Impressive St Brendan’s book spot in last eight

St Brendan’s College, Killarney have joined fellow Kerry school Coláiste na Sceilge in qualifying from Group B of the Corn Uí Mhuirí to reach the quarter-finals.

On Tuesday, Sceilge beat Tralee’s Mercy Mounthawk to move to four points and yesterday at Rathkeale Brendan’s followed suit with a 6-20 to 0-2 win over St Flannan’s College.

While Flannan’s got the first point, Brendan’s soon took over to lead 1-9 to 0-1 at the break, Micheál Burns with the goal. Evan Cronin found the net just after the restart and Lee O’Donoghue managed to get a second-half hat-trick while David Clifford also goaled.

In Group C, CBS HS Clonmel got their second win as they beat St Fachtna’s De La Salle 4-3 to 1-8 at St Michael’s in Mahon. Stephen Leonard scored an early goal for Facthna’s but Paul Maher and Rory Maher responded for Clonmel, who led by 2-0 to 1-0 after 20 minutes. A third goal from Calvin Boland made it 3-1 to 1-4 at half-time and Boland added another with 10 minutes left to kill off the challenge of the Skibbereen school.

Clonmel top the group on four points and are through. St Francis, Rochestown sit on three after they had a 2-17 to 1-5 win against West Limerick Colleges in Mallow. Ben McAuliffe and Seán Powter got the goals as Rochestown moved into a 2-7 to 0-0 lead, Shane Kingston and Ciarán Cormack with points. By half-time it was 2-10 to 0-1 but West Limerick rallied in the second-half, Jack O’Donoghue goaling.

Holders and All-Ireland champions Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne booked their spot in the last eight beating IS Killorglin 4-16 to 1-9 in Group D. The goals came from Seán Ó Gairbhia, Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh, Cathal Ó Bambaire and PJ Hand while Seán Ó Bambaire and Tom Ó Súilleabháin were among the point-scorers.

Killorglin play Coláiste Chríost Rí to determine who takes the second spot.

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