Abbey CBS 0-6
ST Joseph’s Tulla qualified for the Munster U-15 B hurling final with victory over Abbey CBS, Tipperary on Tuesday last in Ballybricken.
St Joseph’s played against the wind in the first-half when they laid the foundation for the win. Eoin Touhy, who ended up scoring eight points, had his first in the third minute. Abbey replied with points from corner-forwards Seamus Kinnane and Sean Kiernan, before Mark Lynch got the crucial goal which settled Tulla, after great work from Shane Taylor and John O’Brien.
The Tulla backs were well on top, particularly the half-back line of Damien Keniry, Niall Bolton and Taylor, along with Michael Burke in goal. O’Brien and Diarmuid Bane added two points before Colm Ryan got a pointed free to close Abbey’s first-half scoring, leaving it 1-4 to 0-3 in favour of the East Clare school.
Abbey came out with a very physical approach in the second half but this was met head on by the Clare outfit. Now playing with wind, they restricted the Tipperary team to just two scores by Gerry Barlow and Kiernan. Mark Lynch, Conor Clune, Touhy and O’Brien rattled off a series of fine scores to push Tulla through to the Munster final.
It was a good team performance from the Tulla school, who now play Clonmel on April 21. They reached the final having defeated Charleville CBS in the first round and Our Lady’s Templemore in the quarter-final.
St Joseph’s Tulla: Michael Burke (Feakle); Mark Perrill (Crusheen), James Noonan (Feakle), Oisin Donnellan (Feakle); Shane Taylor (Broadford), Niall Bolton (Tulla – 0-1f), Damien Keniry (Broadford – capt), Eoin Touhy (Feakle – 0-6, 0-2f), Ryan Taylor (Clooney); Diarmuid Moloney (Broadford), Conor Clune (Clooney -0-2), Colin Corbett (Tulla); Diarmuid Bane (Feakle – 0-1), John O’Brien (O’Callaghan’s Mills – 0-2), Mark Lynch (Tulla – 1-3).
Subs: Luke Corry (Tulla) for Moloney (inj), Diarmuid Murphy (Tulla) for Bane, Justin Nelson (Feakle) for O’Brien, Liam Henchy (Clooney) for Corbett, Keith Maxwell (Sixmilebridge) for Mark Lynch.
Kilrush bow out
KILRUSH Community School bowed out of the Corn na Carraige U-15½ C Football Championship when they went under to St Michael’s Listowel at Glin on Tuesday.
In the same competition, Castletroy will play St Joseph’s Spanish Point this Friday at 1pm in Clarecastle.