Tuesday 21 November 2017

Subs Killian Phair and Peter Nash see Limerick home

Limerick 0-14 Sligo 1-9

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Substitutes Killian Phair and Peter Nash had late points to give Limerick a dramatic win at Kilmallock.

Limerick were 0-3 to 0-0 up inside ten minutes and went on to lead 0-6 to 0-4 at the break, but they suffered a blow when Darragh Tracy was black carded on the restart.

Adrian Marren's goal had the sides all square on 46 minutes before two points from Kenneth Sweeney had Sligo in front for the first time.

Sligo's Brian Curran was sent off for a second yellow after 54 minutes and points by Seanie Buckley (free), Lyons and Stephen Carroll had Limerick level again.

Keelan Cawley was black carded for Sligo before Robert Browne looked to have won it for Limerick three minutes from the end but again a Marren free tied it up, before Nash and Phair intervened.

Scorers - Limerick: M Lyons 0-4 (3fs), S Buckley 0-3 (2fs), D Neville, I Corbett, R Browne, T Lee, C Sheehan, P Nash, K Phair 0-1 each. Sligo: A Marren 1-4 (0-1 '45', 0-3fs), K Sweeney 0-3, S Gilmartin (f), N Murphy 0-1 each.

Limerick - B Scanlon 6; C Moran 7, J McCarthy 7, R Browne 7; I Corbett 7, P Browne 6, C Fahy 6; T Lee 6, G Hegarty 7; C Fahy 6, D Tracy 5, S Buckley 8; M Lyons 8, C Sheehan 6, D Neville 6. Subs: S Carroll 7 for Tracy (BC 41), P Nash 7 for Moran (61), J Mullins for Corbett (69).

Sligo: A Devaney 6; D Maye 6, R Donovan 7, E Flanagan 6; K Cawley 7, N Gaughan 7, B Curran 6; S Gilmartin 6, S McManus 6; N Ewing 6, M Brehony 7, C Harrisson 6; N Murphy 7, A Marren 7, K Sweeney 7. Subs: D Kelly 6 for Maye, J Martyn 6 for McManus (59), C Kerins 6 for Cawley (BC 65).

REF: C Lane (Cork)


Rochestown stay on double course

Rochestown 4-11 Ardscoil Ris 1-17 Dr Harty Cup

The dream season continued for St Francis College, Rochestown on Saturday as they dethroned Dr Harty Cup holders Ardscoil Ris in their semi-final in Charleville.

With a Corn Ui Mhuiri semi-final against Killarney's St Brendan's to come next Saturday, a Munster double remains a live possibility for the Cork school.

In addition, they have won the O'Callaghan Cup (Cork SHC 'A') and are in the final of the Simcox Cup, its football equivalent.

Three second-half goals from the Cork school had put them firmly in control after the sides had been level at 1-7 to 0-10 at half-time, Sean Powter with the Rochestown goal.

Though Ardscoil briefly led - for the only time in the game - following points from Ronan Lynch and Peter Casey early in the second half, Diarmuid O'Mahony pointed to level before Shane Kingston netted.

Casey did point in response for Ardscoil, but then Powter bagged his second goal, sliding in after Sean Mullane had saved from Kingston.

That made it 3-9 to 0-13 and with five minutes left Ciaran Cormack looked to have wrapped it up with a superb goal.

Three Lynch points gave Ardscoil hope and he drilled a penalty home in injury-time, but it proved to be the last action.

Scorers - Rochestown: S Powter 2-0, C Cormack 1-3 (3fs), S Kingston 1-2, J O'Sullivan, D O'Mahony 0-2 each, L O'Sullivan, D Meaney 0-1 each. Ardscoil Ris: R Lynch 1-9 (1-0 pens, 7fs), P Casey 0-5 (2fs), N Fox, M Mackey, P O'Loughlin 0-1 each.

ROCHESTOWN - A Cullinane; D Murphy, J Cashman, N Walsh; C Sheehan, D Griffin, D Kelliher; E O'Brien, J O'Sullivan; D Meaney, D O'Mahony, S Kingston; L O'Sullivan, C Cormack, S Powter. Subs: M McAuliffe for L O'Sullivan (54), K O'Donovan for Sheehan (57).

ARDSCOIL RIS - S Mullane; S Hogan, N Fox, J Boylan; C Holihan, T Grimes, S Phelan; E Ryan, J Flynn; M Mackey, A Gillane, P O'Loughlin; P Casey, R Lynch, C Boylan. Subs: K Howard for Boylan (h-t), E Mulcahy for Ryan (42).

Ref - D Fox (Clare)

Thurles make numbers count in tight fight

Thurles CBS 1-9 Castletroy CC 0-11

Thurles CBS withstood a ferocious fightback from 14-man Castletroy Community College to progress to their first final since 2011 in a tight semi-final in Toomevara.

Barry Nash, a Limerick minor star for the past two years, had the chance in the final minute to send the game to a replay but he mis-hit a scoreable free, and his school's chance at a first Harty Cup maiden appearance disappeared.

Castletroy did superbly well to be in with a chance at the end having played almost 50 minutes with 14 men after full-forward Ian Coates was issued with a straight red card for an off-the-ball strike on Thurles' Jack Derby.

However, Thurles struggled to make their numerical advantage count in the bitterly cold conditions. . . that was until the final five minutes of the first half when they scored three unanswered points from Ronan Heffernan (two frees) and Michael Connors before Robbie Long struck for the goal in added-time, deflecting Heffernan's free to the net.

Castletroy had the breeze with them after the break and they made it count, with Nash's free-taking to a high standard, but Thurles held on.

Scorers­ - Thurles CBS: N Heffernan 0-7 (6fs), R Long 1-0, M Connors, K Duggan 0-1 each. Castletroy CC: Barry Nash 0-8 (7fs), A La Touche Cosgrave 0-3 (1f).

Thurles CBS - W Tierney; C McCullagh, E Heffernan, J Derby; T Hayes, J Skehan, D Quirke; B McCarthy, C Moloney; M Connors, K Duggan, N Heffernan; J Butler, R Teehan, R Long. Subs: R Purcell for Butler (46); P Kennedy for Moloney (48); B Kelly for Connors (55).

Castletroy CC - J Power; Brian Nash, E Enright, F Hourigan; D Garry, C Carroll, D Golden; L Lyons, C O'Meara; C Nicholas, Barry Nash, J Nicholas; A La Touche Cosgrave, I Coates, E Hourigan. Sub: M O'Dwyer for O'Meara (h-t).

REF -N Wall (Cork)


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