Corn Ui Mhuiri Final – St. Brendans Killarney 5-21 HS Clonmel 0-7

St. Brendan’s Killarney defeated High School Clonmel by 5-21 to 0-7 in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Final on Saturday February 27th at Mallow.


Easy win for St Brendan’s as they conquer Clonmel for their 21st Corn Uí Mhuirí win

St Brendan’s, Killarney 5-21 High School Clonmel 0-7

Report from the Irish Examiner newspaper

St Brendan’s have won their 21st Corn Uí Mhuirí final in the same devastating fashion in which they tore through all other comers this year. They scored two goals in the opening two-and-a-half minutes and from that point on it was just a matter of how much they would win by.They never took their foot off the gas, compiling 3-10, all from play, in the first-half, and adding 2-11 in the second.

That accounted for the highest total of the year by ‘The Sem’, while their usually stingy defence only leaked one point late in the second-half. It was as one-sided a final as you’ll see, and brought back some memories of Kerry’s All-Ireland Minor football victory over Tipperary last September. Clonmel’s Michael O’Reilly did get the first score of the game, a free, within a minute of the throw-in but the next two plays effectively ended the underdogs’ hopes.

After only 90 seconds Evan Cronin had coolly billowed the net, grabbing Dara Moynihan’s precision high ball and side-stepping his marker to score. Then, only 45 seconds after that, Michael Casey prodded to the net, assisted by David Clifford’s pass. They could’ve had more goals too. Matt Barlow dived to block Peter McCarthy’s goalbound effort in the 10th minute, while Clonmel had a chance of their own through Michael Barlow, who saw his effort deflected over.

A further Barlow point left Clonmel 2-3 to 0-3 in arrears and, from there, The Sem continued to extend their advantage. Moynihan, wing-back David Naughton, Casey and Shaw, with a goal chance, all pointed for a nine- point lead.Then David Clifford took over, scoring 1-2 in succession, culminating with a 28th-minute tap-in goal after Aidan Tobin saved Cronin’s initial shot. Leading 3-10 to 0-6 at the break, St Brendan’s kicked on by scoring 1-11 without reply in 30 second- half minutes.

Clifford got three points of that total, while Cronin, Shaw, Lee O’Donoghue and Adam O’Shea all contributed a pair of points. The goal, in the 58th-minute, came when substitute Donnchadh O’Sullivan won and converted a penalty. Dara Ryan chalked up Clonmel’s only post-interval point in second-half injury-time, but William Courtney stormed downfield to add a fifth and final goal with the final kick.

Scorers for St Brendan’s: D Clifford (1-5, two frees); E Cronin (1-3); M Casey (1-2); D Shaw (0-5); D O’Sullivan (pen), W Courtney (1-0 each); L O’Donoghue (1 45), A O’Shea (0-2 each); D Moynihan, D Naughton (0-1 each).

Scorers for High School Clonmel: Michael Barlow (0-3, 1 free); M O’Reilly (0-2 frees); E Hoctor, D Ryan (0-1 each).

ST BRENDAN’S (all Kerry clubs): D Carroll (Spa); M Potts (Dr Crokes), C O’Donoghue (Glenflesk), C Gammell (Legion); D Naughton (Dr Crokes), D O’Brien (Glenflesk), N Donohue (Firies); L O’Donoghue (Glenflesk), B Courtney (Dr Crokes); D Moynihan (Spa), D Clifford (Fossa), P McCarthy (Legion); E Cronin (Spa), D Shaw, M Casey (both Dr Crokes).
Subs: D Spillane (Spa) for Donohue, D O’Sullivan (Firies) for Casey (both 40), W Courtney (Firies) for McCarthy (49), A O’Shea (Dr Crokes) for B Courtney (50), F Murphy (Legion) for Shaw (57), M O’Shea for Gammell (58).

HIGH SCHOOL, CLONMEL (Tipperary clubs unless stated): A Tobin; Matt Barlow (both Clonmel Commercials), S Ryan, J Mulcahy (both The Nire, Waterford); G Whelan (Ardfinnan), K Peters, G Ryan (both Clonmel Commercials); M Kehoe (kilsheelan-Kilcash), E Hoctor (Clonmel Commercials); M Hogan (Ardfinnan), C Boland (Clonmel Commercials), D Ryan (Moyle Rovers); Michael Barlow (Ardfinnan), S O’Meara (The Nire, Waterford), M O’Reilly (Clonmel Commercials).
Subs: S Martin (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) for Ryan (BC, 26), A Peters (Clonmel Commercials) for Hoctor (ht), L Cooney (The Nire, Waterford) for Matt Barlow (46), R Kennedy (Moyle Rovers) for O’Meara (55),

Referee: K Murphy (Cork).


St Brendan’s absolutely hammered Clonmel to claim another Corn Uí Mhuirí title

Munster Corn Ui Mhuiri Final

St Brendan’s College Killarney 5-21 HS Clonmel 0-7

Report from the42.ie

ST BRENDAN’S COLLEGE Killarney captured their 21st Corn Uí Mhuirí title at Mallow this afternoon and the scoreline speaks for itself.
The game was probably over as a contest inside the opening few minutes when the Sem’s lethal strike force notched two goals in as many minutes.

