Moriarty on song as Tralee prove too hot
Tralee CBS 0-14 ~
Corca Dhuibhne 2-4
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Tralee CBS opened their Corn Ui Mhuiri campaign with a comprehensive victory over Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne at Annascaul yesterda, and it was only a last-minute goal by Padraig O Dubhnain that made the scoreline somewhat more respectable for the losers.
'The Green' dominated from the very outset in every area of the pitch, with defenders Laurence Bastible, Martin Tierney and birthday boy Robert O'Shea curbing a very poor Corca Dhuibhne attack. At midfield, John C O'Connor and Sean Walsh (younger brother of Tommy) won a lot of ball, despite the heroics of Ryan O Beaglaoi.
However, it was the fleet-footed Tralee attack that tormented the over-worked Corca Dhuibhne defence with Jamie Moriarty, Niall Sheehy and Danny Carroll really catching the eye.
Tralee played with the wind in the opening half and led 0-7 to 1-1 at half-time, with Moriarty kicking five points, while Jake Moran and Carroll got a point each. Corca Dhuibhne got a fortuitous 25th-minute goal from Adrian O Raoill which kept them in the hunt.
However, Tralee CBS secured success with an explosive start to the second half as they ran Corca Dhuibhne ragged, shooting four unanswered points from Danny Carroll, Shane O'Callaghan, Moriarty and Sheehy as they moved seven clear. O Dubhain's late goal only took the gloss off the scoreboard.
Scorers -- Tralee CBS: J Moriarty 0-7 (0-4f), S O'Callaghan 0-3, D O'Carroll 0-2, J Moran, N Sheehy 0-1 each. Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: A O Raoill, P O Dubhnain 1-0 each, T O Ciobhain (0-1f), S O Diomsaigh (0-1f), M O Flannura, E O Conchuir 0-1 each.
Tralee CBS -- A O'Donnell; M Tierney, L Bastible, A Crean; J Moran, R O'Shea, C Deane; J C O'Connor, S Walsh; N Sheehy, S Moloney, I McCarthy; S Lyons, S O'Callaghan, J Moriarty. Subs: D O'Carroll for S Lyons, R Quill for S O'Callaghan, A Kastrati for J Moran .
Ps Chorca Dhuibhne -- C Mac Gearailt; N O hUallachain, C O'Luing, P O Conchuir; P O Dubhain, P O'Se, J O Suilleabhain; T O Ciobhain, R O Beaglaoi; A O Raoill, S O Diomsaigh, D O Se; M O Ciobhain, E O Conchuir, M O Flannura. Subs: G O Currain for E O Conchuir, S O Grifin for M O Flannura, D de Brun for M O Ciobhain.
Ref -- T McCarthy (Castleisland Desmonds).