O'Rorke goal key as Trinity prevail
Trinity College Dublin 2-11 Liverpool Hope Univ 0-7
Second-half goals from Barry O'Rorke and Leo Turley drove Trinity to victory at Dangan on Saturday.
With Dublin panellist Sean Murray outstanding when switched to full- back, Trinity were 0-5 to 0-4 ahead at the break. And two minutes after the restart, O'Rorke reacted smartly to bundle the ball over the line after Darragh Daly's shot was blocked.
Substitute Cathal McHugh and Tomas Corrigan added points before Turley decorated Trinity's win with a late insurance goal.
Scorers -- Trinity College: L Turley 1-2 (2f), B O'Rorke 1-1, T Corrigan 0-4 (3f), D Daly, P McPadden, C McHugh, M O'Sullivan 0-1 each. Liverpool Hope: F Cassidy 0-4f, F Hegarty, F O'Dubhghaill, M Higgins 0-1 each.
Trinity College -- D Byrne; M Boyle, K Fitzgerald, J McPadden; C O'Donoghue, S Murray, S Gaughan; D Daly, P O'Higgins; P McPadden, M O'Sullivan, B O'Rorke; L Turley, T Corrigan, A Hurley. Subs: C McHugh for Boyle (25), T English for Daly (41), S Higgins for Gaughan (53), E O'Siochru for O'Sullivan (55).
Liverpool Hope -- M O'Maonaigh; A Brannigan, P McGurk, A McPherson; C O'Tedore, M Higgins, M Hughes; F Hegarty, R O'Slegend; M McCartan, F Cassidy, D McEntee; F O'Dubhghaill, C Harper, C McLeod. Subs: J Hughes for O'Slegend (47), C Lynch for Cassidy (58).
Ref -- M Duffy (Sligo).
Cork edge victory
The Rebels sealed the spoils here for the third time in five seasons -- and boss Hughie Murphy has called for the return of this competition as it enters into a two-year hiatus.
Gearoid Finn's 56th-minute free sealed victory in Templetuohy, as Kildare's Kelvan McNally missed a late free to earn extra-time.
Kerry native Murphy smiled: "Christy Cooney or Pauric Duffy won't be ringing me asking for my opinion, but it's definitely worth keeping."
Cork were 0-6 to 0-3 behind at half-time but they took over after the break, hitting back to move 0-12 to 0-8 clear and managed to edge the win.
Scorers -- Cork: D O'Connor, ST O'Sullivan, M Quinn, I Walsh, G Finn (2f) 0-2 each, K Crowley, D Nyhan, G Barry 0-1 each. Kildare: N Flynn 0-7 (2f), K McNally, W Fitzpatrick (f), 0-2 each, C Jennings 0-1.
CORK -- D Casey; K Dennehy, J Lynch, D Canty; K Crowley, C de hÍde, D Nyhan; M Murphy, G Farrell; G O'Shea, D O'Connor, ST O'Sullivan; M Quinn, G Barry, G Finn. Subs: I Walsh for Murphy (18), R Cahalane for O'Shea (53), M Taylor for Lynch (57).
KILDARE -- D Byrne; J Kennedy, T O'Connell, E Dempsey; C O'Donoghue, B Nolan, E Farrelly; A Bannon-Whelan, G Savage; R Casey, W Fitzpatrick, K McNally; N Flynn, E O'Keeffe, C Jennings. Subs: C Davin for Farrelly (22), D Hannon for Casey (50), L McCabe for Jennings (56).
REF -- D O'Mahoney (Tipperary).