Coláiste Eoin were in the ascendancy during a lively opening half with two early points from Daniel Ó Caoimh and another by Alex Ó Maoilmhiaigh.
However, a fortunate Daniel Kelleher goal after 25th minutes provided Moate, managed by county legend Dessie Dolan, with a timely boost and although Ó Caoimh netted four minutes later, their two point half-time advantage was a poor reward for their pressure.
Cónall Ó Néill and Grahame Ó Fógartaigh stretched that advantage after the interval but David McCormack’s 45th minute penalty kept the Westmeath men in the hunt. Despite Eamonn McCabe’s sending-off, Lorcan Dolan clinically finished to the net at the death to book their semi-final place next weekend.
Scorers for Moate: D Kelleher, D McCormack (pen), L Dolan 1-0, C Bradley 0-2 (1f), E Fallon 0-1.
Scorers for Coláiste Eoin: D Ó Caoimh 1-2, C Ó Néill 0-3 (1f), A Ó Maoilmhiaiagh, G Ó Fógartaigh 0-1.
J Kinihan; R Gorman, L Colgan, J O’Meara; J Ganley, E McCabe, P Holloway; J Maguire, D McCormack; D Kelly, C Bradley, J Linnane; L Dolan, D Kelleher, S Lawlor.
Subs: E Fallon for Lawlor (33), C Allen for Fallon (62).
D Ó Sionóid; G Mac Aogáin, L Ó Treasaigh, J Clintiúin; C Mac Binéid, E Ó Dochartaigh, R Blighe; J Mac Suibhne, C Ó Cróinín; C Ó Néill, M Mac Donnacha, G Ó Fógartaigh; A Ó Maoilmhiaigh, D Ó Caoimh, D Ó Cathmhaoil.
Subs: R Mac Dáibhíd for Ó Fógartiagh (44), Ó Fógartaigh for Mac Aogáin (46), F Motherway for Ó Caoimh and O Ó Ruairc for Ó Maoilmhiaigh (62).
Referee: Gareth Whelan (Wicklow)
Good Counsel, New Ross0-12St Brendan’s CS, Birr0-6
By Alan Walsh
GOOD Counsel of New Ross, boosted significantly by an impressive five-point haul from full-forward Jack Guiney, son of Wexford 1996 All-Ireland winner Dave, progressed to a Leinster Colleges SAHC semi-final with a double scores victory over St Brendan’s CS, Birr on Saturday at Castlecomer.
Good Counsel enjoyed a 0-5 to 0-1 advantage after 21 minutes courtesy of scores from Guiney (2), Simon Aylward, Mark Mansfield and Ciarán Ryan and never looked back. St Brendan’s struggled miserably to convert frees and the highlight of the opening half for them was two Darragh Cleary points – their only scores from play.
Counsel led 0-6 to 0-3 at the interval and although Brendan’s battled bravely during a hard hitting clash where seven yellow cards were flashed, they hadn’t sufficient firepower to upset a Counsel side that had commanding displays from Shane O’Gorman, Garrett Foley and attacker Mansfield who contributed three excellent points from play.
P Mulhearne; T French, T Aylward, G Bennett; C Foran, S O’Gorman, N Cullen; R Tubrid, G Foley (0-1); S Aylward (0-1), K Butler (0-1), M Mansfield (0-3); C Ryan (0-1), J Guiney (0-5, 0-3 frees), M Aylward.
Subs: B Furlong for Cullen inj. (25), M Tubritt for M Aylward inj. (36).
K O’Connor; B Connors, C Guilfoyle, C Walsh; M Kennedy, L Brady, K Donovan (0-1 ‘65); E Hayes, A Connolly (0-3 frees); S O’Connor, O Dunne, C Mulrooney; D Cleary (0-2), B Murphy, P Mullins.
Sub: P Dooley for Murphy inj. (36).
Referee: B O’Reilly, Laois.
St Mary’s, Magherafelt2-10Omagh CBS0-7
By Francis Mooney
ST MARY’S set up a MacRory semi-final date with holders St Colman’s Newry with a comfortable nine points win over Omagh CBS at Maghery.
Aaron Devlin was always a danger at full-forward, and got in for four goal chances in the first half alone, finally netting with the fourth after midfielder Connor McCann had provided quality possession.
Magherafelt led 1-4 to 0-4 at the interval, and while Omagh looked as if they had the spirit to drag themselves back into the game when Ronan O’Neill swept the ball over the bar within eight seconds of the restart, they were unable to deliver on that early promise. The south Derry students enjoyed another productive spell, hitting five points on the spin to put the game out of Omagh’s reach.
Omagh were reduced to 14 men when Niall Donaghy picked up a second yellow card with a minute to play, and their misery was complete when substitute Christopher Mellon punched home a second Magherafelt goal in stoppage time.
D McCann; M Breen (0-1), P Quinn, P O’Kane; N Higgins, B Devlin, F Duffin (0-1); C McCann, N Rocks; C Kearns (0-5, 3f), T O’Brien, P McGuigan; S Cassidy, A Devlin (1-3 (0-1f), C McErlean.
Subs: P McElroy for McGuigan, C Mellon (1-0) for McErlean.
R Brolly; B Garrity, S Kelly, N Brannigan; M McCann, T McCarron, N Donaghy; M McCaffrey, B Donaghy; C McCullagh, J McCullagh (0-1), R O’Neill (0-5, 2f); C O’Neill, C McCrory, R Mayse (0-1).
Subs: C McClean for B Donaghy, C Canavan for McCrory.
Referee: C Brannigan (Down)