Woods inspires late Thurles rally
Thurles CBS outscored their Nenagh counterparts 1-6 to nil in a stunning final-quarter fightback as they came from behind to win 1-16 to 1-9.
Jamie Woods got the goal for Thurles in the all-Tipperary clash.
Elsewhere, David Gartland netted twice and Colin Dunford got on the scoreboard as well as holders Colaisti na nDeise beat St Caimin's 3-12 to 0-11 in Group D, while Pat Ryan scored 2-3 in St Fintan's CBS, Doon's 2-19 to 3-9 win against Gaelcholaiste Mhuire.
De La Salle were the biggest winners yesterday as they had a 6-21 to 1-6 Group A victory over Colaisti Chiarrai in Mallow, with Darragh Flynn netting three goals for the Waterford city school, while Dessie Hutchinson, Austin Gleeson and Sean Hogan scored one each.
Also in Group A, Micheal O'Loughlin and Cian Lynch found the net as Cian O'Brien chipped in with five points in Ard Scoil Ris' 2-14 to 0-8 win over Castletroy College. Tipperary minor Michael Breen was best for Castletroy, scoring five points.
The remaining game in that group was a 0-13 apiece draw between Clonmel CBS and St Colman's of Fermoy. Conor Gleeson scored nine of Clonmel's points while Ross Mulcahy got the late equaliser, with Alan Fenton getting six points for Colman's.
In Group B, Shane Bennett scored 1-11 for Blackwater CS with Mikey Kearney contributing 2-1 in a 3-20 to 0-9 win against Charleville CBS, for whom Pa O'Callaghan scored seven points.
That section's other match saw a 1-18 draw between Our Lady's of Templemore and Colaisti Iar Luimni after Jamie Bergin scored an injury-time equalising goal for the Tipperary school. John McGrath accounted for most of Our Lady's points.
Damien Lacey's goal gave the west Limerick combination a cushion in the second half before the comeback.
Midleton CBS got their Group C campaign off to a winning start with an early salvo against Colaiste Chriost Ri in Cobh paving the way for a 1-18 to 0-9 win. Aaron Stafford scored 1-2, with Niall Motherway getting four points. John Good scored five of Chriost Ri's points.