A last-minute point from Cian Magner-Flynn earned West Limerick Colleges a draw against Thurles CBS in their Group 1 clash at Claughaun GAA Club yesterday.
The combination side trailed by two points at half-time, but goals in the second half from Denis Donegan, Séamus Flanagan and Magner-Flynn saw them stay with their rivals before the late equaliser, leaving a final score of 3-9 to 1-15.
Jack Butler got a first-half goal for Thurles and finished with 1-2.
Blackwater CS got their first win, overcoming St Flannan’s by 2-22 to 0-12 in Kilmallock. Tom Barron’s goal helped the Lismore school to a 1-9 to 0-5 half-time lead, Cathal Geary and Eoin O’Brien impressing in defence. While Flannan’s began the second half brightly, Blackwater saw out the game well, Colm Roche getting the other goal while Shane Bennett finished with seven points.
In Group 2, Castletroy College beat Waterford’s De La Salle 3-9 to 1-9 in Cahir. Goals from Barry Nash and Aaron Kennedy gave Castletroy a 2-6 to 1-2 lead and, while DLS responded positively in the second period, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave got a third goal with nine minutes left.
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide of Youghal control Group 3 after a 0-15 to 0-13 win over Shannon’s St Caimin’s in Charleville. Declan Dalton shot 11 points for Youghal, who led by 0-10 to 0-6 at half-time. Aaron Shanagher inspired a St Caimin’s comeback and in the last minute he went for goal from a free but was denied.
Nenagh CBS got a first win in Group 4, beating Dungarvan CBS 1-13 to 1-12 in Cashel. Keith Nealon converted a late free to give them the lead for the first time.
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