Coláiste Ghobnatán continue final push

Dr O’Sullivan Cup

Coláiste Ghobnatán of Baile Bhúirne remain on course to retain the Dr O’Sullivan Cup (All-Ireland PPS SCFC) as they saw off St Louis Grammar School of Kilkeel on Saturday.

At the Round Towers grounds in Kildare town, Mickey ‘Ned’ O’Sullivan’s side produced an excellent second-half performance, keeping their Down opponents scoreless after half-time as they secured a 1-9 to 0-3 win.

The first half was an even affair, with Kory Colgan and Niall McKay doing well at midfield for St Louis, but by half-time, Coláiste Ghobnatan led 0-4 to 0-3.

Maidhcí Ó Duinnín had scored two of those first-half points with Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh and Dónal Ó Duinnín also on target.

Maidhcí Ó Duinnín extended the lead on the restart before brothers Dónal Ó Duinnín and Ciarán Ó Duinnín fired the Munster champions into a four-pointlead.

When substitute Conchúir Ó Riordáin scored a goal soon afterhis introduction, the game was safe.

Damien Ó hUrdail and Dónal Ó Duinnín added late points to ensure a nine-point win.

In the final, they will play Kildare’s Ardscoil Rath Iomhgháin, who beat Our Lady’s Secondary School of Belmullet by 2-13 to 2-13 in the other semi-final. The time and date for that decider have yet to be finalised.

Meanwhile, St Peter’s College are into the semi-finals of the Croke Cup (All-Ireland PPS SAHC) after they beat St Brigid’s College by 0-17 to 0-10 on Saturday.

Five unanswered points shortly before half-time, with Joe O’Connor and Billy Dunne featuring heavily, put the Wexford town school 0-10 to 0-5 ahead at half-time.

Their Loughrea opponents, who had Jack Kenny and Ronan Murphy among their scorers, never got closer than six points after St Peter’s captain Joe O’Connor pointed early in the second half.

St Peter’s will now face Dr Harty Cup champions Thurles CBS in next weekend’s last-four tie.


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