AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Kilmallock (Limerick) 2-19 Portaferry (Down) 0-12

Kilmallock (Limerick) defeated Portaferry (Down) by 2-19 to 0-12 in the AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final on Saturday February 7th at Mullingar.


Dominant Kilmallock overpower Portaferry

ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CLUB HURLING SEMI-FINAL: KILMALLOCK 2-19 PORTAFERRY 0-12

Report from GAA.ie

A six year drought for Munster clubs at the semi-final stage of the All Ireland club championship was broken on Saturday afternoon when Kilmallock of Limerick eased to a 2-19 to 0-12 win over Portaferry of Down at Cusack Park in Mullingar.

This was a pillar to post win for Kilmallock who got off to a great start thanks to a Paddy O’Loughlin goal and never led by less than four points at any stage in the tie. Some excellent freetaking from Paul Braniff kept Portaferry in touch but the Ards men had no answer for Kilmallock’s greater power and pace in the middle third of the field and that platform of dominance helped set up a string of scoring chances at the Town end of the Westmeath venue.

Five different Kilmallock players, including all three members of their half forward line, posted scores from play in the first ten minutes as they wasted no time in finding their range. Desperation defending prevented them from posting a second goal, while at the other end Portaferry were finding it almost impossible to make any meaningful incisions through the Kilmallock defence.

Just over twenty minutes were on the clock when Kevin McGarry struck the Ulster champions’ first score from play, a neat flicked strike after Braniff picked him out with a deft handpass in heavy traffic. Braniff soon followed that score up with a ’65 to reduce the gap to four points as the half drew to a close, but a couple of sloppy defensive errors cost Portaferry dearly.

Kilmallock picked off two scores, including one capitalising on an underhit clearance by Karol Keating, to stem the tide of Portaferry resistance while two disappointing wides from Braniff also broke the hearts of the northern club and their supporters.
A harsh overcarrying call allowed Braniff to pick off a handy free and reduce the gap to five, 1-8 to 0-6, at the interval. They needed to build on that after the restart however and instead any lingering hopes they may have held of pulling off a famous upset were blown out of the water after the restart when Kilmallock stepped up the intensity and duly sent a string of scores raining over Karol Keating’s crossbar.

Paudie O’Brien and Braniff exchanged points at the start of the second half but from then on Kilmallock took complete control, picking off six scores in a row. Two of the points came from Limerick county man Graeme Mulcahy, who had been held scoreless in the opening half, but he finally found room to show his class with two stunning scores from out on the left wing, before making the result well and truly safe after twenty minutes when blasting the ball to the net after collecting a quick handpass from Eoin Ryan in behind the Portaferry full back line.

The Ulster side continued to press and both Eoghan Sands and Conor Mageean added their names to the list of scorers in the closing stages, but by now the party was in full swing amidst the Kilmallock supporters in the Cusack Park seats.

Their shouts of joy raised in volume even further when veteran forward Andrew O’Shaughnessy made an appearance off the bench in the closing stages and while the former county player failed to make his mark on the scoreboard, he’s one more weapon for Ger O’Loughlin to think about as they prepare to take on the might of five-time All Ireland champions Ballyhale Shamrocks next month.

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Scorers for Kilmallock: E Ryan 0-7 (5f), G Mulcahy 1-2, B O’Sullivan 0-4, Paddy O’Loughlin 1-0, K O’Donnell 0-2 (1f), J Mulcahy 0-1, R Egan 0-1, P O’Brien 0-1, C Barry 0-1.
Scorers for Portaferry: P Braniff 0-9 (6f, 0-1 ’65), K McGarry 0-1, C Mageean 0-1, E Sands 0-1.

KILMALLOCK: B Hennessy, L Hurley, M O’Loughlin, A Costello; L Walsh, Philip O’Loughlin, K O’Donnell; P O’Brien, B O’Sullivan; J Mulcahy, Paddy O’Loughlin, R Egan; E Ryan, K Kennelly, G Mulcahy. Subs: R Hanley for Kennelly (45), C Barry for J Mulcahy (54), A O’Shaughnessy for Paddy O’Loughlin (56), J Meade for M O’Loughlin (57), D Joy for Walsh (59).

