John Bosco Kildysart - West Clare 9 a side Blitz winners
Corn Uí Mhuirí Senior A Football
Rochestown College 5-12 West Clare Schools 1-6
DLS Macroom 0-15 Killorglin I.S. 0-2
PS. Chorca Dhuibhbe 4-22 North Clare Schools 0-4
West Limerick Schools 1-9 Clonmel CBS 0-9
St. Brendan’s Killarney 1-15 Tralee CBS 1-5
Col. Chríost Rí Cork 2-12 St. Flannan’s Ennis 2-6
North Clare Corn Ui Mhuire Team 2012
West Clare Colleges play St Flannans College
North Clare Colleges play Colaiste Chriost Ri Cork
First round on 3rd October
North Clare Colleges are in Quarter Finals
West Clare Colleges play Waterford Colleges in round 1
Clare are represented three times namely St Flannans, North Clare Schools and West Clare colleges.
The Corn Ui Mhuiri groups are as following:
Group A: Rochestown College, De La Salle, Macroom, IS Killorglin, West Clare Colleges.
Group B: PS Choirce Dhuibhne, West Limerick Colleges, Clonmel CBS, Nth Clare schools.
Group C: Skibereen, Tralee CBS, St Brendans.
Group D: Colaise Na Sceilige, St Flannans, Colaiste Chriost Ri
Round 1 on October 10th
Ennistymon CBS 1-9 Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine (Kerry)1-6
A more determined Ennistymon CBS side deservedly denied holders Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare a hat-trick of Munster Colleges Corn Na Carraige (U16½ FC) titles in miserable conditions at Rathkeale yesterday.
The Clare side trailed their Kerry opponents 1-2 to 0-4 after 25 minutes despite benefiting from a strong wind.
Inbhear Sceine midfielder John Rice dominated the opening spell, while Killian Spillane — son of Kerry legend Tom — scored a brilliant goal in the 20th minute.
However, Ennistymon, thanks to three Barry Keating frees and points from Aaron Murrihy, Shane Doyle and Joseph Gallagher, hit back before Michael Duffy’s goal edged them into a 1-6 to 1-2 interval lead.
The Kenmare side were hit by the loss of Rice to a knee injury in the 38th minute and their attack struggled.
Ennistymon added three points from Joseph Gallagher (two) as well as a free from Keating, as the Clare side held out for victory in trying conditions.
Meanwhile, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne completed a Kerry Colleges football treble when they defeated Tarbert CS 2-10 to 1-6 in the replay of the Russell Cup final.
Scorers for Ennistymon CBS: B Keating 0-4 (4f); J Gallagher 0-3; M Duffy 1-0; A Murrihy and S Doyle 0-1 each.
Scorers for Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine: K Spillane 1-5 (0-3f), P Clifford 0-1.
ENNISTYMON CBS: S Noonan, S Haran, K Sexton, D Crowe, K Hehir, C Vaughan, D Nagle, D McCarthy, Kealan Sexton, B Keating, A Murrihy, S Doyle, J Gallagher, M Duffy, S Ralph.
Subs: A Ralph for C Vaughan (21), J McCarthy for Keith Sexton (48).
POBALSCOIL INBHEAR SCEINE: S O’Donoghue, R Lucey, R Fitzpatrick, D Crowley, P O’Shea, G Harrington, J Murphy, J Rice, D Hawnor, D Cassidy, K Spillane, P Clifford, S O’Sullivan, D Hallissey, F O’Sullivan.
Subs: D O’Shea for J Rice (inj 38), J Rice for D O’Shea (50).
Referee: Shane Hourigan (Rathkeale).
Chorca Dhuibhne 0-10 St Flannan’s 1-3
A tally of 13 wides and a failure to convert two first half goal opportunities proved costly for St Flannan’s footballers at Rathkeale on Wednesday and were a huge contributing factor to their loss to last year’s beaten finalists, Chorca Dhuibhne, in the quarter-final of the Corn Ui Mhuirí, Munster Colleges Senior A Football Championship.
Originally scheduled for Croagh, the game was switched to Abbeyfeale on Tuesday. However, a pitch inspection ten minutes before the scheduled 1.30 throw-in time led referee Richard Moloney to declare the venue unplayable. A hurried search for an alternative saw Moloney quickly secure the use of a pitch in Rathkeale and the match got underway over an hour after the appointed time.
