Monday 20 November 2017

O'Connor and Carey spark late recovery as Killorglin stay in the mix

Corn Ui Mhuiri Round-Up

IS Killorglin produced a superb late comeback against CBS HS Clonmel at Mallow to give themselves a great chance of reaching the quarter-finals.

IS Killorglin produced a superb late comeback against CBS HS Clonmel at Mallow to give themselves a great chance of reaching the quarter-finals.

Trailing by 1-8 to 1-4 with eight minutes to go in their Group 2 clash, Killorglin scored an unanswered 2-1 – the goals coming from Liam Carey and Niall O'Connor – to snatch victory.

Clonmel, with Conor Gleeson and Liam Boland on song, had led by 1-3 to 0-2 at half-time, Brendan Martin with the goal.

A green flag from Carey brought Killorglin to within a point, 1-5 to 1-4, in the second half but when Clonmel responded with three points they looked safe.

However Carey and O'Connor provided a sting in the tail.

Clonmel now face holders Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, knowing that they must win to stay in the competition.

Colaiste na Sceilge have progressed to the last eight as winners of Group 1 after they made it two wins from two against Clonakilty Community College in Fitzgerald Stadium.

The Cahersiveen school were 0-8 to 0-0 ahead inside the first quarter-hour, with Andy Quigley scoring four of those points.

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Jack O'Mahony, JP Maughan and Paul O'Regan scored for Clonakilty in the second half, but Sceilge never allowed them to mount a full fightback and the final score was 0-12 to 0-6.

Clonakilty now play the other team in the group, Colaiste Chriost Ri, for a place in the last eight as the group's runners-up.

Also progressing, from Group 3, are St Flannan's, who enjoyed a 2-14 to 1-8 win against Tralee CBS in Rathkeale.

With Tralee having already lost to De La Salle Macroom, this result eliminated them, and Macroom and Flannan's will play off for top spot in a fortnight.

The goals from Flannan's came courtesy of Ciaran Doohan and Padraic McNamara, while Eimhin Courtney notched six points.

The remaining section, Group 4, is finely poised after St Francis College, Rochestown beat Skibbereen's St Fachtna's De La Salle by 2-7 to 0-5 in Ballineen.

Aaron Ward and Sean O'Mahony both found the net for Rochestown inside the opening 12 minutes as they made the most of the strong wind behind them. At half-time they led by 2-4 to 0-2, Michael Hurley the only scorer for Fachtna's.

Points from him and Sean O'Donovan made it a two-goal game during the second half but Rochestown rallied again, with Ward scoring two points and Shane Kingston another as they ran out 2-7 to 0-5 winners.

Rochestown now face St Brendan's, who need a win to have any chance of progression.

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