PORTAFERRY: K Keating; C Taggart, C O’Neill, C O’Prey; C Coulter, J Convery, M Conlan; A Savage, C Mageean; A O’Prey, P Braniff, K McGarry; S Mageean, E Sands, R Magee. Subs: S Murray for Magee (37), N White for Taggart (50), B Trainor for McGarry (54), B Coleman for S Mageean (57)

Referee: John Keenan (Wicklow)
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Report: Kevin Egan



Fixture Details

Saturday February 7th
AIB GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Club Championship 14/15 Semi Final
Venue: Cusack Park Mullingar
Kilmallock V Portaferry 14:00
Ref: John Keenan



Venue Change

Saturday’s AIB All-Ireland hurling club semi-finals have been switched from Thurles because the pitch at Semple Stadium is frozen and the forecast is for the adverse weather to continue. The two games were due to take place as a double header at the venue, but the pitch failed an inspection today.

The game between Portaferry (Down) and Kilmallock (Limerick) has been switched to Cusack Park, Mullingar but will still have a 2pm throw-in. The second game, featuring Gort (Galway) and Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), has been moved to O’Connor Park, Tullamore and will now throw-in at 2pm.

The new arrangements are as follows:
Saturday, February 7
AIB All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship Semi-Finals
Portaferry (Down) v Kilmallock (Limerick), Cusack Park, Mullingar, 2pm
Gort (Galway) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm

Corn Uí Mhuirí S-F – PS Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12 Clonakilty CC 0-6

PS Chorca Dhuibhne defeated Clonakilty CC by 0-12 to 0-6 in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Under 18 1/2 A Football Semi-Final on Saturday February 7th at Knocknagree.



Corca Dhuibhne’s flying finish foils brave Clonakilty

By Bob Lester for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Munster Post Primary SAFC semi-final: Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12 Clonakilty CC 0-6.

Hot in pursuit of a Cork Uí Mhurí (Munster Colleges SFC) four in-a-row, the Dingle peninsula football stronghold booked a final date with Rochestown College at a cold Knocknagree on Saturday, but this semi-final victory was far less emphatic than the scoreline suggests. This was a win they really had to toil hard for as they were pushed most of the way by a tenacious Clonakilty side that only wilted in the final 10 minutes.

Indeed, leading by just a point (0-7 to 0-6) entering the final quarter, the game was in the melting pot until five unanswered points from Seamus Ó Muirchearthaigh, subs Liam O Brosnacháin and PJ MacLáimh, as well as Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh and excellent midfielder Sean Ó Gairbhi put them out of sight after a free-flowing 60 minutes of football.

Certainly Dingle mentor Tommy Griffin knew they were in a tough one against a dogged Clon side who were teak tough at the back but could only manage one point from play. Said the ex-Kerry star: “It was shoulders to the wheel out there today, definitely our toughest test and one we needed it badly after an easy run of victories. We expected a tough one and we got it.”

There was an explosive start, Clonakilty keeper William Tyner bringing off a fabulous save from Dingle corner-forward Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh. But Clon rallied and points from Sean McEvoy and a Darren Santry free showed they meant business. Dingle did reply with an Ó Gairbhí point but Clon displayed better energy, with Mark White and Sean Ryan on top at midfield and Ross Mannix a constant thorn in the Dingle defence.

Clonakilty led 0-2 to 0-1 after the opening quarter but really should have been further in front, for they never let Corca Dhuibhne settle into any flow. David Lowney stretched their lead in the 16th minute with a free but, for all their possession, they found scores hard to come by and were using up far more energy than Corca Dhuibhne, who were being well served by centre-back Briain Ó Beaglaíoch and wing-back Tomás Ó Súilleabháin.

Some strong play yielded the next two points from the hard working Máirtín Ó Gormáin and Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh to tie things up and although another Santry free put Clon clear again, late points from Seamus Ó Muircheartaigh and the improving Ó Gairbhi gave Corca Dhuibhne a 0-5 to 0-4 half-time lead.

