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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.
— Richard Moloney (@limerickreferee) February 7, 2015
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
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
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
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
Fixed for Saturday February 28th
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
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)
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
|Col Cholim Ballincollig||3||1||2||0||2|
|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|
|St Francis College Rochestown||3||2||0||1||5|
|St Fachtnas Skibbereen||3||1||1||1||3|
|West Limerick Colleges||3||0||3||0||0|
|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