Corca Dhuibhne power past Críost Rí challenge

Pobalscoil Chorca Duibhne 0-14 Coláiste Chríost Rí 1-3

Corca Dhuibhne  power past Críost Rí challenge

Playing with the wind in the first half, the holders built up a 0-9 to 0-1 lead. While their Cork city opponents did come back to within four points, as Ian O’Callaghan netted a penalty and then converted a close-range free midway through the second half, Críost Rí wouldn’t score again. Corca Dhuibhne always looked in control and two points each from Conchúir Ó Géibheannaigh and Cathal Ó Bambaire gave them an eight-point victory.

With just three teams in Group D, the Dingle school will secure a quarter-final spot if they beat IS Killorglin on November 12. Should that happen, the game between Killorglin and Críost Rí on November 26 would then be a straight play-off for second place in the group.

Despite the loss of some key men from last year’s successful Hogan Cup run, Corca Dhuibhne still possess quality. Ó Géibheannaigh and Ó Bambaire caused problems in the full-forward line and, until his second- half black card, centre-forward Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh was very effective.

For Críost Rí, Chidozie Ogbene threatened with a couple of penetrating second-half runs but they were always going to find it difficult to overhaul the interval deficit, however.

Ó Muircheartaigh’s early free was answered by one for O’Callaghan, but that was the extent of Críost Rí’s first-half scoring. Corca Dhuibhne necklaced a series of fine scores together to lead 0-7 to 0-1 after the first quarter.

Further points by Ó Bambaire — after two wonderful passes by Ó Súilleabháin and Ó Muircheartaigh — and then Ó Súilleabháin put eight between the teams. Críost Rí did have a half-chance of a goal late in the half, when O’Callaghan’s free hit the post, but Shane Hannigan’s fisted effort from the rebound was kept out by de Bhailís.

Ó Muircheartaigh opened the second-half scoring to extend the lead further, but then Críost Rí enjoyed their most fruitful period. Ogbene’s jinking run yielded a point, and in the 39th minute, John Good was fouled for a penalty, which O’Callaghan rolled to the net.

When he pointed on the three-quarter mark, it was 0-10 to 1-3, but Corca Dhuibhne weren’t for wilting. A nice Barra Seán Mac an Bhradáín pass allowed Ó Géibheannaigh to get his fourth point and then he got his fifth from a free as Críost Rí’s hopes died, Ó Bambaire’s late efforts rounding off the win.

Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: C Ó Géibheannaigh 0-5 (three frees), S Ó Muircheartaigh (three frees), C Ó Bambaire (two frees) 0-3 each, Tomás Ó Súilleabháin, G Ó hIcí-Ó Brosnacháin, BS Mac an Bhradáin 0-1 each.

Scorers for Coláiste Chríost Rí: I O’Callaghan 1-2 (1-0 penalty, two frees), C Ogbene 0-1.

POBALSCOIL CHORCA DHUIBHNE: L de Bhailís (Dingle); A Ó Conchúir (Dingle), C Ó Súilleabháin (Dingle), M Ó Baoill (Dingle); P Mac an tSithigh (Dingle), C Ó Murchú (An Ghaeltacht), Tomás Ó Súilleabháin (Dingle); M Ó Conchúir (Dingle), S Ó Gairbhia (An Ghaeltacht); M Ó Gormáin (An Ghaeltacht), S Ó Muircheartaigh (An Ghaeltacht), G Ó hIcí-Ó Brosnacháin (Dingle); C Ó Géibheannaigh (Dingle), BS Mac an Bhradáin (Rinn Mhaoil), C Ó Bambaire (Dingle).

Subs: Seán Ó Bambaire (An Ghaeltacht) for Ó Gormáin, Tom Ó Súilleabháin (Dingle) for Ó Baoill (both half-time), Ó Gormáin or Ó Muircheartaigh (39, black card), L McLarnon (Dingle) for Ó hIcí-Ó Brosnacháin (43, black card).

COLÁISTE CHRÍOST RÍ: M O’Mahony (Nemo Rangers); C Scully (St Finbarr’s), C Dennehy (St Finbarr’s), D Byrne (St Finbarr’s); S McCarthy (St Finbarr’s), A O’Callaghan (St Michael’s), C Buckley (St Finbarr’s); S Hannigan (St Finbarr’s), P Geary (Sliabh Rua); O Murphy (St Finbarr’s), C Ogbene (Nemo Rangers), J Good (Tracton); S Dennehy (St Finbarr’s), I O’Callaghan (St Finbarr’s), C Buckley (St Finbarr’s).

Subs: B Kerins (St Finbarr’s) for Geary, A West (Nemo Rangers) for Hannigan (both half-time), F Ó Sé (St Finbarr’s) for Murphy (44), C McCarthy (Douglas) for Dennehy (50), J Ryan for O’Callaghan (60, injured).

Referee: R Moloney (Limerick).

More in this section

CourtsGaaFootballPlace: ClondrohidPlace: Cork CityPlace: LimerickPerson: Ian O’CallaghanPerson: Ó GéibheannaighPerson: Cathal Ó BambairePerson: KillorglinPerson: Corca DhuibhnePerson: Ó BambairePerson: Seamus Ó MuircheartaighPerson: Chidozie OgbenePerson: Ó MuircheartaighPerson: O’CallaghanPerson: RiPerson: Ó SuilleabháinPerson: Críost RíPerson: Shane HanniganPerson: de BhailísPerson: OgbenePerson: John GoodPerson: Barra Seán Mac an BhradáínPerson: C Ó GéibheannaighPerson: S Ó MuircheartaighPerson: C Ó BambairePerson: Tomás Ó SúilleabháinPerson: G Ó hIcíPerson: Ó BrosnacháinPerson: I O’CallaghanPerson: C OgbenePerson: L De BhailísPerson: A Ó ConchúirPerson: DinglePerson: C Ó SúilleabháinPerson: M Ó BaoillPerson: P Mac An tSíthighPerson: C Ó MurchúPerson: M Ó ConchúirPerson: S Ó GairbhiaPerson: M Ó GormáinPerson: G Ó hIcí-Ó BrosnacháinPerson: BS Mac an BhradáinPerson: MhaoilPerson: Seán Ó BambairePerson: Ó GormáinPerson: Tom Ó SuilleabháinPerson: O BaoillPerson: L McLarnonPerson: Ó hIcí-Ó BrosnacháinPerson: M O’MahonyPerson: C ScullyPerson: C DennehyPerson: D ByrnePerson: S McCarthyPerson: A O’CallaghanPerson: C BuckleyPerson: S HanniganPerson: P GearyPerson: O MurphyPerson: J GoodPerson: S DennehyPerson: B KerinsPerson: GearyPerson: A WestPerson: HanniganPerson: F Ó SéPerson: MurphyPerson: C McCarthyPerson: DennehyPerson: J RyanPerson: R MoloneyEvent: Hogan CupOrganisation: Críost RíOrganisation: Pobalscoil Chorca DuibhneOrganisation: Coláiste Chríost RíOrganisation: All-IrelandOrganisation: Pobalscoil Chorca DhuibhneOrganisation: Corn Uí MhuiríOrganisation: Corca DhuibhneOrganisation: ConchúirOrganisation: DingleOrganisation: IS KillorglinOrganisation: CríostOrganisation: An GhaeltachtOrganisation: Nemo RangersOrganisation: St Finbarr’sOrganisation: St Michael’sOrganisation: Sliabh RuaOrganisation: TractonOrganisation: Douglas
Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.


Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.