Thursday 8 December 2016

Codyre holds nerve in war of attrition to kick Colaiste Iognaid into decider

Colaiste Iognaid 6-0 Marist College

Published 10/03/2016 | 02:30

Colaiste Iognaid's win saw them progress to the Senior Cup final Stock photo: Sportsfile
Colaiste Iognaid's win saw them progress to the Senior Cup final Stock photo: Sportsfile

Colaiste Iognaid captain Morgan Codyre led by example as he kicked his school into their first provincial Senior Cup decider since 2011 with a couple of penalties at the Sportsground.

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The Galway city school were the dominant side throughout but it was a closely-fought contest and only Codyre was able to impact on the scoreboard after a scoreless first half.

Marist got their first chance from a penalty four minutes after half-time, but Luke Carty - brother of Connacht out-half Jack - was unable to convert.

That paved the way for Colaiste Iognaid to take control again and Codyre slotted his first penalty in the 49th minute. And he made the game safe when he found the target eight minutes from time to book a place in next Wednesday's final against Garbally College.

Scorers - Colaiste Iognaid: M Codyre 2 pens

Colaiste Iognaid - D Codyre; C McCabe (C Briscoe 56), R Hunt, J Hill, D Molloy (M Higgins 65); M Codyre, J Byrne; A Corbett, C Fallon, G Keane; A Mannion, R Gorey; C Parson, F Durkin, J Gallagher

Marist College - J O'Keefe; F Cooke, C Reid, L Carty, K Jocher; M Hanley, P Browne; J Kelly, T Prendergast, D McGlynn; J Curley, J Milling; R Teape (J Donoghue 45), K Rigney, B Collins

Ref - J Cairns

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