Ryan rules as Doon hold off Charleville rally
Doon 2-13 Charleville CBS 1-13
Scoil Na Trionaide Naofa Doon made it through to the semi-finals for the second year in a row with a hard-earned win at the Gaelic Grounds.
Limerick minor Colin Ryan played a key role in the victory, scoring 1-5 from frees and another point from play.
Doon had a great start when Fiach O'Grady grabbed a fourth-minute goal after a free fell short and was not cleared.
But Jack Buckley's goal brought Charleville back level at 1-2 each after 10 minutes.
The game took a dramatic turn after 17 minutes when Charleville lost corner-back Darren Butler to a straight red card after Doon had scored a point.
Despite this setback, Charleville were just a goal behind at half-time, and only two points separated the teams at the three-quarter stage.
A splendid point by JP Molloy cut the deficit to a single point with eight minutes left but being short a man took its toll in the closing stages.
Scorers -- Doon: C Ryan 1-6 (1-5fs), J Lonergan 0-4, F O'Grady 1-0, D Coleman, M Dee, B Murphy 0-1 each. Charleville CBS: D Relihan 0-8fs, J Buckley 1-0, T O'Mahony (1f), J Barry 0-2 each, JP Moloney 0-1.
Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa -- S Stapleton; B McPartland, J Cummins, D Roche; B McCarthy, S Ryan, S O'Connell; P Cummins, M Dee; C Ryan, F O'Grady, D Coleman; J Lonergan, D Buckley, B Murphy. Sub: T Hayes for O'Grady (45).
Charleville CBS -- C Collins; P O'Loughlin, D Cotter, D Butler; B O'Connell, D Browne, JP Moloney; D Casey, J Barry; D Relihan, T O'Mahony, J Buckley; C O'Gorman, K McCarthy, D Fitzgibbon. Subs: D Geary for Fitzgibbon (h-t), D Jones for Geary (52), J Dillon for O'Mahony (59).
Ref -- S Hourigan (Rathkeale)