Lucas lights up Ardscoil victory
Ardscoil Ris 1-17 Col Chriost Ri 0-7
Reigning champions Ardscoil Ris showed they are in no mood to relinquish their crown as they saw off Colaiste Chriost Ri in Mallow yesterday.
Ardscoil easily shrugged aside the challenge of the Cork lads with some tremendous points and a wonderful first-half goal from corner-forward Lucas O'Brien. The speedy winger cut through the Chriost Ri defence and smashed the ball past 'keeper Barry O'Neill.
Trailing by 1-7 to 0-5 at the break Chriost Ri needed a quick start after the break, but it was the Limerick team who again took the initiative and pulled away.
Scorers -- Ardscoil Ris: J Kelleher 0-6, J Shanahan 0-5 (3f), L O'Brien 1-0, K O'Brien, M Foley 0-2 each, R Lynch, E Fitzgerald 0-1 each. Col Chriost Ri: P Kelleher (1f, 1 '65'), C Welsh 0-2 each, L Corry, D O Scannaill (1f), C Crowe 0-1 each.
ARDSCOIL RiS -- D Dempsey; R Kirby, PJ Hall, K McNamara; E Fitzgerald, B O'Connell, S Fitzgerald; J Shanahan, A Carroll; W O'Donoghue, R Lynch, K Kelleher; L O'Brien, K O'Brien, C Lynch. Subs: M O'Loughlin for C Lynch (40), M Foley for A Carroll (45),C McCarthy for J Shanahan (55), D Poland for W O'Donoghue (58), M Buckley for S Fitzgerald (58).
COL CHRIOST RI -- K O'Neill; C Horgan, T.J Murphy, J Ryan; P Kelleher, A Nolan, G Joyce; S Cronin, I Lucey; D Scannell, L Corry, C Crowe; C Walsh, E Dennehy, J Good. Subs: J Daly for G Joyce (h-t), S Goggin for L Correy (60), S Kearney for C Welsh (60).
Ref -- W Barrett (Tipperary)