Tuesday 16 July 2019

Ó Beaglaoich's late strike saves title-holders

 

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne edged past St Flannan's College at Killeedy yesterday. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne edged past St Flannan's College at Killeedy yesterday. Stock photo: Sportsfile

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Ruairí Ó Beaglaioch's late goal kept Corn Uí Mhuirí holders Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in this year's competition as they edged past St Flannan's College at Killeedy yesterday.

With time almost up, the Ennis school led the quarter-final tie by 0-5 to 1-3, but Ó Beaglaioch was on hand to fire home in the 60th minute.

Darren O'Brien's goal helped the Ennis school to lead by 1-2 to 0-3 at half-time.

Cathal Ó Beaglaioch and Dylan Ó Géibheannaigh had PS Chorca Dhuibhne level in a low-scoring second half and though Kevin Keane put Flannan's ahead again, it wasn't enough.They will face St Francis College, Rochestown, in the semi-final after they were 3-8 to 1-10 winners over Coláiste Choilm in Ballygarvan.

Early goals from Adam Cantwell and Adam Hennessy had Rochestown in a strong position but Seán McCarthy's goal helped Ballincollig back within a point by half-time.

Lead

Cantwell got a second goal and Conor Russell was among the points in the second half as Rochestown extended the lead.

The other all-Cork clash was won by Clonakilty CC, who saw off Bandon's Hamilton High School by 1-7 to 0-5 in Newcestown.

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Clonakilty led by 0-4 to 0-3 at half-time and though Billy Murphy and Fionn Herlihy soon had Bandon ahead, they didn't score again.

JP Eady and Brian White were on hand as Clonakilty pushed ahead and Ciarán O'Neill's late goal made sure of victory.

Killarney's St Brendan's College will oppose Clonakilty in the last four following a 2-17 to 3-9 win against Tralee CBS in Killarney.

Conor Hayes and Seán Quilter had early goals as Tralee led by 2-3 to 0-4 but Ryan Grady's green flag left Brendan's 1-9 to 2-5 ahead at half-time. Emmet O'Shea's goal on the three-quarter mark made it 2-15 to 2-8 and though Tralee sub Darragh Reen did get a late goal, Killarney weren't to be denied.

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