Ironically Clonmel got the opening score when Mark Kehoe fetched the throw in and was fouled going through, and Michael O’Reilly converted the free. St Brendan’s response was immediate and deadly as Dara Moynihan picked up a ball that should have been cleared and parted to Evan Cronin, who drilled the ball low to the Clonmel net. Then, from the kick-out David Clifford fed corner forward Michael Casey, who slipped the ball low to the net.

Clonmel had no answer to Billy Courtney and Lee O’Donoghue at midfield, and this meant that the St Brendan’s potent attack simply toyed with the Clonmel defence and it could have been much worse. Points flowed from the boot of Clifford and the towering David Shaw, who enjoyed too much freedom once fullback Stephen Ryan was black-carded in the 25th minute. David Clifford finished to the net just before half time and St Brendan’s retired 3-10 to 0-6 at the interval.

The game fizzled out in the second half as St Brendan’s added six unanswered points inside the opening 10 minutes and it was as one-sided a contest as you are likely to see at this level. Two late goals from William Courtney and another from the penalty spot by Donnchadh O’Sullivan only emphasized the gulf in class between the sides. St Brendan’s look potential Hogan Cup contenders, though they have yet to be tested.

Scorers: St Brendan’s College Killarney: D Clifford 1-5 ( 0-2 frees), E Cronin 1-3, M Casey 1-2, D Shaw 0-5, W Courtney and Donnchadh O’Sullivan (pen) 1-0 each, L O’Donoghue 0-2 ( 0-1 45), A O’Shea 0-2, D Naughton and D Moynihan 0-1 each:

High School Clonmel: M Barlow 0-3 (0-1 free), M O’Reilly 0-2 frees, D Ryan and E Hoctor 0-1:

St Brendan’s College: David Carroll: Michael Potts, Chris O’Donoghue, Cian Gammell, David Naughton, Daniel O’Brien, Niall O’Donoghue, Lee O’Donoghue, Dara Moynihan, David Clifford, Peter McCarthy, Evan Cronin, David Shaw, Michael Casey:
Subs: David Spillane for Niall Donoghue (40), Donnchadh O’Sullivan for M Casey (40), William Courtney for P McCarthy (48), Adam O’Shea for B Courtney (50), Finbar Murphy for D Shaw (56), Mark O’Shea for C Gammell (58)

High School Clonmel: Aidan Tobin, Matt Barlow, Stephen Ryan, Gavin Ryan, Gavin Whelan, Kyle Peters, Jake Mulcahy, Mark Kehoe, Eoin Hoctor, Shane O’Meara, Calvin Boland, Michael Hogan, Dara Ryan:
Subs: Sean Martin for Stephen Ryan (B/C 25), Adam Peters for E Hoctor (h/t), Liam Cooney for Matt Barlow (46), Ray Kennedy for S O’Meara (55)

Referee: Kevin Murphy (Cork)



Fixture Details

Saturday 27th February @ 2pm
Corn Uí Mhuirí (18.5 A F) final
HS Clonmel V St Brendans Killarney in Mallow
Referee: Kevin Murphy (Cork)

In the event of a draw, there will be a replay on the 5th March 2016 @ 2pm


Admission Prices

€10 adults
€5 student/OAP


Paths to the Final

HS Clonmel
Round 1 – HS Clonmel 2-12 IS Killorglin 0-9
Round 2 – HS Clonmel 2-12 St Francis Col Rochestown 1-11
Round 3 – Tralee CBS 0-16 HS Clonmel 2-8
Quarter-Final – HS Clonmel 1-11 Col Cholim Ballincollig 1-8
Semi-Final – HS Clonmel 1-10 St Francis College Rochestown 0-7

St. Brendans Killarney
Round 1 – St Brendans 1-18 Abbey CBS 1-6
Round 2 – St Brendans 0-14 St Flannans 0-4
Round 3 – St Brendans 4-15 Col Na Scelige 1-4
Quarter-Final – St. Brendans 1-14 PS Chorca Dhuibhne 0-4
Semi-Final – St Brendans 2-14 St Flannans 0-5


Corn Uí Mhuirí Roll Of Honour

St. Brendan’s, Killarney (20) – 1929, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2008, 2010
Tralee CBS (15) – 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1976, 1999, 2000, 2007
Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork (15) – 1967, 1968, 1970, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2011
Colaiste Iosagain, Ballyvourney (7) – 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1981
De La Salle College Waterford (5) – 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (4) – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Colaiste Na Sceilge, Caherciveen (4) – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009
North Monastery, Cork (3) – 1935, 1936, 1988
St Flannan’s College, Ennis (3) – 1959, 1993, 1995
St. Fachtna’s, Skibbereen (3) – 1982, 1990, 1991
Limerick CBS (2) – 1956, 1960
CBS High School Clonmel (1) – 1928
Colaste na Mumhan (1) – 1939
Rochestown College (1) – 1950
Intermediate School, Killorglin (1) – 1996
Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork (1) – 2005
De La Salle, Macroom (1) – 2006

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