Round 1 of the TUS Corn Eamainn Ui Mhairtin (15 C Football) got underway on week commencing September 12th.
Tarbet Comprehensive School 4-13 CBS Dungarvan 4-4
Venue: Mannix College, Charleville
Date: Tuesday 13th September 2022
Referee: Alec Morrissey
Dungarvan started the better of the two sides and raced into an early 4 point lead. They could have been out of sight but for a fantastic penalty save by TCS goalkeeper Donal Finucane after 10 minutes. This spurred on the Tarbert boys who got back into the game with a couple of well worked team goals and led by two points leading up to half time. Dungarvan hit back with a goal of their own right on the stroke of half time to lead by a point; 2-4 to 2-3.
Tarbert started the better in the second half and got the scoreboard ticking over. A number of frees won by the likes of Pa Dillon and Conor Whelan cooly slotted over by Tadhg O’Connell. Dungarvan to their credit fought back again to leave the game right in the melting pot with 10 minutes to go, Dungarvan leading by a single point. However Tarbert were not to be denied and a brilliantly finished goal by Kealan Lonergan and another point blank save by Donal Finucane inspired them to a strong finish.
Tarbert eventually claimed a 9 point victory as they showed calm heads and nerves of steel in front of goal to win out in a fiercely contested match, aided by scores from the bench by the likes of Graham McDonagh.
St. Brogans College Bandon 5-12 Colaiste Na Sceilge 3-11
Goals prove to be the decisive factor in an exciting first round win for St Brogans over Skelligs of Killarney
Round-up by Colm Sheehy, St Brogan’s College
St. Brogans were unsure of the talent they had heading into the first round of the Munster football championship on Wednesday in Killarney, due to a shortage of matches last year and no trainings yet with such an early start to the season. But the team proved to be the superior side, edging it out by seven points with a convincing scoreline of 5-12 to 3-11.
The Bandon side started swiftly with two goals in the opening minutes coming from captain Sam Long and corner forward Ethan Hickey. Skelligs didn’t lie down and bounced back with a well worked team goal. Mike Ross added to St. Brogan’s tally with one of the scores of the game.
Brogans lead at the break by three points with a scoreline of 2:5 to 0:8 and continued to perform in the second half stretching the lead further. But Skelligs had their purple patch in the latter stages of the second half, cutting the lead to just a goal. But to St. Brogan’s credit, they did not lose their concentration and pushed on to widen the lead with Sam Long, Charlie Lynch and Eoghan Galgey chipping in with vital scores to guarantee the victory for the visitors.
St. Brogan’s Team: M.Foley; J.Hayes, O.Callan, J.Cannan; J.O’Halloran, J.LeBlanc, M.Ross; S.Long, P.Twomey; C.McGregor, E.Galgey, C.Lynch; E.Hickey, F.Collins, C.O’Riordan
Subs: B.Sharples on for C.McGregor (46 mins), E.Sullivan on for J.O’Halloran (40 mins), F.Collins on for J.Cannan (48 mins), O.O’Regan, S.Allen, C.Payne, J. Wilmot.
Scorers: S.Long 2-2, E.Hickey 1-1, E.Galgey 1-0, C.McGregor 1-0, P.Twomey 0-2, C.Lynch 0-2, F.Collins 0-2, C.O’Riordan 0-1, M.Ross 0-1, F.Collins 0-1
St Pats Castleisland 5-17 Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale 2-11
Iver Sceine Kenmare 6-9 Coláiste treasa Kanturk 2-8
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí 8-11 Causeway Comprehensive School 1-4
CBS Mitchelstown 5-11 St. Declans Kilmacthomas 3-4
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