Old firm semi-final double in the Corn Uí Mhuirí

Old firm semi-final double in the Corn Uí Mhuirí

Goalscorer Adam Cantwell smiles after his one-touch flick hit the net for St Francis College against Coláiste Choilm. Picture: Larry Cummins

IT’S Cork and Kerry on the double in the semi-finals of the Corn Ui Mhuiri (Munster Post-Primary Schools Senior Football Championship).

St Francis College Rochestown renew rivalry with the holders Pobalscoil Corcha Dhuibhne while Clonakilty Community College take on St Brendan’s Killarney. Both games are on February 2.

Roco overcame Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig by 3-8 to 1-10 in Ballygarvan yesterday, when Adam Cantwell (2) and Conor Russell scored goals.

Their semi-final with Dingle will revive memories of their two games to decide the 2015 final, which the Kerry school won by 1-10 to 0-10 after a replay.

Clon surprised previously unbeaten Hamilton High School Bandon by 1-7 to 0-5 with a strong second-half showing.

A goal four minutes into injury-time by Ciaran O’Neill settled matters in Newcestown.

Ciaran O'Neill hits the net despite the efforts of their players Sean Sexton and Cullan Barry. Picture: Denis Minihane.
Ciaran O'Neill hits the net despite the efforts of their players Sean Sexton and Cullan Barry. Picture: Denis Minihane.

There was major drama in Dingle’s narrow 1-5 to 1-3 win over a fancied St Flannan’s College, who conceded an injury-time goal to bow out of the competition.

St Brendan’s needed no such heroics as they swept to a 2-17 to 3-9 win over Tralee CBS in a high-scoring encounter.

Colaiste Chriost Ri were the last Cork champions in 2011, when they defeated Dingle in the final in Killarney.

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