Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 1-21 Pobalscoil Sliabh Luachra 3-6
By Sylvester Hennessy for Kerry’s Eye
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne eased to victory in this opening round Corn Uí Mhuírí clash with Pobalscoil Sliabh Luachra at the John Mitchel’s sports complex on Wednesday last. The west Kerry students dominated the first half and led at the interval by 0-13 to 0-2 even though they kicked a first half total of 10 wides. Rathmore were missing key players Ian Roche and Brain Friel and they were also without 10 of last year’s panel. The Dingle lads dominated the middle third with Thomas Devane, Brian O’Connor, Ruadhán McCarthy, Cathal Ferriter and Mikey Boland all impressing. Boland kicked three first half points from play but even more impressive was the contribution of young Thomas Devane who kicked three first half points from wing back. Shane O’Sullivan and John O’Leary were Ratmore’s two first half scorers.
The second half was a little bit more competitive. Michael Twomey’s two goals gave Rathmore a little hope but this was quickly dashed when Nathan Flannery goaled in the dressing room end of the field. Rathmore looked lively in attack and Shane O’Sullivan scored their third goal in the 21st minute. It was a mere consolation however as McCarthy, Liam Bambury, Niall Geaney and Devane with his 4th from play finished off a fine display by the students from the west.
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: Eoin Brosnan (Dingle), Gearóid Lyne (Annascaul), Fergal Cooney (Gaeltacht), Colm Moriarty (Annascaul), Mark Ashe (Dingle) (0-1), Brian O’Connor (Dingle), Thomas Devane (Dingle)(0-4), Peter Paul Sauerland (Gaeltacht) (0-1), Ruadhán McCarthy (Dingle)(0-3), Nathan Flannery (Gaeltacht)(1-2), Cathal Ferriter (Annascaul)(0-1), Mikey Boland (Dingle)(0-3), Naill Geaney (Dingle)(0-3,2f), Liam Bambury (Gaeltacht)(0-3), Ruairí Begley (Gaeltacht) Subs used: Killian Falvey (Annascaul), Jack O’Muircheartaigh (Gaeltacht), Conor Flannery (Dingle), Stiofáin O’Conchúir (Gaeltacht)
Pobalscoil Sliabh Luachra: Felim Jacob (Glenflesk), Gearoid O’Leary (Glenflesk), Thomas Fleming (Gneeveguilla), Timmy O’Doherty (Rathmore), Jack Cremin (Gneeveguilla), Damien Cronin (Rathmore), Gearoid Looney (Knockagree), Michael Mahony (Knocknagree), Conlin O’Leary (Gneeveguilla), Brian Brosnan (Gneeveguilla), John O’Leary (Gneeveguilla) (0-1,1f), Jack Hanrahan (Legion), Michael Twomey (Cullen)(2-1), Shane O’Sullivan (Gneeveguilla)(1-1), Denis O’Connor (Knockagree)(0-3) Subs used: David Twomey & Michael Doyle (Knocknagree)
Ref: Gordon Kerins (Austin Stacks)