Red-hot McGrath gets porous Colaiste Eoin defence out of jail
COLAISTE EOIN 1-16
ST MARY'S 4-4
Sean McGrath, who finished the game with a personal tally of 1-10, inspired Colaiste Eoin to an impressive victory over St Mary's CBS in Enniscorthy.
McGrath struck over some excellent points from frees as Colaiste Eoin led 0-7 to 0-4, but when Colm Kehoe struck the first of his three goals before the break, it left the sides level, 0-7 to 1-4, at the interval.
With McGrath in top form, Colaiste Eoin assumed control, but a 39th-minute goal from Kehoe kept St Mary's in it.
After 42 minutes Colaiste Eoin led 1-12 to 2-4 but Kehoe struck his third after 45 minutes and Liam Roche added another to make it 4-4 to 1-12 to St Mary's.
But Colaiste Eoin finished with four unanswered points from McGrath, Donal Sutcliffe, Marc Schvitte and Jude McSuibhne to seal the victory.
SCORERS -- Colaiste Eoin: S McGrath 1-10 (0-6f, 0-2 '65s') M Schvitte 0-2, A Pilkington, D Sutcliffe, J MacSuibhne, S O Morain 0-1 each. St Mary's: C Kehoe 3-0, L Roche 1-0, S Whelan 0-2, C Clancy, N Murphy 0-1 each.
Colaiste Eoin -- S O Gairbhaith; J O Cinneide, B Murphy, J MacCionnaith; F O Loinsigh, D Sutcliffe, F MacGashann; J MacSuibhne, E O Braonain; A Pilkington, M Schvitte, A O Murchu; E O Neill, S McGrath, S O Morain. Sub: S MacGiollabride for MacGashann.
St Mary's CBS -- S Murphy; P Mernagh, L Dunne, D Cullen; J Whitehead, S Kelly, R Farrell; W Furlong, C Clancy; C Leary, C Kehoe, S McCormack; S whelan, L Roche, N Murphy. Subs: A Quigley for Whitehead; R White for Farrell.
REF -- J Bennett (Kilkenny).