CORK schools made an impressive start to their Corn Uí Mhuirí campaign yesterday with three of the four participants on the day registering victories.
One of the games was a derby clash, Hamilton HS from Bandon overcoming De La Salle Macroom.
There were wins too for Ballincollig’s Coláiste Choilm and Clonakilty CS over High School Clonmel and Mercy Mounthawk from Tralee respectively.
Coláiste Choilm put on a very polished performance, particularly in the second half, against their Tipperary opponents and there were good scoring contributions from a number of players, most notably Hugh Murphy from the Éire Óg club, Kieran Walsh from Canovee, Eddie O’Connor from Inniscarra and Kilmurry’s Evan Carroll.
The sides were level at the interval on five points apiece but thereafter it was all Coláiste Choilm as they outscored their opponents by 3-5 to 0-3 in the second half. Ballincollig intermediate hurler Fenton Denny was centre-back.
The all Cork affair featuring Hamilton HS and De La Salle Macroom went the way of the West Cork school with three players contributing 3-12 out of their 3-15 total.
Fionn Herlihy from the Sam Maguires club delivered 1-6, Adam Walsh-Murphy from Valley Rovers secured 2-2 while Darragh O’Shea, also from Valley Rovers, posted 0-4.
Conor Hayes from Clonakilty banged home a brace of goals in the victory of Clonakilty CS over their Tralee opponents with Barry White scoring a quartet of points.
Rochestown College meet Coláiste Chríost Rí this afternoon.