'Sem' cruise past Kerry rivals
Despite missing key attacker David Shaw - who is attending this week's AFL Academy camp in Florida - holders St Brendan's still progressed to the semi-finals of this year's Munster Schools SFC 'A' competition with ease yesterday.
The Killarney school took on their predecessors as Munster champions Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Milltown and advanced on a 2-18 to 0-9 scoreline.
Having led by 0-8 to 0-7 at half-time, Brendan's pulled clear as Donnchadh O'Sullivan and Micheal Devlin grabbed goals. In the last four, the 'Sem' face St Flannan's of Ennis, who beat Mercy Mounthawk Tralee by 4-9 to 2-12 in Rathkeale.
Flannan's had three goals scored in the opening ten minutes, Gearoid Cahill, Sean Kennedy and Eoghan Thynne all finding the net.
While Bobby Regan had a Mounthawk goal in reply, Cahill then scored his second and Flannan's led by 4-7 to 1-8 at half-time. Bobby Regan's penalty had Mounthawk within two points but Flannan's held on.
Elsewhere, Mark Cronin scored three points and Cillian Myers Murray got two as Coláiste Chríost Rí edged St Francis, Rochestown by 0-8 to 0-6 in their Cork derby at Blackrock, and they will play Tralee CBS in the semis.
Marc Ó Sé's Tralee beat IS Killorglin by 2-10 to 1-10 in Fitzgerald Stadium, Gearóid Fitzgerald and Jason Mortimer with the goals.