David Shaw was an All-Ireland minor winner with Kerry last year.
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THE REIGNING ALL-Ireland schools football kingpins were today without a Kerry All-Ireland minor winner due to Aussie Rules trials but that didn’t stop them from clinching a 15-point win in their Munster quarter-final tie.
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Champions St Brendan’s (Killarney) were without attacker David Shaw – who is attending this week’s AFL Academy camp in Florida – but still managed to claim an impressive victory against PS Chorca Dhuibhne by 2-18 to 0-9 in Milltown.
With 2016 Kerry All-Ireland minor winners Dara Moynihan and Michael Potts in their ranks, the Killarney school advanced to a semi-final clash with St Flannan’s (Ennis).
Ahead by 0-9 to 0-8 at the interval, they dominated the second half of today’s tie to restrict their opponents to a single point and run out comfortable victors.
Corn UI Mhuiri
St Brendan's Killarney 2-18
Pobalscoil Chorcha Dhuibhne 0-09@Munsterpps pic.twitter.com/TpnV94Ow7F
— Dr. Crokes GAA (@DrCrokesGAA) January 18, 2017
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At Fitzgerald Stadium, Tralee CBS won the all-Kerry clash against Intermediate School Killorglin by 2-10 to 1-10.
In front by 1-6 to 1-3 at the break, Jason Mortimer pounced for the vital second goal for Tralee CBS in the second half.
Tralee CBS were captained by centre-back Kieran Dwyer, a 2016 All-Ireland minor winner with Kerry, while another All-Ireland minor winner Caolim Teehan was in action for IS Killorglin.
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Well done to our senior footballers who beat ISK 2-10 to 1-10 in Corn Ui Mhuiri quarter final today.We now play Criost Ri in semi on 4th feb
— CBS The Green – An Edmund Rice School (@thegreencbs) January 18, 2017
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Great to be at the @thegreencbs win in the 1/4 final today. Massive win. Congrats @osemarc2
— Jack Savage (@JackSavage95) January 18, 2017
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In Rathkeale, St Flannan’s ensured they will fly the flag for Clare at the semi-final stage for a second successive year as they defeated Mercy Mounthawk Tralee by 4-9 to 2-12.
A goalscoring spree in the first-half paved the way for the Ennis school to triumph with Gearoid Cahill (2), Sean Kennedy and Eoghan Thynne all raising green flags.
Congrats to our Senior Football team & management on a great 1/4 final win today over Trallee's Mercy Mounthawk …4-09 to 2-12
— St Flannan's College (@stflannans) January 18, 2017
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Bobby O’Regan did hit the net in the opening period for the Tralee school, who had Aidan O’Shea – son of Kerry legend Jack and manager of Munster junior champions Glenbeigh/Glencar – amongst their management team.
Mercy Mounthawk trailed 4-7 to 1-8 at the interval but O’Regan hit his second goal in the third quarter to help cut the deficit that the Tralee outfit faced. St Flannan’s only registered 0-2 in the second half but that proved sufficient as they held on for a three-point victory.
Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter-final results
St Brendan’s (Killarney) 2-18 PS Chorca Dhuibhne 0-9
Tralee CBS 2-10 IS Killorglin 1-10
St Flannan’s (Ennis) 4-9 Mercy Mounthawk 2-12
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