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.
Gaelic football, and sport in general, can be all consuming for those of us at the coalface. Whether you are a player, coach, supporter or anything in between, we allow everything from training to games, and from stats to systems dominate our priorities all too often.
Today’s Munster Post-Primary Schools SFC final (Corn Uí Mhuirí final), between Pobal Scoil Chorcha Dhuibhne and Tralee CBS, has been postponed due to a serious injury sustained by a young player in a game involving the Dingle school this week.
Coláiste Chríost Rí had to score the final four points at Mallow on Saturday to send this Corn Uí Mhuirí semi-final tie to a replay, but it was difficult to argue against a draw being the fair outcome.
It took a goal pretty much from nothing to drive them onto victory but Tralee CBS (The Green) were thankful for an improved second-half display in seeing off a spirited IS Killorglin challenge in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney yesterday.
THE last two Corn Uí Mhuirí champions, St Brendan’s (Killarney) and Coláiste Chríost Rí, will meet in the quarter-final of this season’s competition, while Ardscoil Rís, chasing a third Dr Harty Cup title in-a-row, will put their crown on the line when they face Limerick city rivals Castletroy College.
HIGH School Clonmel, backboned by five members of Tipperary’s All-Ireland minor football winning squad, got their Corn Uí Mhuirí Group C campaign off to a successful start when they defeated Tralee CBS by 2-8 to 0-11 in Newcastle West yesterday afternoon.