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In the 86 years of the Corn U Mhuir, the three in a row has been a rarely achieved phenomenon.
Cork’s Coliste Chrost R did it twice in an eight year period from 1978 85, while it’s hardly surprising to note that the competition’s record winner, St Brendan’s of Killarney, managed it too, from 1972 74.
Coliste na Sceilge of Cahersiveen capped a golden era at the start of the millennium by winning three on the bounce and the exclusive club welcomed a new member on Saturday.
Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne has only been in existence since 2007, but since then it has established itself as a Munster Colleges powerhouse.
The know how gained in the previous two victories was key in helping the Dingle school over the line on Saturday at Lewis Burberry Handbags Outlet Road, Killarney.
Though a burst from De La Salle of Macroom saw them come to within just two points with seven minutes remaining, Corca Dhuibhne are not the panicking type.
A free from Samus Muircheartaigh was the catalyst and then the scores came again, with Cathal Bambaire’s hat trick goal the insurance score, making it 3 14 to 2 9 before John Murphy gave Macroom some consolation with a rocket to the net.
It was not vintage stuff from Corca Dhuibhne, but they didn’t want it to be. Manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice spoke afterwards of how the 2013 final win over St Brendan’s was probably the perf Burberry Handb Burberry Handbags Outlet ags Outlet ect performance and meant they didn’t improve in the All Ireland series, while coach Tommy Griffin was merely describing it as win five of seven.
When you’ve won two provincial titles, winning one more without progressing on the national stage will rankle, so they are keen to leave their mark.
To that end, this was a controlled performance, with the Kerry side playing with patience throughout. Coasting at 0 6 to 0 2 in the first half, the first question was asked when Macroom’s Joseph Ryan converted a penalty of his own making.
Up until then, Corca Dhuibhne had been at their ease, pushing up defenders Tom Silleabhin and Maiti Flatharta in response to Macroom playing four forwards. After an exchange of points, they reasserted their superiority as Bambaire profited from fine work by Flatharta and Muircheartaigh and then Silleabhin made it 1 8 to 1 3.
Back Macroom came, though. When Peter Kelleher got his fist to a dropping ball it came back off the post and James Moynihan was perfectly placed to poke home; two points in it and the interval looming.
Crucially Corca Dhui Burberry Handbags Outlet bhne stuck again. Centre back Caoimhghn Beaglaoch played an outside of the boot pass to the tireless Toms S, who unselfishly allowed Bambaire to snaffle his second green goal.
The winners quickly built on that five points advantage with points from S and Muircheartaigh on the restart. But Macroom refused to thrown in the towel. They worked the ball into scoreable positions or won frees and bit by bit they ate into the lead. After Barry O’Leary’s free, it was 2 11 to 2 9, but Corca Dhuibhne were not defending champions for nothing. Their temperament saw them through, deservedly so.
Scorers for Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: C Bambaire 3 2, S Muircheartaigh 0 4 (frees), T Silleabhin, C Gibheannaigh 0 2 each, T S, B Beaglaoch, S Bambaire, M Flatharta 0 1 each.
Scorers for De La Salle: J Ryan (0 2 frees), J Moynihan 1 2 each, J Murphy 1 0, Cian Healy 0 3, B O’Leary (free), P Kelleher 0 1 each.
POBALSCOIL CHORCA DHUIBHNE: D Conchir (Dingle); C Silleabhin (An Ghaeltacht), B Beaglaoch (An Ghaeltacht) T Silleabin (Dingle); M Flatharta (Dingle), C Beaghlaoch (An Ghaeltacht), S Gairbhia (An Ghaeltacht); B Silleabhin (Dingle), M Conchir (Dingle); R S (An Ghaeltacht), B Raoil (Lispole), T S (An Ghaeltacht); C Gibheannaigh (Dingle), C Bambaire (Dingle), S Muircheartaigh (An Ghaeltacht).
Subs: S Bambaire for Gibheannaigh (43), C Gairbhia (An Ghaeltacht) for R S (55), C Muirthile (Lispole) for T S, C Murch (An Ghaeltacht) for S Gairbhia (both 60).
DE LA SALLE: A Duggan (Clondrohid); K Dwyer (Macroom), D O’Callaghan (Aghinagh), B McMahon (Iveleary); M Healy (Iveleary), S Kelleher (Aghinagh), D Cahalane (Kilmurry); P Kelleher (Kilmichael), B O’Leary (Iveleary); J Murphy (Macroom), J Moynihan (Canovee), W Coakley (Aghinagh); C Healy (Newcestown), J Ryan (Kilmurry), F McSweeney (Iveleary).