Harty holders Templemore dig deep to reach semis
Two late points from Gearóid O'Connor helped defending champions Our Lady's Secondary School of Templemore into the Munster P-P Schools SHC semi-finals as they edged out Hospital's John The Baptist CS in Dundrum.
Hospital, for whom Dylan O'Shea scored ten points, had led by 0-9 to 0-8 at half-time and stayed in front in the second half before Andrew Ormonde's goal brought Our Lady's level and O'Connor's scores secured a 1-14 to 0-16 win.
In the last four, the holders will meet Midleton CBS, who were 0-15 to 1-11 winners over Thurles CBS in Clonmel.
Devon Ryan's early goal gave Thurles a boost, but Liam Gosnell's points helped Midleton to hold a 0-10 to 1-6 half-time lead.
Cathal Hickey and Ger Millerick ensured they led through the second half but Thurles stayed in touch, Max Hickey and Jack Lanigan scoring for them. Ultimately, the Tipperary school couldn't secure an equaliser, however.
Cork's Christian Brothers College are into the semis for the first time as they finished strongly to beat last year's beaten finalists St Colman's College, Fermoy by 1-17 to 1-13 in Mallow.
The sides were level at half-time, 1-7 to 0-10, after James Kearney's goal for Colman's halted the CBC gallop and the Fermoy school pushed in front in the third quarter. A CBC equaliser from Robert Downey was followed by a Denis McBarron goal though and the city school drove on to victory.
They will face Ardscoil Rís, who were 3-20 to 1-5 winners against another Cork city school, Gaelcholáiste Mhuire, in Charleville. Diarmuid Ryan had an early goal as Ardscoil led by 1-9 to 0-1 at half-time. Cathal O'Neill and Rian Considine also netted in the second half, while Shane Ó Riagáin got the Gaelcholáiste Mhuire goal.
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