Coláiste na Sceilge win and reach quarter-finals

Coláiste na Sceilge progressed to the Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter-finals as winners of Group 1 after they made it two wins from two by beating Clonakilty Community College at Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday.

The Cahersiveen school led 0-8 to 0-0 inside the first quarter, with Andy Quigley scoring four of those points, while centre-back Fionán Clifford was excellent. Jack O’Mahony, JP Maughan and Paul O’Regan scored for Clon in the second-half, but Sceilge never allowed them to mount a full fightback winning 0-12 to 0-6.

Clonakilty now play the other team in the group, Coláiste Chríost Rí, for a place in the last eight as the group’s runners-up.

Also progressing, from Group 3, are St Flannan’s, who enjoyed a 2-14 to 1-8 win against Tralee CBS in Rathkeale.With Tralee having already lost to De La Salle Macroom, this result eliminates them and Macroom and Flannan’s will play off for top spot in a fortnight.The goals from Flannan’s came courtesy of Ciarán Doohan and Pádraic McNamara while Eimhin Courtney notched six points for them.

The remaining section, Group 4, is very finely poised after yesterday’s result, which saw St Francis College, Rochestown beat Skibbereen’s St Fachtna’s De La Salle 2-7 to 0-5 in Ballineen.

Aaron Ward and Seán O’Mahony both found the net for Rochestown inside the opening 12 minutes as they made the most of the strong wind and, at half-time, they led 2-4 to 0-2, Michael Hurley the only scorer for Fachtna’s. Points from him and Seán O’Donovan made it a two-goal game during the second-half but Rochestown rallied again with Ward scoring two points and Shane Kingston another in their 2-7 to 0-5 win.

Centre-back Niall Cashman impressed for Rochestown, who now face St Brendan’s.The Killarney school were previously beaten by St Fachtna’s and will need a win to have any chance of survival.

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