half goal.

In the other game, last year's beaten finalists St Francis College, Rochestown went down 2-11 to 1-7 against Ardscoil Ris.

Paul O'Brien impressed for Ardscoil in the first half before goals John Flynn and David Fitzgerald decided the outcome.

Irish Independent

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