Clon mentor Micheál O’Sullivan said that interval deficit hurt: “We had a lot of the ball and should have punished them more. We were hoping to make it to our first final but, look, we fell short, but I am very proud of the lads, they gave it their all. Nine or 10 of the starting team are underage again next year and there’s talent on the bench too.”

Corca Dhuibne hit their stride on the restart and cracking points from Ó Géibheannaigh and Ó Muircheartaigh, after a defence splitting run by Ó Beaglaíoch, pushed them clear. But back came Clon with two more Santry converted frees and just one point separated the sides entering the final quarter, 0-7 to 0-6. Corca Dhuibhne’s class and scoring power began to bear fruit as they moved the ball with menace. They never really troubled the Clon fullbackline but with Cian Ó Murchú raiding from defence, Ó Beaglaíoch and Ó Súilleabháin superb in the half backline and Ó Gairbhi and Pádraig Mac a’tSithigh making their presence felt at midfield, the All-Ireland champions finished with a flourish with those five points to book that final date.

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: S Ó Gairbhi, S Ó Muircheartaigh (0-2 frees) and C Ó Géibheannaigh (0-1 free) 0-3 each, L Ó Brosnacháin, M Ó Gormáin and P J Mac Láimh 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clonakilty CC: D Santry 0-4 (frees), D Lowney 0-1 (free), S McEvoy 0-1.

POBALSCOIL CHORCHA DHUIBHNE: S Ó Lúing (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Súilleabháin (do), T Leo Ó Súilleabháin (do), C Ó Murchú (An Ghaeltacht); A Ó Conchúir (Daingean Uí Chúis), B Ó Beaglaíoch (An Ghaeltacht), T Ó Súilleabháin (Daingean Uí Chúis); P Mac an tSighigh (do), S Ó Gairbhi (An Ghaeltacht); G hÍcí Ó Brosnacháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), B S Mac an Bhradáin (Rinn Mhaoile), M Ó Gormáin (An Ghaeltacht); R Ó Mainnín (Lios Póil), S Ó Muircheartaigh (An Ghaeltacht), C Ó Géibheannaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis).
Subs: L Ó Brosnacháin (Daingean Uí Chúis) for R Ó Mainnín (half-time), P P Sauerland (An Ghaeltacht) for C Ó Suilleabháin (40 inj), P J Mac Láimh (An Ghaeltacht) for G hÍcí Ó Brosnacháin (47).

CLONAKILTY CC: W Tyner (Kilmeen); D O’Brien (Ballinascarthy), B Keohane (Kilmeen), L O’Donovan (Clonakilty); D Kiely (Barryroe), E Deasy (Clonakilty), S Scannell (Kilmeen); M White (Clonakilty), S Ryan (Ballinascarthy); R Mannix (Clonakilty), D Lowney (do), S McEvoy (do); D Scannell (St Mary’s), T Scannell (Kilmeen), D Santry (do).
Subs: T O’Connell (Clon) for D O’Brien (34).

Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)


Brave Clonakilty CC bow out of Corn Ui Mhuiri as PS Chorca Dhuibhne advance

Clonakilty CC 0-6 PS Chorca Dhuibhne 0-12

BY KIERAN McCARTHY for the Southern Star newspaper

CLONAKILTY Community College bowed out of the Corn Uí Mhuirí with their heads held high in Knocknagree on Saturday afternoon.

While the final scoreline doesn’t do justice to the efforts of the West Cork school, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne – reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions – were the better side in this semi-final and finished very strongly to seal their provincial final place against Rochestown, who surprised St Brendan’s College in the other last-four clash.

Early scores from Sean McEvoy (Clon’s only score from play) and Darren Santry saw Clonakilty CC lead 0-2 to 0-0 after seven minutes and while they ended up trailing 0-5 to 0-4 by the break, they had their chances to be in front at half time. Instead, Chorca Dhuibhne had their noses in front thanks to scores from excellent midfielder Seán Ó Gairbhi (2), Máirtín Ó Gormáin, Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh and Seamus Ó Muircheartaigh.

