Galvin fires home insurance goal to see off battling Abbey
Col Na Sceilge 1-10
Abbey CBS Tipperary 1-4
Fielding eight of last year's All-Ireland Hogan Cup-winning side, Colaiste Na Sceilge were given a far tougher test than expected by a fired-up Abbey CBS Tipperary on a very heavy Glin pitch.
Colaiste Na Sceilge, with Kerry minor Max Thiemann dominant at midfield, started the better and corner-forward Barry O'Dwyer kicked over wonderful left-footed points inside the opening 10 minutes.
Two long-range frees from the boot of another Kerry minor, Eanna O'Connor, and another free from Stephen O'Dwyer saw Na Sceilge lead by 0-6 to 0-0 at the interval.
Ian Galvin secured victory in the second period when he blasted to the net in the 42nd minute. Sceilge now face an all-Kerry semi-final with St Brendan's, Killarney, on Feb 14.
Scorers -- Col Na Sceilge: E O'Connor 0-6 (0-4 f, 0-1 '45'), I Galvin 1-0, B O'Dwyer 0-3, S O'Dwyer 0-1f. Abbey CBS: B Lowry 1-1, D Leahy 0-2f, S Leahy 0-1
Colaiste Na Sceilge --D Horgan; B Murphy, O Clifford, N Fitzgerald; Padraig O'Sullivan, D Daly, P O'Sullivan; M Thiemann, J Curran; C Farley, S O'Dwyer, C Keatin; B O'Dwyer, E O'Connor, I Galvin. Subs: M O'Connor for C Keating (46), G Cronin for C Farley (50), D Daly for S O'Dwyer (56), C O'Sullivan for B Murphy (56)
Abbey CBS -- C Ryan; T O'Mahoney, P Dalton, M Hanley; E Landers, S Leahy, E Ryan; S O'Meara, J Power; D Leahy, N O'Donovan, K Bourke; B Lowry, S Dillon, N Daly. Subs: L Richardson for N Daly (h/t), M Ryan for K Bourke (46)
Ref -- M Mann (Limerick)