Corn Ui Mhuiri Final – P.S.C.D. 2-13 Tralee CBS 1-10

P.S. Chorcha Dhuibhne defeated Tralee CBS by 2-13 to 1-10 in the Corn Ui Mhuiri Football Final on Saturday March 10th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.


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Corca Dhuibhne’s emotional victory

Report By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

For Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, a bittersweet victory.

Corn Uí Mhuirí final

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne…2-13 Tralee CBS…1-10


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This rescheduled Corn Uí Mhuirí final came just 10 days after the funeral of 14-year-old Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne student Aodhán Ó Conchúir had brought the town of Dingle to a standstill. He was poignantly remembered both before and after Saturday’s game.

With Aodhán having worn the number two shirt on the afternoon of the Russell Cup final when he sustained what proved a fatal head injury, the Dingle school retired that jersey for this fixture. Winning captain Franz Sauerland referenced Aodhán in his acceptance speech, as did Dingle manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice.

“It was a challenge to prepare for this game,” said Fitzmaurice.

I don’t think there is any roadmap on how to deal with those situations. It is great to have won a Corn Uí Mhuirí, but all these things are put into perspective. Our thoughts remain with Aodhán’s family and that’s the way it is going to be going forward.

This was Fitzmaurice’s third occasion leading the Dingle school into a Corn Uí Mhuirí decider. His perfect strike rate forms part of a glorious seven-year spell for the school, during which they’ve landed five Corn Uí Mhuirí titles.

Fitzmaurice, along with former Kerry teammate Tommy Griffin, was at the helm last year when the school landed the Paul McGirr Cup (All-Ireland U16½ football). Twelve of that team started here, suggesting five in seven could easily become six in eight next year.

“To win five in seven years is an incredible achievement,” Fitzmaurice continued.

We have a small school, less than 200 boys. We’re drawing out of four clubs. “We knew we were probably a bit young, but there was a good nucleus of a team there.

Their opponents came off a distant second to St Brendan’s in last year’s final and determined not to endure further disappointment, Tralee CBS bossed most of the first-half.

Having fallen 0-2 to 0-1 behind early on, the Marc Ó Sé managed side kicked four unanswered points — Michael Kelleher, Darragh Regan, Daniel Goggin and Sean Quilter (‘45) the providers — to open up a three-point lead five minutes from the break.

It could have been more but for a handful of aimless kicks towards the Dingle posts. That said, Ó Sé’s students were lucky not to concede a goal as Deividas Uosis hit the post 17 minutes in.

Come the interval, Tralee found themselves trailing by the minimum, 0-6 to 0-5.

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne centre-forward Cillian Ó Failbhe won successive frees which were converted by Uosis and Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich. The latter, a younger brother of Kerry senior Brian, added two more to turn the tie back in their favour.

“Those four points were the winning of the game,” Fitzmaurice reckoned.

Tralee were totally on top of us in the first half. There was only one team playing football. Massive credit goes to our lads who stuck at it and to be going in at half-time a point up was almost a surprise. The experience they gained last year from the Paul McGirr competition stood to them. They didn’t panic. They ground it out.

Marc Ó Sé agreed with his former Kerry teammate and manager.

“Certainly, we should have been in front, not behind, at half-time. That would have given our lads good confidence. They were anything but confident at half-time. We had to raise their spirits.”

Mind you, they did enjoy a dream start to the second period. Fergal O’Brien collected a quick Michael Kelleher free and pounced for the opening goal.

Crucially, though, Dingle responded with a goal of their own two minutes later. Dylan Ó Géibheannaigh slipped through Ó Failbhe and he edged them back in front.

Thereafter, the teams were level three times. The minimum separated them, 1-11 to 1-10, when Sauerland delivered the game-changing score.

Ruaidhrí Ó Beaglaoich’s hit and hope was punched to the net by the Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne captain on 54 minutes and they closed out the win with a brace from 2017 Kerry minor goalkeeper Uosis.

