Clonmel High School show top form to reach Munster semi-final

Clonmel High School are through to the Corn Ui Mhorain Munster u-15 football semi-final having defeated highly rated Colaiste Chriost Ri 4-13 to 1-14 in the quarter-final after extra time. In the first round they had beaten Munster colleges kingpins Pobal Scoil Corca Dhuibhne from Kerry.

Clonmel High School are through to the Corn Ui Mhorain Munster u-15 football semi-final having defeated highly rated Colaiste Chriost Ri 4-13 to 1-14 in the quarter-final after extra time. In the first round they had beaten Munster colleges kingpins Pobal Scoil Corca Dhuibhne from Kerry.

Backs dominated the early play with Diarmuid Mulcahy giving a fine display of fielding. High School had to wait until the 22nd minute for Sean Kennedy to point from a free. This settled nerves and started a period of dominance that yielded four points, one a sweeping move started and finished by wing back Dean McMorrow. Chriost Ri tacked on a point to put the minimum between the teams at the break.

Niall Hoctor was introduced at half time for Sean Kennedy and made his presence felt to win a free from a Calvin Boland pass with Adam Peters restoring a two point lead. Colaiste Chriost Ri that got the better of the following exchanges, scoring three points on the trot to lead 7-6.

The effort put in by the High School defence was beginning to take its toll as both Dean McMorrow and James Brophy were forced off through injury with Jamie Grant and Jamie McGuire taking their places. Luke Delahunty scored a goal for High School but Colaiste Chriost Ri stretched out a five point lead and looked in control. Oisin Ryan joined the High School attack, replacing Cathal Ryan who had worked his socks off and Adam Peters took up station at midfield with immediate effect. A sensational solo run from Calvin Boland resulted in a shot that rebounded off the post with Cillian Crow reacting fastest to tuck the ball into the back of the net. Two more High School points followed but Chriost Ri forced a draw with a late point, 2:9 to 1:12. In extra time Luke Delahunty and Tholem Guiry goals set up the Clonmel win with Calvin Boland also in scoring form and Darragh Bulger and Oisin O’Dwyer in command at the back.

Panel - Aidan Tobin, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Oisin O’Dwyer, Joe Gunne, James Brophy, Darragh Bolger, Dean McMorrow, Cathal Ryan, Calvin Boland, Mark Stokes, Adam Peters, Luke Delahunty, Sean Kennedy, Colm Power, Cillian Crowe, Cathal McKeown, Daniel Foley, Niall Hoctor, Oisin Ryan, Luke Fogarty, Brian Quirke, Kian Cullinane, Frank Mallekoote, Tholem Guiry, Jamie Grant, Keenan Bates, Jamie McGuire, Glen Cullinane.