St Flannan’s played with the wind in the first half and took the lead after four minutes when captain Conor Cleary converted a 30m free. Despite having the majority of play, they had to wait until the 18th minute for their next score, a point from Martin O’Leary, whose effort went over the bar when it might have been a goal.
A minute later Tadhg Lynch race through the Dingle defence but as the winner’s goalkeeper Gavin O’Currain advanced, Lynch saw his effort go narrowly wide. Clearly the West Kerry players were relieved not to have been seven points down instead of two.
Another Conor Cleary point stretched the Clare side’s lead to three after 20 minutes but, from here to the half-time whistle, Dingle scored five times to lead by two at the interval. The writing was on the wall by now as St Flannan’s would have to face the breeze that was getting stronger all the time.
Dingle had two early second half points from free taker Dara Ó Sé but, in the seventh minute, St Flannan’s were given a huge boost when they struck for the game’s only goal, team captain Conor Cleary getting a touch to a high delivery to direct the ball to the net. They piled on the pressure but just could not break down the winners’ defence.
Overall, Dingle’s ability to convert chances proved decisive on the day when a lack of match practice proved a problem for the Clare side.
Gearóid Ryan, Jack Browne, Tony Kelly, Conor Cleary, Martin O’Leary and Barry Lynch worked hard throughout for St Flannan’s while Dingle had imperessive performers in Cathal O’Luing, Padraig Ó Sé, son of former Kerry star Páidi who was an interested spectator at the game, Dara Ó Sé, Brian O’Raoll and Tomas O’Ciobhain.
Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: D Ó Sé 0-6 (4f); B Ó Suilleabhain 0-2; J Ó Suilleabhain, C Ó Bambaire 0-1 each.
Scorers St Flannan’s : C Cleary 1-2 (0-1f), Martin O’Leary 0-1.
St Flannan’s: Killian Normoyle (Lissycasey); Aidan McGuane (Kilmaley), Gearóid Ryan (Clarecastle), Rowan Raftery (Michael Cusack’s); Stephen Ward (Clarecastle), Jack Browne (Ballyea), Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg); Tony Kelly (Ballyea), Sean Corry (Éire Óg); David Nealon (Éire Óg), Tadhg Lynch (Ballyea), Conor Cleary (Miltown) capt; Martin O’Leary (Kilmihil), David Courtney (Doora-Barefield), Barry Lynch (Lissycasey).Subs: Kieran Malone (Éire Óg) for Corry; Eimhin Courtney (Éire Óg) for Nealon.
POBALSCOIL CHORCA DHUIBHNE: G Ó Currain; P Ó Conchuir C Ó Luing, T Ó Suilleabhain; D Ó Suilleabhain , P Ó Sé, M Ó Flatharta; B Ó Suilleabhain, E Ó Conchuir; B Ó Raoill, Dara Ó Sé , J Ó Suilleabhain; C Ó Bambaire T Ó Caomhanaigh, M Ó Flannura.
Subs: T Ó Fathaigh for Ó Flannura (17), Micheal Ó Ciobhain for Ó Bambaire (50), S Ó Muircheartaigh for D Ó Suilleabhain (57), E Ó Muircheartaigh for Ó Fathaigh (59).
On Wednesday next, February 1, West Clare Colleges will face St Flannan’s in the opening round of the Frewan Cup, Munster Colleges Junior A Football. The game will be played at Hennessy Park in Miltown at 1.30pm.
West Clare Schools panel in this competition is: Gary Meaney and Dylan Cahill (St John Bosco School Kildysart); Conor Downes, Cathal downes, Steven Mcguire, Niall Bonfil, Sean Murphy, Cillian Blake (Kilkee Community School); Seamus Collins, Levi Howard, Eoin Callinan, David Kelly, David Killeen, Shane O’Connor, Conor Flaherty, Darragh Haugh, Eamonn O’Dea, Anthony King, David Egan (St Michael’s Kilmihil); Colin Crowley, Liam Madigan, Davy Downes, Keelan Cunningham, Robbie Hall, Colm Pyne, Pierce Lillis, Fergal Pyne, Jack Browne, Caoimhin Donnellan (Kilrush Community School).
North Clare colleges will make their debut in the competition when they play Dingle and this game will take place a week later.
