Monday 23 October 2017

Pobalscoil survive O Conchuir dismissal to breeze past Fermoy

PS Chorca Dhuibhne 0-10
St Colman's fermoy 0-3

DESPITE going a grand total of 34 minutes without a score, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne still proved far too strong for St Colman's Fermoy.

A stiff breeze turned the match into the proverbial game of two halves, as the west Kerry school went with the wind in the first half to good effect, leading 0-6 to 0-1 at half-time.

Even though Fermoy reduced the margin to three points with 10 minutes left, Pobalscoil finished stronger to seal a semi-final meeting with De La Salle Macroom.

The only downside for Pobalscoil -- who had Paidi O Se's son Padraig at right half-back -- was the sending off of Sean Dinny O Conchuir midway through the second half for a second bookable offence.

scorers --Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: T O Caomhanaigh 0-3, P O Murchu, G Mac an tSaoir 0-2 each, R O Beaglaoi, B O Conaill, E O Cinnedie 0-1 each. St Colman's Fermoy: N Byrne (0-1f) K Morrison (0-1f), G Hogan 0-1 each.

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne -- G O Currain; E O Grifin, C O Gealbhain, M O Flannura; P O Se, A O Dubhain, R O Beaglaoi; P O Murchu, MS O Grifin; B O Dubhain, SD O Conchuir, D MacGearailt; G Mac an tSaoir, T O Caomhanaigh, B O Conaill Subs: A Ryle for MacGearailt, S Feirtear for MS O Grifin and E O Cinnedie for B O Dubhain.

St Colman's Fermoy -- S Burke; S O'Brien, B Carroll, E Maye; L Whelan, N Byrne, G Burke; S Finn, D O'Carroll; D O'Reilly, G Hogan, S Shanahan; K Morrison, D Tobin, M Pyne Subs: R Murphy for O'Reilly, R Fenton for Maye, FJ Tyhan for Tobin.

Ref -- Donie Cahill (Tipperary).

Irish Independent

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