Hamilton High School 4-15 Mercy Mounthawk 2-8
HAMILTON High School recorded a comprehensive victory with an impressive display against Mercy Mounthawk in this Corn Uí Mhuirí contest at Naomh Abán GAA club.
Coming into this encounter Hammies, who had impressively defeated current holders Dingle last time out, knew that a victory here would see them secure their spot in the quarter-finals.
They were full value for this victory here and on this evidence look finely poised to mount a challenge in the latter stages of this competition, though next up is a top-of-the-table clash with Coláiste Choilm.
The Bandon school started brightly and pointed courtesy of well taken scores by Darren O’Donovan and Adam Walsh Murphy, before Aaron O’Leary blasted the ball home to the net with a fine finish.
Although Mounthawk were to respond with a goal of their own, Hammies were a side fully determined with the task at hand. They hit nine scores in succession in a strong spell at the conclusion of the opening half and the start of the second half.
That included Darragh O’Shea rifling the ball home to the back of the net from close range, while there were fine efforts slotted over the bar from the likes of Colm O’Donovan, Jerry Collins and O’Leary.
Although the Tralee school sought to muster some sort of a fightback in the second half, there was to be no denying Hammies.
There was to be two further goals for the Bandon school before the conclusion of proceedings, as Olan Walsh and Conor Hogan converted well.
That capped off what was a Hamilton display full of conviction.
They have an all Cork affair with Coláiste Choilm to look forward to next time out in their final game of the group stages.
Scorers for Hamilton HS: A O’Leary 1-2 , E Kenneally (0-3 f) 0-4, D O’Shea 1-1, C Sheehan, C Hogan 1-0 each, O Walsh, A Walsh Murphy, D O’Donovan 0-2 each, C O’Donovan, J Collins 0-1 each.
Mercy Mounthawk: D Doherty, S Walsh, 1-3 each , E Foley, E Walsh 0-1 each.
HAMILTON HS: E O’Sullivan (Valley Rovers); C Sheehan (Kilbrittain), T Twohig (Bandon), G Kelleher (Newcestown); E Collins (Newcestown), A Walsh Murphy (Valley Rovers), C O’Donovan (Newcestown); A Kenneally (Valley Rovers), D O’Shea (Valley Rovers); S Sexton (Kilbrittain), A O’Leary (Valley Rovers), D O’Donovan (St Mary’s); D Ó Buachalla (Ibane Gaels), J Collins (Valley Rovers), E Kenneally (St Mary’s).
Subs: J Kenneally (Valley Rovers) for E Kenneally (34 b-c), C Hogan (Kilbrittian) for Collins (47), O Walsh (Newcestown) for Ó Buachalla (53), R O’Sullivan (Newcestown) for Collins, R McCarthy (Bandon) for O’Donovan (both 57).
MOUNTHAWK: S Broderick; S Brosnan, J Kearney, D Harris; E Foley, D McEvoy, J Nagle; C Nolan, D Capils; D Jeffers, E Walsh, G Burrows; D Doherty, S Walsh, J Sheehan.
Subs: A Curran for Doherty (45), S Abubakar for Nagle (55).
Referee: Jonathan Griffin (Dingle).