Tuesday 28 March 2017

Charleville march on despite Cunningham leveller

Charleville CBS 3-10
St Caimins Shannon 2-13
Midleton CBS 7-17
Kerry Colleges 2-3
Our Lady's Templemore 5-21
Colaiste Chriost Ri 0-9
St Flannan's 5-25
De La Salle 2-6

Though Aaron Cunningham tied the game for St Caimins with a last-second free, the draw meant that Charleville CBS made it through to the quarter-finals for the first time in 16 years after a thrilling contest at Ballybrown.

Charleville progressed by a single point on score difference.

Scorers -- Charleville CBS: J O'Brien, P O'Callaghan (0-1f) 1-4 each, D Reidy 1-0, M Kavanagh 0-2. St Caimins: A Cunningham 1-10 (0-7f), A Mulready 1-0, C Deasy, S Liddy, S Lynch 0-1 each.

Charleville CBS -- T J Garvey; S Butler, J Madigan, J Walsh; A Dennehy, D Reidy, C Twomey; M O'Loughlin, D Sheehy; J Morrissey, M Kavanagh, T Rae; P O'Callaghan, J O'Brien, D Copps. Subs: G Kelleher for Copps (48), S Fitzgibbon for Morrissey (58).

St Caimins -- R McAuliffe; B Carey, D Ryan, S O'Leary; S Kelleher, N O'Connor, C O'Brien; K McCafferty, F Melody; S Liddy, A Mulready, D Collins; S Lynch, A Cunningham, C Deasy. Subs: S Gleeson for Collins (44).

Ref -- M Mann (Ballybrown).

A BRILLIANT start from Midleton CBS paved the way for a comfortable passage into the quarter-finals at Charleville yesterday afternoon. A first-half hat-trick from Danny Morrissey teed the Cork side up for their handy success.

Scorers -- Midleton CBS: D Morrissey 4-4, C Lehane 1-7 (0-5f), P White 1-2, B Lawton 0-2, M Hennessy 1-1, D Walsh 0-1. Kerry Colleges: P Boyle 2-1 (2-0f), K O'Sullivan, T Casey 0-1 each.

MIDLETON CBS -- W McCarthy; N O'Regan, K Burke, L Coughlan; I Kennefick, D Dineen, A Gosnell; D Cahill, L O'Driscoll; B Lawton, C Walsh, C Lehane; D Morrissey, M Hennessy, P White. Subs: R Kennedy for Morrissey (40), D Walsh for C Walsh (43), C Cronin for O'Driscoll (43), D Coleman for Lawton (48), W Leahy for White (54).

KERRY COLLEGES -- K Fitzgibbon; T McElligott, D Fitzell, D Lynch; J Spillane, T Barrett, C Savage; D Collins, K O'Sullivan; D Leahy, P Boyle, S Leahy; P McGrath, K Fitzgerald, R Heffernan. Subs: T Allen for Lynch (38), T Casey for S Leahy (44).

Ref -- S Hourigan (Limerick).

Our Lady's of Templemore coasted to a routine victory against Colaiste Chriost Ri at Ballygiblin yesterday.

Three early goals, from Oisin Jordan, Shane Hassett and Eoin Bourke, put the Tipp side on the way to victory.

Scorers -- Our Lady's Templemore: O Jordan 2-2, S Hassett 1-3, L Treacy 0-6, M Kelly 0-4 (0-2f), L McGrath 0-3 (0-2f), J McGrath, E Bourke 1-0 each, B McGrath 0-2, C O'Riordan 0-1. Colaiste Chriost Ri: T Lawrence 0-4 (0-2f), S O'Keeffe 0-2, L Fogarty, I Lucey, E Finn 0-1 each.

OUR LADY'S, TEMPLEMORE -- J Burke; J Neland, K Kennedy, T Meade; L Mullally, T Hamell, J Moloney; L Treacy, C O'Riordan; L McGrath, S Hassett, J McGrath; M Kelly, E Bourke, O Jordan. Subs: D Donnelly for Meade (38), M Hogan for J McGrath (44), B McGrath for L McGrath (44), A O'Riordan for Treacy (50), K O'Connell for Jordan (50).

COLAISTE CHRIOST RI -- P Rooney; S O'Brien, E Ahern, S Cronin; L Corry, E Finn, K Coughlan; J Ryan, E Smith; T Lawrence, TJ Murphy, I Lucey; L Fogarty, S O'Keeffe, E Dennehy.

Ref -- J Reale (Limerick).

With St Flannan's having already qualified for the quarter-final stages and De La Salle out of the race, there was little at stake when these sides met at Cahir yesterday.

St Flannan's quickly took control of the game and goals from Conor O'Gorman and Tony Kelly helped them into a commanding lead at the half-time interval on a score of 2-10 to 0-4.

They continued to dominate in the second half. Further goals from Eoin Enright, Peter Duggan and James Sweeney rubbed salt into De La Salle wounds as St Flannan's turned on the style to emerge comprehensive winners.

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