Corn Ui Mhuiri Football Semi-Final Replay – Colaiste Chriost Rí 1-14 Tralee CBS 2-11

Colaiste Chriost Rí and Tralee CBS finished level after extra time on a scoreline of 1-14 to 2-11 in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Football Semi-Final Replay on Saturday February 11th at Ballyvourney. The replay is scheduled for Saturday February 18th, details TBC.


Tralee secure second replay

Colaiste Chriost Ri 1-14 Tralee CBS 2-11 (AET)

Report from the Irish Independent newspaper

Equalisers at the end of normal time and extra-time from Tralee CBS ensured that they will play Coláiste Chríost Rí for a third time for a place in the Corn Uí Mhuirí final.

Five unanswered second-half points, four from Cillian Myers Murray and one from Jack Ryan, looked to have turned the game Chríost Rí’s way as they led by two points after 58 minutes.
Tomás O’Connor pulled one back for Tralee and then Tom Hoare was on hand to convert a levelling free.

In extra-time Chríost Rí surged ahead, but while they felt that the whistle should have gone to end the contest, Tralee were given sufficient time to win a free, which Michael Kelliher converted, meaning St Brendan’s College are still waiting on their final opponents.

Goals from David Fitzmaurice and a Kelliher penalty put Tralee 2-4 to 0-4 in front in the first-half, but Darragh Kelly had an instant Chríost Rí reply and Mark Cronin’s point brought them to within two at half-time.

While Tralee moved a goal ahead again in the second-half, Chríost Rí appeared to have done enough before the dramatic finale.

Scorers –
Coláiste Chríost Rí: C Myers Murray 0-8 (7f), M Cronin 0-4 (2f), D Kelly 1-0, J Ryan, D Lucey 0-1 each.
Tralee CBS: M Kelliher 1-3 (1-0 penalty, 1f), D Fitzmaurice 1-0, K Dwyer, T Hoare 0-2f each, T O’Connor, J O’Connor, G Fitzgerald, D Keane 0-1 each.

COLÁISTE CHRÍOST RÍ: D Moran; A McGowan, B Cripps, E Varian; Jack O’Brien (St Finbarr’s), M Hitchmough, D Kelly; J Ryan, K Forde; M Brosnan, D Lucey, J Coughlan; M Cronin, R Dalton, C Myers Murray
Subs: L Hannigan for Coughlan (43), Jack O’Brien (Nemo Rangers) for Dalton (70).

TRALEE CBS: S Foley; J Myres, T Lynch, B Patterson; J Walsh, N O’Mahoney, S Donnellan; J O’Connor, T Hoare; T O’Connor, K Dwyer, M Scanlon; D Fitzmaurice, G Fitzgerald, M Kelliher
Subs: A Roche for Fitzmaurice (48), D Keane for Scanlon (59).

Ref: K Walsh (Clare)


When – Saturday February 11th at 1pm
Where – Ballyvourney
Referee – Kevin Walsh (Clare)
Next Round – The winners will play St. Brendans Killarney in the Final on Saturday February 25th.


Admission Prices
Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3


Results to Date

Colaiste Chriost Rí
Semi-Final – Colaiste Chriost Rí 1-18 Tralee CBS 1-18
Quarter-Final – Colaiste Chriost Rí 0-8 St Francis College Rochestown 0-6
Group B Round 1 – Colaiste Chriost Ri 0-22 Clonakilty Community College 1-4
Group B Round 2 – Colaiste Chriost Ri 3-12 Mercy Mounthawk 0-10
Group B Round 3 – Colaiste Chriost Ri 2-9 Clonmel High School 0-6

Tralee CBS
Semi-Final – Colaiste Chriost Rí 1-18 Tralee CBS 1-18
Quarter-Final – Tralee CBS 2-10 IS Killorglin 1-10
Group A Round 1 – Tralee CBS 1-15 Coláiste na Sceilge 0-11
Group A Round 2 – St. Francis College Rochestown 3-10 Tralee CBS 1-16
Group A Round 3 – Tralee CBS 1-10 Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 0-4


Match Preview

Colaiste Chriost Rí and Tralee CBS will renew acquaintances on Saturday following last weekend’s exciting drawn games where 80 minutes of end to end action could not separate these two well matched sides.

Colaiste Chriost Rí had the better of the opening half in last Saturday’s drawn game, leading at the interval by three points before stretching that lead to five early in the second half. Tralee CBS then hit a purple patch, outscoring their Cork opponents by 1-8 to 0-1 to race in to a 1-13 to 0-11 lead with five minutes of normal time remaining. Colaiste Chriost Rí to their credit showed their considerable character and a Darragh Kiely goal and two further points brought the sides level at the end of normal time.

Tralee CBS were the better side for much of extra time, scoring five of the first six points in the additional period to lead by 1-18 to 1-14 with 7 minutes remaining. However, Colaiste Chriost Rí once again managed an improbable comeback, scoring four unanswered points to bring the sides level and force this semi-final to a replay.

Predicting a winner in the replay is a difficult proposition. Tralee CBS had longer periods of dominance in the drawn game but the character and fortitude which Colaiste Chriost Rí showed to retrieve a five point deficit and four point deficit at the end of normal time and extra time respectively could prove crucial if they can sustain this effort across the entire game. If this game is half as exciting as the drawn game, its one not to be missed by supporters of Cork and Kerry Football.

Kevin Walsh is the referee for this one with a 1pm throw-in at Ballyvourney.


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