Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne recover in fine style to progress

Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 2-10 Coláíste Chríost Rí 1-8: Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne’s pulled off a remarkable recovery to keep their hopes of retaining their Corn Uí Mhuirí title alive at a sunny Fitzgerald Stadium yesterday.
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne recover in fine style to progress

The champions looked dead and buried at half-time, as Críost Rí were on top, with midfielder Mark O’Keeffe and forwards Mark Cronin and Cillian Myers-Murray running the show.

They led by 1-2 to a single Conchúir Ó Geibheannaigh free before Cronin teed up Mark Brosnan for a superb goal. Myers-Murray added three more points, with Shane Hurley and Mark Cronin also on target.

At the other end, the West Kerry School were restricted to a brace of frees from Ó Geibheannaigh and young keeper Deividas Uosis as they trailed by six points (1-7 to 0-4) at the break.

But Corca Dhuibhne stormed out on the restart with a superb goal from Kerry minor star Ó Geibheannaigh in the 34th minute.

Ó Geibheannaigh gave a masterclass in forward play from then on while manager Ciarán Ó Moráin some crucial substitutions. His first substitution, Cathal Feirtear, kicked a great score and Ó Geibheannaigh added two frees to level matters by the three-quarter mark.

Coláíste Chríost Rí had a few chances, but their scoring attempts drifted wide and their opponents kept growing in confidence.

Ó Geibheannaigh neatly drilled home a penalty after Tomás Mac an tSithigh was hauled down.

Sean Dennehy kicked a Críost Rí point, but a confident PS Chorca Dhuibhne closed it out with scores from Sean Ó Bambaire and sharpshooter Ó Geibheannaigh.

Scorers for PS Chorca Dhuibhne:

C. Ó Geibheannaigh (2-5, 5 frees), D. Uosis (0- 3, 3 frees), S. Ó Bambaire and C. Feirtear (0-1 each).

Scorers for Coláíste Chríost Rí:

M. Brosnan (1-1), C. Myers-Murray (0-4, 1 free), M. Cronin, S. Dennehy, S. Hurley (0-1 each).

PS CHORCA DHUIBHNE :

D. Uosis; B. Ó Conchúir, T. Ó Suilleabháin, M. Ó Baoill; T. Breathnach, R. Ó Máinnín, P.P. Sauerland; S. Ó Luing, M. Agha; L. Ó Bambaire, T. Mac an tSithigh, P. Ó Sé; M. Ó Beolláin, C. Ó Geibheannaigh, S. Ó Bambaire.

Subs:

C. Feirtear for S. Ó Bambaire (19), F. Sauerland for M. Ó Beolláin (ht), F. Ó Cúanaigh for P. Ó Sé (half-time).

COLÁÍSTE CHRÍOST RÍ:

M. O’Mahony; C. Scully, M. Crowley, E. O’Keeffe; B. Cripps, C. Dennehy, J. O’Brien; M. O’Keeffe, J. Ryan; M. Cronin, S. Dennehy, D. Lucey; M. Brosnan, S. Hurley, C. Myers-Murray.

Subs:

C. Kiely for B. Cripps, (ht), J. Coughlan for M. Crowley, (57).

Referee:

R. Moloney (Limerick).

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