Frees from David Lowney and Santry completed Clonakilty’s first half scoring, as they really asked questions of PS Chorca Dhuibhne, with Dylan Scannell a real danger in attack, while the midfield pairing of Mark White and Sean Ryan were also prominent. The Kerry school always led in the second half but even after scores from Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh (free) and Seamus Ó Muircheartaigh pushed them 0-7 to 0-4 clear, back came Clon with two Santry frees to leave it a one-point game entering the final quarter.

Try as they might, Clonakilty CC couldn’t work the openings they needed to shock the champions and it was Chorca Dhuibhne that finished on top, rattling off five late points to confirm their place in the Corn Uí Mhuirí final. Ó Muircheartaigh, Liam Ó Brosnacháin, PJ MacLáimh, Ó Géibheannaigh and Seán Ó Gairbhi were all on target.


When – Saturday February 7th at 1:30pm

Where – Knocknagree

Referee – Richard Moloney

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.


For the Record

Pobailscoil Chorca Duibhne Clonakilty CC
2014 / 2015 Team Management Ciarán Ó Móráin (Bainisteoir), Tomás Ó Beaglaíoch,
Tomás Ó Grifín
Micheal O Sullivan, Gavin Kelly, Dan Nyhan
2013 / 2014 Corn Uí Mhuirí Performance Defeated De La Salle, Macroom by 3-14 to 3-9 to win the Corn Uí Mhuirí for the third time in a row Failed to qualify from the group stages
2013 / 2014 Frewen Cup Under 16 ½ A Football Performance Lost to Coláiste Chríost Rí by 4-11 to 0-10 in the Quarter-Final Lost to St Francis College Rochestown by 2-14 to 0-7
Number of Corn Uí Mhuirí titles                            3 0
Last Corn Uí Mhuirí Title 2013/2014 N/A

Corn Uí Mhuirí Knockout Stages

Quarter-Finals

St. Francis College Rochestown 1-9 Col na Sceilge 2-4

St Brendans Killarney 0-13 HS Clonmel 1-6

Clonakilty CC 1-13 IS Killorglin 1-5

PS Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10 Tralee CBS 1-3 

Semi-Finals

Fixed for Saturday February 7th

St Brendans Killarney V St. Francis College Rochestown in Mallow at 12:30pm

Chorca Dhuibhne V Clonakilty CC in Knocknagree at 1:30pm

Final

Fixed for Saturday February 28th


Team Panels

Foireann Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne

1          Lúcás de Bhailís                        Daingean Ui Chúis
2          Conchúir Ó Súilleabháin             Daingean Ui Chúis
3          Tomás Ó Súilleabháin                Daingean Ui Chúis
4          Cian Ó Murchú                          An Ghaeltacht
5          Aodhán Ó Conchúir                   Daingean Ui Chúis
6          Brian Ó Beaglaíoch                    An Ghaeltacht (Captaein)
7          Tom Ó Súilleabháin                   Daingean Ui Chúis
8          Pádraig Mac an tSíthigh             Daingean Ui Chúis
9          Seán Ó Gairbhia                       An Ghaeltacht
10         Máirtín Ó Gormáin                     An Ghaeltacht
11         Barra Seán Mac an Bhradáin      Rinn Mhaoile
12         Gareth Ó Brosnacháin                Daingean Ui Chúis
13         Ryan Ó Mainnín             Lios Póil
14         Liam Ó Brosnacháin                  Daingean Ui Chúis
15         Cathal Ó Bambaire                    Daingean Ui Chúis

Fir Ionad

16         Seanacháin Ó Muircheartaigh, Lios Póil         
17         Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh, An Ghaeltacht        
18         Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh, Daingean Uí Chúis 
19         Peadar Paul Sauerland, An Ghaeltacht            
20         PJ Mac Láimh, An Ghaeltacht                         
21         Lúcás Mac Giolla Earnáin, Daingean Uí Chúis
22         Tomás Breathnach, An Ghaeltacht                  
23. Marc Ó Conchúir, Daingean Uí Chúis
24. Ruadhán Mac Cárthaigh, Daingean Uí Chúis
25. Fearghal Ó Cuanaigh, An Ghaeltacht
26. Tomás Mac an tSíthigh, Daingean Uí Chúis
27. Cathal Mac an tSíthigh, Daingean Uí Chúis
28. Seán Ó Catháin, Lios Póil
29. Pádraig Ogie Ó Sé, An Ghaeltacht

