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Easy for Ard Scoil Rís


Ard Scoil Ris and holders St Kieran’s from Kilkenny will meet in the All-Ireland Colleges Senior A Hurling final for the Croke Cup at Semple Stadium in Thurles on Saturday week.
Both had comfortable semi-final wins on Saturday to set up this eagerly awaited repeat of last year’s final.
Four Clare players lined out with Ard Scoil in their latest outing. Meelick’s Damian Moloney was at corner-back and Oisin Hickey played at full-forward and scored 1-2. Parteen’s Martin Moroney was at wing-back with Sixmilebridge teenager Jamie Shanahan (pictured below) at full-forward.
At the final whistle, Ard Scoil were 2-16 to 0-6 in front in a tie played at Templemore.
St Kieran’s were always in control as they ran out 3-10 to 0-7 winners over Charleville CBS in their semi-final.

St Flannan’s into Frewan Cup final

St Flannan’s 0-7
Clonmel 0-6

St Flannan’s College Ennis booked a date in the final of the Frewan Cup (Munster Colleges Junior A Football Championship), when they recorded a hard earned one point win over Clonmel at Rathbane in Limerick last week.
This was a tight affair throughout with the lead changing hands on a few occasions. St Flannan’s led 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time but, as the game drew to a close, Clonmel had edged a point ahead.
The Ennis school finished strongly and Martin O’Leary tied the game with a good score from play. O’Leary then kicked the winner from a free to secure his side’s place in the final against Tralee CBS next Wednesday at a venue to be confirmed.
Kilmihil teenager O’Leary, who has had a busy year with college teams playing both hurling and football, kicked all but a point of his side’s tally. Dara Kerin was the other scorer, just before half time.
St Flannan’s dominated the third quarter but failed to translate this into scores.
The loss of Tadhg and Barry Lynch and Dara Kerin due to injury made things difficult for the winners but they battled hard and finished strongly to secure their place in the decider.
In what was mainly a good team performance, the play of O’Leary, Killian Normoyle, Conor Clancy, Rohan Raftery and Ciaran MacMathuna played a big part in St Flannan’s victory.

St Flannan’s:
Killian Normoyle (Lissycasey); Conor Dolan (Éire Óg), Aidan McGuane (Kilmaley), Rohan Raferty (Michael Cusacks); Stephen Ward (Clarecastle), Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg), Conor Clancy (Clarecastle); Ciaran MacMathuna (Éire Óg), Dara Gregan (Kilmaley); Dara Kerin (Doora-Barefield), Sean Corry (Éire Óg) capt, David Conroy (Doora-Barefield); Martin O’Leary (Kilmihil) Barry Lynch (Lissycasey), Tadhg Lynch (Clondegad).
Subs: Ciaran Malone (Éire Óg) for T Lynch; Paul Meaney (Clondegad) for B Lynch; John Allen (Éire Óg) for Kerin.

 

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