Goals from David Gartland and Colin Dunford helped the Dungarvan CBS/St Augustine’s College combination to lead by 2-5 to 0-4 at half-time, and Gartland added another in the second half to ensure the win. Shane Gleeson top-scored for Caimin’s, the bulk of his points from frees.
In the same group, St Fintan’s CBS from Doon beat Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG 2-19 to 3-9. Pat Ryan got both goals and three points, while Darragh O’Donovan scored four points. Pádraig Guest scored two of the Cork city school’s goals, with Seán Ó Muirnáin getting the other.
In Group A, De La Salle had a 6-21 to 1-6 win over Coláistí Chiarraí in Mallow. Darragh Flynn got three goals for the Waterford city school, with Dessie Hutchinson, Austin Gleeson and Seán Hogan scoring one each.
Cian Lynch and Micheál O’Loughlin each scored 1-1 as Ardscoil Rís beat Castletroy College 2-14 to 0-8 in their Limerick derby at the Gaelic Grounds, with Cian O’Brien scoring 0-5.
Tipperary minor full-back Michael Breen scored five of Castletroy’s eight from centre-back. The other game in that group was a 0-13 each draw between St Colman’s and Clonmel CBS (see report).
Aside from Blackwater’s good victory against Charleville CBS, Group B also produced a 1-18 each draw as Jamie Bergin scored a last-minute goal for Our Lady’s of Templemore against Coláistí Íar Luimní.
Despite the West Limerick combination forging an early lead, Damien Lacey and Jamie Butler impressing, the free-taking of John McGrath kept Our Lady’s in contention and by half-time, they trailed by just 0-12 to 0-8 before Lacey goaled for Coláistí Íar Luimní early in the second half.
Points from McGrath and sub Dylan Carey meant Our Lady’s were always in touch though and they got their reward late on.
As well as Thurles CBS, Midleton CBS also got their Group C campaign off to a winning start as their super start against Coláiste Chríost Rí in Cobh paved the way for a 1-18 to 0-9 win. Aaron Stafford scored 1-2, with Niall Motherway getting four points and Dillon Cahill and Bill Ahern accounting for three each. John Good scored five of Críost Rí’s points.