Bainistíocht; Ciarán Ó Móráin (Bainisteoir), Tomás Ó Grifín, Tomás Ó Beaglaoich, Seán Ó Flannúra

Clonakilty Community College

1.William Tyner                                  (Kilmeen)

2. Daniel O Brien                                (Ballinascarthy)
3. Brian Keohane                               (Kilmeen)
4. Liam O Donovan                            Clonakilty)
5. David Kiely                                    (Barryroe)
6. Eoin Deasy                                      (Clonakilty) (Captaein).
7. Shane Scannell                                (Kilmeen)
8. Mark White                                     (Clonakilty)
9. Sean Ryan                                       (Ballinascarthy)
10. Ross Mannix                                 (Clonakilty)
11. David Lowney                              (do) VC.
12. Sean McEvoy                                (do)
13. Dylan Scannell                              (St. Marys)
14. Thomas Scannell                           (Kiklmeen)
15. Tiarnan O Connell                         (Clonakilty)

Fir Ionad
16. Micheal Whelton                           (Barryroe)
17. Sean O Donoughue                       (Clonakilty)
18. Johnny Deasy                                (Kilmeen)
19. Cathal O Donovan                        (Timoleague)
20. Zach Harrington                            (Clonakilty)
21. Kevin Keohane                             (Kilmeen)
22. Jack Cahalane                               (Barryroe)
23. Eoin Lawton                                 (Barryroe)
24. Liam O Connor                             (Clonakilty)
24. Sean O Reilly                                (St. James)
25. Ciaran Crowley                             (Clonakilty)
26. Peter Walsh                                   (St. James)

Bainistíocht: Micheal O Sullivan. Gavin Kelly, Dan Nyhan.


Corn Uí Mhuirí Table after Group Stages

Group A
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
Clonakilty CS 3 2 1 0 4
Tralee CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Col Cholim Ballincollig 3 1 2 0 2
DLS Macroom 3 1 2 0 2
Group B
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Brendans Killarney 3 3 0 0 6
Col Na Sceilge 3 2 1 0 4
St Flannans Ennis 3 1 2 0 2
Mercy Mounthawk Tralee 3 0 3 0 0
Group C
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Francis College Rochestown 3 2 0 1 5
HS Clonmel 3 2 1 0 4
St Fachtnas Skibbereen 3 1 1 1 3
West Limerick Colleges 3 0 3 0 0
Group D
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
P.S Chorca Dhuibhne 2 2 0 0 4
I S Kilorglin 2 1 1 0 2
Col Chríost Rí 2 0 2 0 0

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

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

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (3) – 2012, 2013, 2014

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

Corn Uí Mhuirí S-Final – Rochestown 1-10 St Brendans 1-9

St. Francis College Rochestown defeated St Brendans Killarney by 1-10 to 1-9 in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Under 18 1/2 A Football Semi-Final on Saturday February 7th at Mallow.



Roco revel in quadruple chase

By Edward Newman for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Munster Post Primary SAFA semi-final: St Francis College, Rochestown 1-10 St Brendan’s College, Killarney 1-9

St Francis College, Rochestown wrote another memorable chapter in their fairytale season when overcoming fancied St. Brendan’s, Killarney in an absorbing Corn Uí Mhuirí semi-final at Mallow on Saturday.

Already Harty Cup finalists, the Cork school remain on course for a quadruple of senior titles having being crowned Simcox Cup (Cork Colleges senior football) and O’Callaghan Cup (Cork Colleges senior hurling) champions, ‘Roco’ now aim to make it a clean sweep of titles and also complete a Munster ‘Double’ and equal a feat last achieved by Coláiste Iognáid Rís (Sullivan’s Quay) in 1975.

It was fitting that, as the 2015 team left the field, members of the last successful ‘Roco’ Corn Uí Mhuirí side of 1950 were on hand to offer their congratulations to a team containing 11 dual players and who now must first prepare for a Harty final on February 21 followed a week later by the football decider.