The North Clare preliminary squad is: Kieran Killeen, Darragh Pender (Spanish Point); Macken Byrne, Liam Tierney, Aidan Davidson (Mary Immaculate, Lisdoonvarna); Jack Fitzgerald, Cian O’Dea, Gearóid Leyden, James Considine, Sean Malone, Aaron McNulty, John Dillon (Ennistymon Voc School); Adam Ralph, Simon Ralph, Cathal Nagle, Cathal Frawley, Shane Doyle, Kieran Vaughan, Kevin Hehir, Barry Keating, Aaron Murrihy, Keith Sexton, Keelan Sexton, Michael Duffy, Darren Nagle, Seamie Parra, Darragh Crowe (Ennistymon CBS).
St Flannan’s, Ennis 0-10 Intermediate School, Killorglin 0-10
St Flannans College, Ennis were forced to dig deep against a gallant Intermediate School Killorglin side at a rain-lashed Croagh pitch, before garnering the draw they needed to advance to the knockout stages of this year’s Corn Ui Mhuiri.
St Flannan’s and Killorglin finished level on points, but the Clare side went through because of a superior points difference.
Killorglinled early on 0-4 to 0-2 following points from Niall O’Riordan, Liam Quirke and two well-struck Fergal Hallissey frees.
St Flannan’s Kelly and Browne responded and three points from Darragh Kerin, Jack Browne and Conor Cleary gave them the lead briefly but a fine point from Gary O’Sullivan saw the game level at the interval.
However Flannan’s went on to lead 0-10 to 0-8 with time running out but gutsy Killorglin levelled the tie.
Scorers for St Flannan’s: C Cleary 0-4 (2fs), T Kelly 0-3, J Browne, D Kerin, B Lynch 0-1 each.
Scorers for Killorglin: E O’Sullivan 0-3 (2fs), F Hallissey (2fs), G O’Sullivan 0-2 each, N O’Riordan, L Quirke, J O’Shea 0-1 each.
ST FLANNAN’S ENNIS: C Normoyle; C Dolan, G Ryan, R Rafferty; S Ward, J Browne, A McGuane; T Kelly, S Corry; C MacMathuna, T Lynch, C Cleary; D Kerin, B Lynch, D Conroy
Subs: S O’Donnell for D Conroy (20), S Murphy for B Lynch (ht), E Courtney for S Corry (51).
KILLORGLIN: S Lillis; A Gamble, P Lehane, S Roche; L Quirke, N Breen, S O’Sullivan; G O’Sullivan, F Hallissey; D O’Sullivan, N O’Riordan, E O’Sullivan; J O’Shea, S Kennedy, D O’Flaherty.
Subs: L Carey for D O’Flaherty (48), D O’Flaherty for J O’Shea (55), S Daly for F Hallissey (58).
Referee: Richard Moloney (Limerick)
Rochestown (Cork) 2-11 West Clare Colleges 1-2
Led by outstanding midfielder Shane Kingston, Rochestown eased into the Munster U-15A colleges semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick last Thursday.
West Clare Colleges were competitive throughout the first half but missed some good scoring chances.
Rochestown led 1-4 to 0-1 at half-time, with Kingston scoring 1-3 of their total. He scored three points in the opening two minutes.
Full-forward David Killeen was West Clare Colleges only first-half scorer, pointing two minutes before half-time. However, centre-back Colm Pyne made two sweeping runs from centre-back, the first of which resulted in a 45 after he shot for goal. Minutes later, Pyne again rampaged forward but shot wide this time.
Thirteen minutes into the second half West Clare Colleges full-back Cathal Downes goaled from the penalty spot to reduce the deficit, 2-9 to 1-1. However, the same player had a second penalty saved in injury time. Centre-forward Shane O’Donoghue pointed West Clare Colleges only second half point from a free.
Shane Kingston and Liam Dineen scored all of Rochestown’s second half tally.
Niall McCarthy and Cathal Downes tried hard in the West Clare Colleges full-back line while Colm Pyne also gave it everything in the half-backs. Up front, Gary Stephens showed well in the first half while David Killeen and Cian Murphy also had a few good moments.
West Clare Colleges: Killian Roche; Niall McCarthy, Cathal Downes, David Kelly; George Bradley, Colm Pyne, Cathal Tighe; Thomas Crotty, Pearse Lillis; Cian Murphy, Shane O’Donoghue, Gary Stephens; Ben Cleary, David Killeen, Luke Kennedy.
Subs: Keith Marrinan for Luke Kennedy; Liam Culligan for Killian Roche; Jim Marrinan for Ben Cleary, David Foran for Thomas Crotty.
