Saturday 18 November 2017

McDwyer turns on style

Christian Tshibangu (St Colmcille's NS Knockyon) in action against Sean Lambe (Scoil Mhuire Marino) in the final of the Cumann na mBunscoil Corn Herald at Croke Park yesterday.
Christian Tshibangu (St Colmcille's NS Knockyon) in action against Sean Lambe (Scoil Mhuire Marino) in the final of the Cumann na mBunscoil Corn Herald at Croke Park yesterday.

THERE was no shortage of drama and skill on day 2 of the Cumann na mBunscol primary schools hurling finals at Croke Park yesterday.

In the big game of the day, Scoil Mhuire, Marino were foiled in their bid to win their third Corn Herald title in a row by St Colmcille's, Knocklyon, for whom flying No 10 Luke McDwyer helped himself to an astonishing 1-8.

St Colmcille's got off to a perfect start when Conor O'Donoghue found the net inside two minutes of the first whistle.

Points from McDwyer (2) and James Madden further reflected their dominance.

But Marino dug deep and full-forward David Ryan slotted over three points, before Adam Duff found the net to bring them right back into the contest.

Knocklyon, though, were in no mood to take their foot off the gas and finished the game on the restart thanks to goals from the magnificent McDwyer and the predatory O'Donoghue.

Marino fought to the bitter end in an effort to get something from the game.

But the sterling work of James O'Donnell, Sean Lambe and David Ronney proved in vain as Colmcille's held out for a famous win.

Irish Independent

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