Team manager, Liam Murphy, described his group as one that “doesn’t get too worked up” about the hype building around them. “This is an absolutely fantastic result,” beamed the Watergrasshill clubman. “It’s all about momentum now but this group won’t get too worked up about the hype.”

Meanwhile, it was heartbreak for St. Brendan’s who were seconds from bringing this game to extra-time but struck wide in one of the game’s last plays. The Kerry boys stayed true to the Kingdom’s rich heritage, playing a wonderful brand of football, but will rue the 14 wides they shot over the hour. Cork minor football captain Seán Powter proved the match hero, coolly converting an injury time point in a powerful second-half performance from the Cork school that now goes forward to play Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.

Rochestown overcame a five point deficit in a gutsy second-half performance where Powter, Niall Quirke, Shane Kingston, Evan Ryle and Daniel Meaney in a team of heroes played starring roles, while Brendan’s best performers included David Carroll, Shane Courtney, Dan O’Brien, Matt Rennie, Evan Cronin, Ronan Buckley and Michael Burns.

The ‘Sem’ could have been out of sight by half time: dominating possession they hit a rocky patch in the second quarter shooting six consecutive wides, though they still managed to lead 1-5 to 0-5 at the break, their 29th minute goal finished by Listry’s Ronan Buckley after some brilliant build-up play from Rennie, Gavin Whyte and Cronin. And having kicked the first two points of the second-half through Buckley and the impressive Burns, it looked like St. Brendan’s would be heading to yet another Corn Uí Mhuirí final.

However, Rochestown re-jigged their team, the decisive move being Evan Ryle’s to midfield. There the Carrigaline player dictated affairs as Roco hit 1-4 without reply, the points courtesy of Liam O’Sullivan, the inspirational Powter, Ben McAuliffe and Shane Kingston while the goal came from the hardworking Daniel Meaney in the 53rd minute. Minutes earlier it could have been curtains for the ‘Sem’ but Spa’s David Carroll saved bravely from a powerful Kingston shot.

The Killarney college struck back to level affairs with points from Liam Kearney and a superb effort two minutes into injury from Dara Moynihan, but Powter had other ideas driving forward from centre back to land the crucial score. “We’re lucky the vast majority of our players in both hurling and football are fourth and fifth year students,” added Murphy afterwards, “so most of our Leaving Certs aren’t affected.”

Scorers for St. Francis: D Meaney 1-0; S Kingston (free) 0-3 (0-2frees); S Powter 0-2; C Cormack, M McAuliffe, B McAuliffe, E Ryle and L O’Sullivan 0-1 each.

Scorers for St. Brendan’s: R Buckley 1-2; M Burns (free) and E Cronin 0-2 each; D Clifford (free), D Moynihan and Matt Rennie 0-1 each.

ROCHESTOWN: P. Lynch (St. Michael’s);D Murphy (Douglas), N Quirke (Carrigaline), N Walsh (Douglas);D Kelleher (Cobh),S Powter (Douglas), D Griffin (Carrigaline); E O’Brien (Douglas), L Dineen (Douglas); D Meaney (St. Michael’s), E Ryle (Carrigaline), M McAuliffe (Douglas), S Kingston (capt) (Douglas), C Cormack (St. Michael’s), L. O’Sullivan (St. Michael’s).
Subs: B McAuliffe for Dineen (ht); K O’Donovan (Nemo Rangers) for M McAuliffe (53); D Stack (Carrigaline) for Kelleher (58).

ST. BRENDAN’S: D Carroll (Spa); D Naughton (Dr Crokes), S Courtney (Glenflesk), J Flynn (Firies); G Whyte (Dr Crokes), D O’Brien (Glenflesk), M McCarthy (Spa); R Buckley (Listry), M Rennie (Fossa); E Cronin (Spa), M Burns (Dr Crokes), D Moynihan (Spa); D Clifford (Fossa), M Foley (Spa), L O’Donoghue (Glenflesk).
Subs: B Courtney (Dr Crokes) for Rennie (inj. 45); L Kearney (Spa) (capt) for Clifford (48); W Courtney (Firies) for O’Donoghue (51); C Spillane (Spa) for Buckley (55). D Doherty (Legion) for Flynn (59) .

