Irrespective of who takes home the silverware from Fitzgerald Stadium Saturday afternoon, the Corn Uí Mhuirí is remaining in Kerry. Indeed, barring Coláiste Chríost Rí’s brief interruption of Kerry dominance in 2011, the Munster colleges' senior football crown has not left the Kingdom in 14 years.
A three-goal St Flannan’s, College, Ennis salvo in the opening 10 minutes proved decisive as they had to withstand a tremendous second-half comeback from Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee to hang on for a three-point win, in this gripping Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter-final at Rathkeale.
Munster and All Ireland college’s champions St Brendan’s College, Killarney, qualified for the quarter-final of the Corn Uí Mhuirí in Rathmore yesterday. Two wins out of two for The Sem, having emerged comfortable victors in this tie.
Mark Bernsen can’t say if Kieran Donaghy will or won’t play football for Kerry in 2017 but the Tralee Warriors coach is confident the cross-code star will be a regular presence for the new club as it begins life in Basketball Ireland’s rebranded Super League.