Monday, February 20, 2012
St Colman’s College won the 2012 Munster Colleges SBFC
(Corn an Uachtaráin) title in dramatic fashion at
Knocknagree, Co. Kerry on Sunday February 19. With the
teams deadlocked following an explosive final quarter,
substitute Daniel Mangan popped up to swing over the
match-winning point from distance. It capped off an
enthralling finale that saw Mercy Mounthawk’s Ciarán
O’Connell goal with just 10 minutes left to drag the
Tralee school level (1-4 to 0-7).
Less than a minute later Mercy Mounthawk crept ahead
when Jack Barry pointed from close-range but St Colman’s
responded quickly after Martin Brennan was fouled and
awarded a penalty, following a superb Philip Blackburn
run. Dramatically, midfielder Anthony Spillane — who
kicked five points and performed well in midfield
alongside his brother Colm — watched his low effort well
saved by Tralee goalkeeper Ciarán O’Connor. However
after an inspirational effort from Gary O’Callaghan drew
St Colman’s level, the Fermoy school cranked up the
pressure, pinning Mercy Mounthawk back before working
the space for Mangan’s late winner.
The Kerry school had one last chance to force extra-time
but their effort dropped short. The losers will be
haunted by such wastefulness — in the first half they
had six wides and dropped four efforts short. They
trailed 0-3 to 0-2 at half-time and restarted with a
quick Darragh Carmody brace to edge ahead 0-4 to 0-3.
Then decisive scores from Colm Spillane and three
Anthony Spillane frees put St Colman’s 0-7 to 0-4 in
front before the dramatic late conclusion.
Scorers for St Colman’s: A Spillane 0-5 (4f), G
O’Callaghan 0-2, C Spillane, D Mangan 0-1 each.
Scorers for Mercy Mounthawk: C O’Connell 1-0, D Carmody
0-3 (2f), C Fitzgerald, J Barry 0-1 each.
ST COLMAN’S: F Hogan; M Kennedy, C Barry, T Carroll; P
Murphy, T Condon, P Blackburn; C Spillane, A Spillane; R
Bransfield, P De Roiste, A Fenton; M Brennan, G
O’Callaghan, N McNamara.
Sub: D Mangan for A Fenton (53).
MERCY MOUNTHAWK: C O’Connor; F Horgan, P McMahon, J
O’Kelly; D McGarry, J Cahalane, A Byrne; M O’Sullivan, J
Barry; JJ Prior, C O’Connell; D Griffin; D Carmody, C
Fitzgerald, D O’Brien.
Subs: E Sheehy for JJ Prior (42); C Sayers for D Griffin
Referee: Michael Meade (Limerick).
Photo : Elaine Cronin
St. Colman's students Ryan Sexton, Daniel
O’Regan & Colin Scott won the 2011
Munster Secondary Schools Pitch & Putt title
on October 12, 2011. The event, held in
Tipperary Town's Tipp Hills venue, saw over
30 school teams from all over Munster take
The St. Colman’s College team took the lead
after just 15 minutes of play and held on to
it for the day. With a cumulative score of
302, both Ryan Sexton (current Munster
U16 Strokeplay Champion) and Daniel O’Regan
hit 98’s while Colin Scott followed with a
With the first six sides all qualifying for
the All Ireland finals on October 26th,
the top three places were filled by Cork
The prize giving took place immediately
after the finish of the afternoon session in
the presence of Patron of the PPUI Sean
Keane and club members. Well done lads!!
1. St. Colman’s
College - 302 Ryan Sexton
Daniel O’Regan (48,50) 98
Colin Scott (53, 53) 106
2. Coláiste an Craobhín, Fermoy – 305
Wayne Galvin (50, 45) 95
Conor Clancy (50, 54) 104
Chris Wheeler (50, 56) 106
3. Coláiste Críost Rí – 306
Darragh O’Herlihy (50, 49) 99
Barry Madden (53, 47) 100
Chris O’Sullivan (57, 50) 107
St. Colman's College came away from
Pairc Ui Rinn on Friday evening Nov. 19, 2010 as Dr. O'Callaghan Cup
title winners for 2010 after a very impressive and hard fought win
over Cork's North Mon .
A very competitive and entertaining
match saw Colman's take the victory by eleven points with a final
score of 3-16 to 2-8. Although pre-match favourites by many, St.
Colman's performance this weekend under the stewardship of coach
Garvan Queeney, certainly proves that hurling is alive and
well in the College.
Scorers for St. Colman's- J. Mannix
0-5, D. Mangan 1-1, M. Spillane 0-4, N McNamara 1-1, G. Hogan 1-0,
C. Spillane 0-3, N. Byrne 0-2.
Photos by Mr. Trevor Franks
show (top) the winning O'Callaghan Cup team for
2010 and (above) the Captain & Man of the Match
HURLING BLITZ 2010
The annual Primary schools hurling
blitz took place in St. Colman's College on September 16th. Here's a
few action images from the day:
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY
Pictures of the annual sports day
action in St. Colman's :