Galway minor Lee powers Athenry past Christians' challenge

The defeated Connacht finalists were four points ahead at half-time and in spite of playing into the teeth of a strong wind, maintained their dominance to the end.
Galway minor Lee powers Athenry past Christians' challenge

Pierce Cummins, CBC, tries to get a strike in as Athenry’s Thomas Hynes attempts a hook at Kilmallock. Photo: Liam Burke/Press 22
Pierce Cummins, CBC, tries to get a strike in as Athenry’s Thomas Hynes attempts a hook at Kilmallock. Photo: Liam Burke/Press 22

Presentation College Athenry (Galway) 1-18 Christian Brothers College (Cork) 1-9

Twelve points from Galway minor Gavin Lee helped Presentation College Athenry to victory in the All Ireland Post Primary Schools senior A hurling (Croke Cup) quarter-final at Kilmallock today.

The defeated Connacht finalists were four points ahead at half-time and in spite of playing into the teeth of a strong wind, maintained their dominance to the end.

They started strong and were denied two goal opportunities by CBC goalkeeper Eoin O’Neill in the opening minutes, one from a Lee penalty. They didn’t take long to surge clear though with Lee, his brother David, Ian McGlynn, and a superb sideline cut from Liam Leen establishing a four-point lead.

Christians were up and running in the ninth minute through Robbie Cotter’s goal and were level after quarter of an hour, 1-2 to 0-5. Presentation turned up the intensity approaching half-time and when another Galway minor Patrick Rabbitte netted a 28th-minute goal, they led 1-9 to 1-5 at the interval.

Cork minor Jack Cahalane emerged CBC top scorer with eight points, as again his free-taking was excellent.

Four points to one put the Athenry school in control after the break and they managed to keep their distance with a strong display. They meet Leinster champions Coláiste Eoin in the semi-final on Monday week.

Scorers for Presentation College: G Lee (0-12, 0-7 frees), P Rabbitte (1-3), L Leen (sl), I McGlynn and D Lee (0-1 each).

Scorers for CBC: J Cahalane (0-8, 0-7 frees), R Cotter (1-0), D McSweeney (0-1).

Presentation Athenry: D Walsh (Turloughmore); A Dolan (Craughwell), E Lawless (Athenry), M Hardiman (Athenry); C Brennan (Clarinbridge), S Quirke (Athenry), P McCann (Clarinbridge); C Moore (Clarinbridge), I McGlynn (Kilconieran, Capt); P Rabbitte (Athenry), J Walsh (Kilconieran)T Hynes (Craughwell); G Lee (Clarinbridge), D Lee (Clarinbridge), L Leen (Clarinbridge).

Subs: L Martyn (Clarinbridge) for A Dolan (half time), M Tarpey (Turloughmore) for C Moore (36), O Shannnon (Clarinbridge) for J Walsh (49), M Lally (Killimorday) for T Hynes (56), A Haverty (Athenry) for D Lee (60).

CBC: E O’Neill (Blarney); G Reddy (Midleton), S Kingston (Ballinora), S O’Leary (Mallow); P Cummins (St Colman’s), C Daly (Lismore), G Mulcahy (Glen Rovers); J Dwyer (Ballincollig), E Kidney (Cobh); C Egan (Whitechurch), N Hartnett (Douglas, Capt), E O’Leary (Glen Rovers); R Cotter (Blackrock), J Cahalane (St Finbarr’s), D Burke (Douglas).

Subs: D McSweeney (Blarney) for E Kidney (half time), E Kirby (Blarney) for G Mulcahy (39), D Cremin (Midleton) for C Egan (48), C Barrett (Blarney) for E O’Leary (58), D Hurley (Blarney) for R Cotter (60).

Referee: K Dooley (Offaly).

The Declan McBennett Interview: RTÉ Sport chief talks pundits, equality, Brolly, and too much TV

More in this section

GaaPlace: GalwayPlace: KilmallockPerson: LeePerson: Gavin LeePerson: Eoin O’NeillPerson: DavidPerson: Ian McGlynnPerson: Liam LeenPerson: Robbie CotterPerson: Patrick RabbittePerson: Jack CahalanePerson: G LeePerson: P RabbittePerson: L LeenPerson: I McGlynnPerson: D LeePerson: J CahalanePerson: R CotterPerson: D McSweeneyPerson: D WalshPerson: A DolanPerson: CraughwellPerson: E LawlessPerson: M HardimanPerson: C BrennanPerson: S QuirkePerson: P McCannPerson: ClarinbridgePerson: C MoorePerson: KilconieranPerson: AthenryPerson: J WalshPerson: T HynesPerson: L MartynPerson: M TarpeyPerson: O ShannnonPerson: M LallyPerson: KillimordayPerson: A HavertyPerson: E O’NeillPerson: BlarneyPerson: G ReddyPerson: MidletonPerson: S KingstonPerson: S O’LearyPerson: P CumminsPerson: C DalyPerson: G MulcahyPerson: J DwyerPerson: E KidneyPerson: C EganPerson: N HartnettPerson: DouglasPerson: E O’LearyPerson: D BurkePerson: E KirbyPerson: D CreminPerson: C BarrettPerson: D HurleyPerson: K DooleyPerson: Declan McBennettPerson: BrollyEvent: Croke CupOrganisation: AthenryOrganisation: Christians'Organisation: ConnachtOrganisation: Presentation College AthenryOrganisation: Christian Brothers CollegeOrganisation: Post PrimaryOrganisation: CBCOrganisation: ChristiansOrganisation: LeinsterOrganisation: Coláiste EoinOrganisation: BallinoraOrganisation: St Colman’sOrganisation: LismoreOrganisation: Glen RoversOrganisation: BallincolligOrganisation: CobhOrganisation: BlackrockOrganisation: St Finbarr’sOrganisation: OffalyOrganisation: RTÉ Sport
Puzzles logo
IE-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.

Sport
Newsletter

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

Sign up
Puzzles logo
IE-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.