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Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final – PS Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10 Tralee CBS 1-3

January 21, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

PS Chorca Dhuibhne defeated Tralee CBS by 2-10 to 1-3 in the Corn Uí Mhuirí Under 18 1/2 A Football Quarter-Final on Wednesday January 21st at Dr Crokes GAA Club Killarney.

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The Green Outclassed By Experienced Dingle School Side

Posted by Gavin O’Connor for

CBS The Green 1-3 PS Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10

THE Green were simply outclassed on Wednesday afternoon when they faced a Dingle side who are in the hunt for four in the row Corn Uí Mhuirí titles. Indeed, seven of the side that won last year’s Hogan Cup for PS Chorca Dhuibhne were in action bringing with them experience and quality to do deal with a Green struggled to mount consistent attacks.

Kerry manager, Eamonn Fitzmaurice was in the stands, having vacated his role with the Dingle college and handed over the mantle a man soldiered with in green and gold, Tommy Griffin. Though, Dingle were favorites the Tralee side were still expected to give them a game. CBS, had two Kerry minor’s of last year within their ranks, Jack Morgan and Ivan Parker.

The opening exchanges of the match lacked intensity. After 15 minutes and just a point up from a free, Dingle were awarded a penalty after, The Green full-back hauled down Liam Brosnan in the square. Dingle’s top scorer on the day, Cathal Bambury, made no mistake slotting the ball past Eoghan O’Brien in goal and put his side four points up.

The Green responded well to the goal and were rewarded for their efforts when after Ivan Parker knocked over a free and Jack O’Shea slotted over their first point from play. The sides went in at half time with Dingle in the driving seat, the scores, 0-2 to 1-3. The game continued in much the same way on resumption of the second half, Dingle were in full control and kicked five unanswered in the second half before The Green were given a lifeline with the scores 0-2 to 1-8.

A long hopeful ball found its way into the Dingle square; it was broken and landed to Sean Mortimer who hand passed it Calvin Foley just outside the square in front of the goals. With two Dingle men and a goalkeeper hanging off Foley, he eventually bundled the ball into the net. From that incident, the Dingle keeper received an injury and had to leave the game.

Minutes after his introduction the replacement goalkeeper made a huge impact when he pulled off a terrific double save denying Ivan Parker twice, to the anguish of the travelling Green support. Parker on the third attempt got the ball over the bar, but there was to be no come back.

Dingle saw out the game in style with two terrific scores from Liam Brosnan and Colm Bambury, highlighting the gulf in quality between the teams. You’d would wonder have they ditched lessons down in Dingle for football from the first bell until last.

The Green who are the second most successful College side in Munster again miss out on shot at a Corn Ui Mhuiri. 2007 is beginning to look a long time ago as this barren spell will continue again for another year at least.


The Green: Calvin Foley 1-0, Ivan Parker 2, 1f, Jack O’Shea 1p.

PS Chorca Dhuibhne: Ryan Manion, 2-2, 1g, 1 penalty, 1p, 1f, Sean Garvey 0-3, 2f 1p, Barry Sammon 2p, Aidan O’Connor 2p, Ryan Mannion 1p.


The Green: Eoghan O’Brien (Churchill), Tommy Lynch (St Pats), Cian Sheridan (John Mitchels), Darragh Ryan (Kerins O’Rahilly’s), Micheal Ready (Ballymaceligott), Jack Morgan (Austin Stacks), Jack O’Shea (Austin Stacks), Tom Hoare (Kerins O’Rahilly’s), Stephane Okunbar (Na Gaeil), Brian Kennedy (Annascaul), Calvin Foley (Austin Stacks), Colin Griffin (Austin Stacks), Christopher Leen (Ballymacelligott), Ivan Parker (c) (Churchill), William Hurley (St Pats)
Substitutes: Ben O’Neil, Dylan Ronan, Tomas O’Connor, Sean Mortimer

PS Chorca Dhuibhne: Lucas Wallace, Conor O’Sullivan, Brian Begley, Tom O’Sullivan, Cian Murphy, Aidan O’Connor, Tom O’Sullivan, Padraig Sayers, Sean Garvey, Martin O’Gorman, Barry Sammon, Gareth Brosnan, Ryan Manion, Liam Brosnan, Colm Bambury
Substitutes: Sean Lyon, Lucas White, Rory McCarthy, PJ Hand, Padraig O’Se, Sean O’Keane.

Pobalscoil Corca Dhuibhne in cruise control against Tralee CBS

By Eoghan Cormican for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10 Tralee CBS 1-3

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne continued their march towards a fourth successive Corn Uí Mhuirí title with this emphatic quarter-final victory over a largely disjointed Tralee CBS outfit. The reigning champions rarely moved out of second gear in putting Tralee CBS to the sword, a string of five unanswered points directly upon the change of ends all but ending this fixture as a contest.

