Tuesday 20 March 2018

Tralee secure second replay

Colaiste Chriost Ri 1-14 Tralee CBS 2-11 (AET)

The encounter between Tralee CBS and Coláiste Chríost Rí ended in a draw Stock photo: Sportsfile
The encounter between Tralee CBS and Coláiste Chríost Rí ended in a draw Stock photo: Sportsfile
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Equalisers at the end of normal time and extra-time from Tralee CBS ensured that they will play Coláiste Chríost Rí for a third time for a place in the Corn Uí Mhuirí final.

Five unanswered second-half points, four from Cillian Myers Murray and one from Jack Ryan, looked to have turned the game Chríost Rí's way as they led by two points after 58 minutes.

Tomás O'Connor pulled one back for Tralee and then Tom Hoare was on hand to convert a levelling free.

In extra-time Chríost Rí surged ahead, but while they felt that the whistle should have gone to end the contest, Tralee were given sufficient time to win a free, which Michael Kelliher converted, meaning St Brendan's College are still waiting on their final opponents.

Goals from David Fitzmaurice and a Kelliher penalty put Tralee 2-4 to 0-4 in front in the first-half, but Darragh Kelly had an instant Chríost Rí reply and Mark Cronin's point brought them to within two at half-time.

While Tralee moved a goal ahead again in the second-half, Chríost Rí appeared to have done enough before the dramatic finale.

Scorers - Coláiste Chríost Rí: C Myers Murray 0-8 (7f), M Cronin 0-4 (2f), D Kelly 1-0, J Ryan, D Lucey 0-1 each. Tralee CBS: M Kelliher 1-3 (1-0 penalty, 1f), D Fitzmaurice 1-0, K Dwyer, T Hoare 0-2f each, T O'Connor, J O'Connor, G Fitzgerald, D Keane 0-1 each.

COLÁISTE CHRÍOST RÍ: D Moran; A McGowan, B Cripps, E Varian; Jack O'Brien (St Finbarr's), M Hitchmough, D Kelly; J Ryan, K Forde; M Brosnan, D Lucey, J Coughlan; M Cronin, R Dalton, C Myers Murray. Subs: L Hannigan for Coughlan (43), Jack O'Brien (Nemo Rangers) for Dalton (70).

TRALEE CBS: S Foley; J Myres, T Lynch, B Patterson; J Walsh, N O'Mahoney, S Donnellan; J O'Connor, T Hoare; T O'Connor, K Dwyer, M Scanlon; D Fitzmaurice, G Fitzgerald, M Kelliher. Subs: A Roche for Fitzmaurice (48), D Keane for Scanlon (59).

Ref: K Walsh (Clare)

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