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: R Ó Beaglaoich (0-6, 0-4 frees); F Sauerland, C Ó Failbhe (1-0 each); D Uosis (0-3, 0-2 frees); D Ó Géibheannaigh (0-2); J Ághas, C Firtéar (0-1 each).

Scorers for Tralee CBS: M Kelleher (0-3, 0-2 frees); F O’Brien (1-0); S Quilter (0-1 ‘45), D Regan (0-2 each); D Fitzmaurice, D Goggin, J Mortimer (0-1 each).

POBALSCOIL CHORCA DHUIBHNE: E Ó Brosnacháin (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Flannúra (Daingean Uí Chúis), T Ó Dubháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), Colin Ó Muircheartaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis); P Ó Cathalláin (An Ghaeltacht), G Ó Leidhinn (Abha na Scáil), Colm Ó Mhuircheartaigh (Abha na Scáil); F Sauerland (An Ghaeltacht), J Ághas (Abha na Scáil); N Ó Géibheannaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), C Ó Failbhe (Abha na Scáil), C Firtéar (Abha na Scáil); D Ó Geibheannaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), D Uosis (Daingean Uí Chúis), R Ó Beaglaoich (An Ghaeltacht).
Subs: S Óg O Móráin (Daingean Uí Chúis) for Firtéar (58); A Ó Dubháin (An Ghaeltacht) for Ó Failbhe (59).

TRALEE CBS: D Burns (Na Gaeil); P White (John Mitchels), T Brick (Ballymacelligott), D Bourke (Na Gaeil); J Walsh (Knocknagoshel), S Hamilton (Churchill), J Myers (John Mitchels); S Quilter (Austin Stacks), D Fitzmaurice (Austin Stacks); D Goggin (Na Gaeil), D Regan (Ballymacelligott), M Scanlon (Castlegregory); F O’Brien (St Pats Blennerville), J Lenihan (Churchill), M Kelleher (John Mitchels).
Subs: E Carroll (Austin Stacks) for White (bc, 32); D Keane (Ballymacelligott) for Lenihan (38); J Mortimer (Churchill) for Regan (52); D O’Rourke (Austin Stacks) for Goggin (58); K Williams (John Mitchels) for Hamilton (60).

Referee: D Murnane (Cork).


Fixture Details

Munster PPS GAA Corn Uí Mhuirí Final (18.5 A Football)
Saturday 10th March @ 1pm in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney
Tralee CBS V PS Chorca Dhubhine
Referee: David Murnane (Cork)
In the event of a draw the Replay will be scheduled for the W/E 18th March 2018.


Match Programme

Pick up a copy of Saturday’s 36 page souvenir match programme for 3 euro.


Paths to the Final

P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne
Round 1 – Bye
Round 2 – November 8th – P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 5-18 High School Clonmel 0-5
Round 3 – November 22nd – P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 3-10 St Brendans Killarney 0-19
Quarter-Final – January 17th – P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 0-16 I.S. Killorglin 1-7
Semi-Final – February 4th – P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 3-11 St Brendans Killarney 3-8
TOTALS – For: 11-55 (88); Against: 4-41 (53)

Tralee CBS
Round 1 – October 18th – Tralee CBS 4-11 St. Fachtnas Skibbereen 3-11
Round 2 – November 22nd – Tralee CBS 2-13 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 5-6
Round 3 – Bye
Quarter-Final – January 17th – Tralee CBS 4-16 St. Flannans 1-7
Semi-Final – February 3rd – Tralee CBS 0-10 Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 1-6
TOTALS – For: 10-50 (80); Against: 10-30 (60)

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 – Kilkenny 2-22 Tipperary 2-21

Kilkenny defeated Tipperary by 2-22 to 2-21 in Round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 on Sunday February 25th at Nowlan Park Kilkenny.


Match Highlights




Match Coverage

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 – Tipperary 3-21 Wexford 1-21

Tipperary defeated Wexford by 3-21 to 1-21 in Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 on Saturday February 17th at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Match Highlights





Team News

All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Final

The 2017/2018 All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Final will take place in the Knocknarea Arena, Sligo IT on Saturday February 17th at 3pm.