Led by centre-back Aodhán Ó Conchúir and midfielder Séan Ó Gairbhia — the pair contributing half of Corca Dhuibhne’s points tally — the winners rendered Tralee scoreless between the 21st and 48th minute, conceding just three scores from play over the hour.

Far more ominous for semi-final opponents Clonakilty Community School is Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne achieved the 10-point victory without the services of four of last year’s Hogan Cup winning side — Tom Ó Súilleabháin, Marc Ó Conchúir, Sean Ó Bambaire and Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh.

Manager Ciarán Ó Móráin had expected a tougher examination. “It was much easier than we thought it would be,” admitted Ó Móráin. “We were down a number of fellas today, four big names and a few more along with them. That is why you have a big panel and the lads who featured today were very clued in. A lot of fellas put down a marker and have given us plenty to think about going into the semi-final.

“It was imperative we started well to put the pressure on. We didn’t want to be putting pressure on ourselves. Our intensity was there from the off and football brought us home in the end. Our handling of a wet ball on the third week of January was excellent.”

In a lacklustre opening quarter that produced only two scores, Séan Ó Gairbhia had PCD off the mark from the placed ball. Cathal Ó Bambaire blasted aneffort wide of the target in the subsequent action, but it wasn’t long before the lively corner-forward had the umpire reaching for the green flag.

Pádraig Mac an tSíthigh’s delivery was excellently taken down by Liam Ó Brosnacháin but the full-forward hauled to the ground by Tralee’s Cian Sheridan. Referee Eddie Walsh was in doubt in awarding the penalty, which Ó Bambaire slotted beyond keeper Eoghan O’Brien. Jack O’Shea and Ivan Parker (free) rallied for Tralee, but Corca Dhuibhne refused to allow their opponents gain a foothold in proceedings.

Ó Gairbhia and Ó Conchúir split the posts approaching the interval to move PCD 1-3 to 0-2 clear and the gap was further stretched early in the second half with Ó Bambaire, Barra Seán Mac an Bhradáin, Ryan Ó Mainnín, Ó Gairbhia and Ó Conchúir finding the target.

Calvin Foley ended Tralee’s scoring drought with a well-worked goal on 48 minutes. A comeback , however, was never really on the cards. Barra Seán Mac an Bhradáin pointed in the ensuing passage of play and Ó Bambaire, set-up by substitute Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh, kicked his second goal to ensure a few early exits from the Dr Crokes GAA grounds. “We kicked a point straightaway after their goal and that was crucial,” said Ó Móráin. We didn’t want to be inviting them back on us. We didn’t take their goal lying down which is encouraging.”

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: C Ó Bambaire (2-2, 1-0 pen, 0-1 free); S Ó Gairbhia (0-3, 0-2 frees); BS Mac an Bhradáin, A Ó Conchúir (0-2 each); R Ó Mainnín (0-1).

Scorers for Tralee CBS: C Foley (1-0); I Parker (0-2, 0-1 free); J O’Shea (0-1).

POBALSCOIL CHORCA DHUIBHNE: L de Bhailís (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Súilleabháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), B Ó Beaglaíoch (An Ghaeltacht), Tomás Ó Súilleabháin (Daingean Uí Chúis); C Ó Murchú (An Ghaeltacht), A Ó Conchúir (Daingean Uí Chúis), P Pól Sauerland (An Ghaeltacht); P Mac an tSíthigh (Daingean Uí Chúis), S Ó Gairbhia (An Ghaeltacht); M Ó Gormáin (An Ghaeltacht), BS Mac an Bhradáin (Rinn Mhaoile), G Ó Brosnacháin (Daingean Uí Chúis); R Ó Mainnín (Lios Póil), L Ó Brosnacháin (Daingean Uí Chúis), C Ó Bambaire (Daingean Uí Chúis).
Subs: S Ó Muircheartaigh (An Ghaeltacht) for Ó Mainnín (44 mins), L Mac Giolla Earnáin (Daingean Uí Chúis) for Síthigh (48), S Ó Lúing (An Ghaeltacht) for de Bhailís (49, inj), PJ Mac Láimh (An Ghaeltacht) for Bhradáin (52), R MacCárthaigh (Daingean Uí Chúis) for L Ó Brosnacháin (57).