Referee: K. Walsh (Clare)


Rochestown stun St Brendan’s to keep remarkable double bid alive

Report from the42.ie

SEAN POWTER WAS the stoppage-time hero as Rochestown College booked their place in the Corn Uí Mhuirí final and kept their Munster double dream alive.

The Cork school struck late to pip Killarney powerhouse St Brendan’s and set up a decider with Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne on 28 February. It was Brendan’s who hit the front in Mallow and Ronan Buckley’s goal shortly before the break helped them into a 1-5 to 0-5 lead. Two quick points after the restart stretched their lead to five but they were held scoreless until the closing minutes as Rochestown rallied with a vengeance.

They fired 1-4 without reply, capped by Daniel Meaney’s goal in the 52nd minute following some good work by Shane Kingston.
That put them ahead by 1-9 to 1-7 but Brendan’s, 20-time winners of this competition, weren’t done and drew level in the first minute of stoppage time.

It looked set to finish all square before Powter ventured forward from wing-back to kick the winning score and set up a massive week for Rochestown who face Thurles CBS in their first-ever Harty Cup final on 21 February before the football decider a week later.
They will have their work cut out for them against a Corca Dhuibhne side who continued their bid for four-in-a-row with a six-point win against Clonakilty.

Only a point separated the sides after a nip-and-tuck first half in Knocknagree, Corca Dhuibhne leading 0-5 to 0-4.
Clonakilty stuck to their task after the restart and only trailed by two with 10 minutes to play before the champions pulled away.
Corn Uí Mhuirí semi-finals


When – Saturday February 7th at 12:30pm

Where – Mallow

Referee – Kevin Walsh

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.


For the Record

  St Francis College Rochestown St Brendans Killarney
2014 / 2015 Team Management Liam Sheehan, Eamonn Hennessey, Liam O Murchu Harry O Neill, Kieran Herlihy, Arthur Fitzgerald, Michael Leahy & Gary Stack
2013 / 2014 Corn Uí Mhuirí Performance Lost out in the Group stages on score difference Lost to Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne by 1-13 to 1-7 in the Semi-Final
2013 / 2014 Frewen Cup Under 16 ½ A Football Performance Won the Frewen Cup with a 3-12 to 2-14 victory over St. Brendans Killarney Lost to St Francis College Rochestown by 3-12 to 2-14 in the Final
Number of Corn Uí Mhuirí titles 1 20
Last Corn Uí Mhuirí Title 1950 2010

Corn Uí Mhuirí Knockout Stages

Quarter-Finals

St. Francis College Rochestown 1-9 Col na Sceilge 2-4

St Brendans Killarney 0-13 HS Clonmel 1-6

Clonakilty CC 1-13 IS Killorglin 1-5

PS Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10 Tralee CBS 1-3

Semi-Finals

Fixed for Saturday February 7th

St Brendans Killarney V St. Francis College Rochestown in Mallow at 12:30pm

Chorca Dhuibhne V Clonakilty CC in Knocknagree at 1:30pm

Final

Fixed for Saturday February 28th


Corn Uí Mhuirí Table after Group Stages

Group A
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
Clonakilty CS 3 2 1 0 4
Tralee CBS 3 2 1 0 4
Col Cholim Ballincollig 3 1 2 0 2
DLS Macroom 3 1 2 0 2
Group B
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Brendans Killarney 3 3 0 0 6
Col Na Sceilge 3 2 1 0 4
St Flannans Ennis 3 1 2 0 2
Mercy Mounthawk Tralee 3 0 3 0 0
Group C
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
St Francis College Rochestown 3 2 0 1 5
HS Clonmel 3 2 1 0 4
St Fachtnas Skibbereen 3 1 1 1 3
West Limerick Colleges 3 0 3 0 0
Group D
Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
P.S Chorca Dhuibhne 2 2 0 0 4
I S Kilorglin 2 1 1 0 2
Col Chríost Rí 2 0 2 0 0

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

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

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (3) – 2012, 2013, 2014

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