Tuesday 28 January 2020

Geary goal gets Blackwater flowing

David Dempsey celebrates after scoring the second goal for Ardscoil Rís against St Colman's yesterday
David Dempsey celebrates after scoring the second goal for Ardscoil Rís against St Colman's yesterday

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An assured second-half display helped Blackwater CS to a 2-15 to 0-14 victory over West Limerick Colleges at Mallow.

While two excellent goals – netted in the ninth and 12th minutes from David Geary and Michael Kearney – laid the foundation for the win, Blackwater's ability to pick off points after the break proved the big difference.

The Waterford side led by 2-5 to 0-8 at half-time and, following points from Shane Bennett (two), Geary (two) and Robert Sullivan, they opened up a 2-10 to 0-8 advantage. West Limerick Colleges battled gamely, but the contest was over and Blackwater now sit on top of Group B.

In the same section, Abbey CBS recorded a 1-16 to 0-13 win over Charleville CBS at Martinstown, John Kearns' goal setting up the Tipp school for their first win.

Meanwhile, St Flannan's of Ennis came out on top in their Group D game against St Caimin's CS at Clarecastle.

The 1-17 to 1-11 result places the winners at the head of the group along with Dungarvan Colleges, but St Flannan's have a game in hand.

St Caimin's have yet to record a win, but they controlled the first 30 minutes and led by 0-7 to 0-6, but when Cian Moloney found the net four minutes after the restart, St Flannan's were 1-7 to 0-7 ahead.

The advantage increased to six points midway through the second half with top scorer Duggan bagging 11 points.

Elsewhere, Nenagh CBS registered a 1-19 to 0-7 victory over Colaiste Chriost Ri at Charleville, keeping their hopes alive in Group C.

The Tipperary school now have three points from three games. With attacker Donncha Quinn amassing nine points they ran out comfortable winners.

Thurles CBS were ruthless in their 3-26 to 0-11 win over Hamilton High School, Bandon, placing them top of Group C. And in Group A, Ardscoil Ris, Limerick held out for a narrow 2-15 to 2-12 triumph over St Colman's, Fermoy to give them six points from three games.

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