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Crucial Corn Uí Mhuirí tie for Flannan’s

THE crucial Corn Uí Mhuirí, Munster Colleges Senior A Football Championship tie, between St Flannan’s and Clonmel High School, has been rescheduled for Thursday at 2.30pm in Tipperary Town.
The match was originally scheduled for last Thursday but inclement weather conditions led to its cancellation. Officials of the Munster Colleges’ Council will review the situation before confirming the fixture.
Unlucky to lose by a point to Coláiste na Sceilge from West Kerry in the opening round, St Flannan’s will be hoping to go one better and account for Clonmel, a result that will put them into the quarter-finals, which will take place at the end of January.
After the disappointment of losing to Dingle in the final of the Corn Uí Mhorain (U-15A football) last week, qualification for the play-off stages of the Corn Uí Mhuirí would be some compensation for St Flannan’s.
The final scoreline in the U-15 final was 3-6 to 2-4 but it was a tie that the Ennis side could have won. On the day, the Flannan’s forward line wasted a number of good scoring opportunities but they were well in contention right to the end and trailed by just the minimum with five minutes remaining.
It was 1-4 to 1-3 for the Kerry school at the halfway point with the St Flannan’s goal coming from Liam O’Donovan. They had their best spell in the third quarter and an excellent goal from Kilmaley’s Brian Cahill, who plays his football with Lissycasey, helped them to open a three-point lead.
A goal from the penalty spot helped the Dingle outfit to get back into contention and they sealed victory with their third goal shortly before the final whistle.

St Flannan’s: Shane O’Connell (Éire Óg); Eoin Clancy (Corofin), Pádraig McNamara (Kilmaley), Michael Moroney (Éire Óg); James Woods (Éire Óg), Cian Crimmins (Clarecastle), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona); Eoin Hanrahan (Doora-Barefield), Darragh Walsh (Éire Óg); Eimhín Courtney (Éire Óg), Killian Normoyle (Lissycasey), Brian Cahill (Kilmaley); Martin Darcy (Éire Óg), Liam O’Donovan (Ruan), Brian Guilfoyle (Doora-Barefield).
Sub: Michael Kelly (Corofin).

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