Scorers: Cathal Downes (1-0 pen), David Killeen (0-1), Shane O’Donoghue (0-1f).
Wides: 7; Frees won: 24; 45s: 2
Rochestown: Daniel O’Mahony; David Stack, Peter Stack, Adam Geaney; Seán Powter, David Griffin, James Hollan; Shane Kingston, Eoin O’Sullivan; Ryan Cantwell, Eoin O’Brien, Liam O’Sullivan; Liam Dineen, David Power, Ciaran Cormack.
Scorers: (1-6, 0-1f), Liam Dineen (1-4, 0-1f), Ciaran Cormack (0-1).
Wides: 9; Frees won: 15; 45s: 1
St Flannan's 4-9 West Clare Colleges 0-5
A powerful performance by captain Conor Cleary inspired St Flannan's college to an easy win at Hennessy Park. The amalgamation team, competing in the championship for the first time, struggled from an early stage and missed two gilt-edge scoring chances in the opening quarter. Goals from David Conroy and Tadhg Lynch in the final five minutes of the half helped the winners to a half-time lead of
11 points, 2-6 to 0-1.
A goal from the Flannan's skipper in the third minute of the second half killed off any hopes West Clare might have had of getting back into contention. As the game entered the final quarter, substitute Dara Kerin hit the winner's fourth goal and to add to the losers' woes, they were reduced to 14 men for the final eight minutes when goalkeeper Eamonn O'Dea was sent off.
Scorers -- St Flannan's: C Cleary 1-4, T Lynch 1-2, D Conroy, D Kerin 1-0 each, T Kelly 0-2, K Normoyle 0-1. West Clare Colleges: F Pyne, C Mahoney, L Madigan, T Lillis, D O'Dea 0-1 each.
St Flannan's -- K Normoyle; C Dolan, G Ryan, R Raftery; S Ward, J Browne, A McGuane; S Corry, C MacMathuna; E Courtney,T Lynch, C Cleary; D Conroy, T Kelly, B Lynch.
Subs: D Kerin for B Lynch, S Murphy for McGuane, D D'Auria for Dolan, D Neylon for Conroy, J O'Reilly for Courtney.
West Clare Colleges -- E O'Dea; J Browne, F Pyne, R Ryan; J Butler, S Carry, C McNeilis; S Maguire, J Downes; C Egan, C Murray, C Mahoney; G Melican, T Lillis, L Madigan.
Subs: C Murray for Maguire, P Lynch for Melican, K O'Looney for Ryan, M Keane for Mahoney, D O'Dea for Egan.
Ref -- K Walsh (Wolfe Tones)
Corn Uí Mhuirí Senior A.F.
Rochestown 1-13 KillorglinI.S. 0-5
St. Flannan’s Ennis 4-9 West Clare Colleges 0-5
St. Brendan’s Killarney 5-10 Coláiste na Sceilge 1-8
PS Chorca Dhuibhne 0-14 Clonmel H.S. 0-5
DlS Macroom 1-15 Col. Chríost Rí Cork 0-13
Corn Mhic Chraith U/15 C.F.
Ennistymon CBS 5-9 St. Michael’s Listowel 0-5
Pallaskenry 6-9 Patrician Ac. Mallow 5-5
Corn Ui Mhiuri U18.5 A.F 1st Round 12/10/11
West Clare Colleges 0-5 Vs Kilorglin 0-10
Corn Uí Mhóráin U/15 A.F Qtr Final 19/10/11
West Clare Colleges 3-9 Vs Glanmire Cork 1-12
Corn Uí Mhóráin U/15 A.F.
St. Flannan's Ennis 1-10 Glanmire C.C. 9-5
West Clare Colleges 0-7 Col. Chríost Rí Cork 0-4 aet
Corn na Banndan U/15 B.F.
Killorglin I.S. 4-13 DLS Macroom 2-9
St. Fachtna's Skibbereen 2-8 Col. Choilm Ballincollig 7-9
Corn an Rúnaí Senior C.F.
Nenagh CBS w.o. SCNP Shannon scr.
St. Munchin's Limerick 7-20 St. Clement's Limerick 0-1
Michelstown CBS 1-8 Col. an Phiarsaigh Glanmire 0-4
DLS Waterford 2-10 Ballybunion 6-4
St. Declan's Kilmacthomas 0-2 Ballingarry 2-10
St. Augastine's Dungarvan 8-13 Tramore CBS 2-0