Live Coverage

Watch the All-Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals live courtesy of TG4 using the link below.


TIMETABLE FOR SCÓR NA nÓG FINALS

In response to a number of requests the following are details of Saturday’s events:

Table Quiz – The Ballroom, Clayton Hotel.

10.15 a.m. Registration of Teams

10.50 a.m. All Teams Seated

11.00 sharp Quiz Commences

Other Competitions – Knocknarea Arena, Sligo IT

2.00 p.m. Doors Open

3.00 p.m. Competitions Commence

5.00 p.m. approx. Break

5.15 p.m. approx. Second Half resumes

7.30 p.m. approx Speeches and Presentation of medals and trophies.

Please note that all Rúnaíthe Coiste Scór na gContaetha have received details of Dance Practice and Sound-checks times in a Leabhrán Eolais forwarded by email some weeks ago. Clubs unsure of these details should contact their County Scór Sec.

AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Final – Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-15 Slaughtneil (Derry) 3-8

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) defeated Slaughtneil (Derry) by 3-15 to 3-8 in the AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Final on Saturday February 10th at Parnell Park, Dublin.



Match Highlights



Allianz Hurling League Division 1 – Tipperary 1-20 Waterford 1-11

Tipperary defeated Waterford by 1-20 to 1-11 in Round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 on Saturday February 3rd at Semple Stadium Thurles.


Match Highlights


Ticket Information
Pre-Purchase Price:
Adult: €12.00 / £11.00 (Pre-Purchase discount ends midnight on the day before the fixture)

Match-Day Price:
Adult: €15.00 / £14.00
Student / Senior Citizen: €12.00 / £11.00 (available at the grounds on match day with valid I.D.)

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Team News

AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Final – Knocknagree (Cork) 3-13 Multyfarnham (Westmeath) 3-9

Knocknagree (Cork) defeated Multyfarnham (Westmeath) by 3-13 to 3-9 in the AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Final on Saturday February 3rd at Croke Park.



Match Coverage


Allianz Hurling League Division 1 – Clare 1-21 Tipperary 0-19

Clare defeated Tipperary by 1-21 to 0-19 in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 on Sunday January 28th at Cusack Park Ennis.


Match Highlights


Interview – Man of the Match David Fitzgerald (Clare)


Interview – Tipperary Manager Michael Ryan



Allianz Football League Division 1 – Kerry 2-18 Donegal 3-14

Kerry defeated Donegal by 2-18 to 3-14 in Round 1 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday January 28th at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney.


Match Highlights


Team News

Allianz Hurling League Division 1 – Cork 1-24 Kilkenny 0-24

Cork defeated Kilkenny by 1-24 to 0-24 in Round 1 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 on Saturday January 27th at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.


Match Highlights


Post-Match Reaction



Team News


Ticket Information
Pre-Purchase Price:
Adult: €12.00 (Pre-Purchase discount ends midnight on the day before the fixture)

Match-Day Price
Adult: €15.00
Student / Senior Citizen: €12.00 (available at the grounds on match day with valid I.D.)
Juvenile’s/U 16’s: €5.00

Advance Ticket Purchase
Admission for the game is €15 for adults but buy your tickets before Saturday either online at http://corkgaa.tickets.ie or http://gaa.tickets.ie or at Centra/Supervalu stores (see list below) and you’ll only pay €12!!!

Note: We would particularly ask you to make sure your members are aware that if they buy their adults tickets in advance of Saturday, there is a 20% discount.

Ticket only Turnstiles
Cashless turnstiles will operate for the Allianz League home games at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Ticket Vending Booth
On match days patrons can purchase and pay for tickets at the booths and then proceed to the turnstile gaining admission on ticket presentation. Adult tickets €15.00, Student / Senior Citizen: €12.00 (available at the grounds on match day with valid I.D.), Juvenile’s/U 16’s: €5.00

Note: All Juveniles/U16’s will require a ticket to gain entry to the stadium.


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