O Se puts Clonmel to the sword
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne from Dingle showed they have lost none of the swagger they possessed last season as they cruised past Clonmel in Mallow yesterday.
The boys from west Kerry were dominant from the first whistle as they continued their quest to go one step further than the runners-up medal they collected last season.
Dara O Se was one of the stars of the show as he dominated proceedings in the middle third of the field and clocked up five points.
O Se was ably assisted in the middle of the pairc by Eanna O Conchuir. The duo showed purpose, passing and running intelligently throughout.
Centre-back Padraigh O Se, centre-forward Tomas O Caomhanaigh and winger Shane O hUallachain all produced tremendous displays in an impressive victory.
Scorers -- Chorca Dhuibhne: D O Se 0-5 (4f), T O Caomhanaigh 0-4 (1f), S O h-Uallachain, E O Conchuir 0-2 each, T O Se 0-1. Clonmel: T Kirwan 0-2 (2f), B Maher, C Gleeson, D Walsh 0-1 each.
CHORCA DHUIBHNE -- G O Currain; P O Dubhain, C O Luing, P O Conchuir; B O Suilleabhain, P O Se, M O Flatharta; D O Se, M O Caomhanaigh, T O Se, T O Caomhanaigh, J O Suilleabhain; S O hUallachain, E O Conchuir, M O Flannura. Subs: T Fahy for M O Caomhanaigh (h-t), S Muircheartaigh for S O hUallachain (50).
Clonmel -- E Commerford; T Cooney, R Mulcahy, S Nagle; P Looran, A McGuire, D Cass; K Fahy, B Maher; D Ryan, T Kirwan, C Gleeson; K Brown, S Ryan, R Clancy. Subs: P Whyte for K Fahy (45), E Keohane for T Cooney (50), D Walsh for K Brown (50), R Lyons for S Nagle (55), A Kevedaricius for A McGuire (55).
Ref -- J Birmingham (Cork).