TRALEE CBS: E O’Brien (Churchill); T Lynch (St Pat’s Blennerville), C Sheridan (John Mitchels), D Ryan (Kerins O’Rahillys); M Reidy (Ballymac), J Morgan (Austin Stacks), J O’Shea (Austin Stacks); T Hoare (Kerins O’Rahillys), C Foley (Austin Stacks); B Kennedy (Annascaul), W Hurley (St Pat’s Blennerville), C Griffin (Austin Stacks); C Leen (Ballymac), S Okunbar (Na Gaeil), I Parker (Churchill).
Subs: S Mortimer (Churchill) for Sheridan (40 mins), D Ronan (Kerins O’Rahillys) for Ryan (45), S Fitzmaurice (Austin Stacks) for Kennedy (45), B O’Neill (Kerins O’Rahilly) for Hoare (48), T O’Conner (Ballymac) for Griffin (50).

Referee: E Walsh (Kerry)

When – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm

Where – Dr. Crokes GAA Club Killarney

Referee – Eddie Walsh

Admission Prices

Adults – €5
Students / OAP’s – €3

All Media and Munster Council passes accepted.

For the Record

  Pobailscoil Chorca Duibhne Tralee CBS
2014 / 2015 Team Management Ciarán Ó Móráin (Bainisteoir), Tomás Ó Beaglaíoch,
Tomás Ó Grifín
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 Brendans Killarney by 4-20 to 1-5
Number of Corn Uí Mhuirí titles                            3 15
Last Corn Uí Mhuirí Title 2013/2014 2006/2007

Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final Fixtures

A         Rochestown V Col Na Sceilige – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Knocknagree – Referee: Derek O Mahoney

B         St Brendans Killarney V HS Clonmel – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Mallow   – Referee: Kevin Walsh

C         Clonakilty CC V IS Killorglin – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Clondroihid – Refeee: Richard Moloney

D         PS Chorca Dhuibhne V Tralee CBS – Wednesday January 21st at 1:30pm in Dr Crokes            – Referee: Eddie Walsh

Please note that the A fixture will face B in semi-final and C fixture will play the fixture D winners.

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

Team Panels

Pobailscoil Chorca Duibhne

Name Club
Lúcás de Bhailís Daingean Uí Chuis
Seán Ó Lúing An Ghaeltacht
Seanachán Ó Muircheartaigh Lios Póil
Tom Ó Súllleabháin Daingean Uí Chuis
Tomás Ó Súilleabháin Daingean Uí Chuis
Conchúir Ó Súilleabhain Daingean Uí Chuis
Brian Ó Beaglaoich An Ghaeltacht
Aodhán Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chuis
Micheál Ó Baoill Daingean Uí Chuis
Lúcás Mac Giolla Earnáin Daingean Uí Chuis
Cian Ó Murchú An Ghaeltacht
Tomás Breathnach An Ghaeltacht
PJ Mac Láimh An Ghaeltacht
Colin Ó Dubháin Lios Póil
Pádraig Mac an tSíthigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Seán Ó Catháin Lios Póil
Cathal Mac an tSíthigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Fearghal Ó Cuanaigh An Ghaeltacht
Pater Paul Sauerland An Ghaeltacht
Marc Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chuis
Seán Ó Gairbhia An Ghaeltacht
Cathal Ó Bambaire Daingean Uí Chuis
Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh An Ghaeltacht
Gareth Ó Brosnacháin Daingean Uí Chuis
Seán Ó Bambaire An Ghaeltacht
Máirtín Ó Gormáin An Ghaeltacht
Tomás Mac an tSíthigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Liam Ó Brosnacháin Daingean Uí Chuis
Pádraig Ogie Ó Sé An Ghaeltacht
Séamus Ó Flaithbheartaigh Daingean Uí Chuis
Aaron Ó Muircheartaigh Lios Póil
Ryan Ó Mainnín Lios Póil
Seán Ó Núnáin Lios Póil
Barra Seán Mac an Bradáin Renvyle, Galway
Séin Ó Conchúir Daingean Uí Chuis

Tralee CBS

Name (English) Club
Sean Fitzmaurice Austin Stacks
Calvin Foley Austin Stacks
Colin Griffin Austin Stacks
Tom Hoare Kerins ORahillys
Tommy Lynch St Pats Blennerville
William Hurley St Pats Blennerville
Brian Kennedy Annascaul
Christopher Leen Ballymac
Jack Morgan Austin Stacks
Sean Mortimer Churchill
Gary Nolan Kerins ORahillys
Eoghan O’Brien Churchill
Gerard O’Conner Na Gaeil
Tomas O’Conner Ballymac
Michael O’Donnell Austin Stacks
Stephan Okunbar Na Gaeil
Ben O’Neill Kerins ORahillys
Jack O’Shea Austin Stacks
Ivan Parker Churchill
Michael Reidy Ballymac
Dylan Ronan Kerins ORahillys
Daragh Ryan Kerins ORahillys
Jack Shortt Kerins ORahillys
Brandon Boyle St Pats Blennerville
Shane Foley Kerins ORahillys
Kevin Johnstone Horgan Kerins ORahillys

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


January 21, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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