MOUNTCOLLINS boosted their chances of reaching the Limerick SFC quarter-finals after a deserved 2-14 to 2-9 win over St Patrick’s under the Friday night lights at Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale.
Goals from Tom McCarthy and Stephen Cahill helped Mountcollins into a 2-6 to 0-2 lead early on and although Jason Mullins hit back with a goal for the city side, Mountcollins still took a 2-7 to 1-3 lead in at the break.
Mullins’ second goal early in the second half reduced the gap to four but Mountcollins always managed to do enough to stay ahead and they eventually ran out five-point winners.
SCORERS – Mountcollins: Pa Delee 0-5 (one free), Tom McCarthy 1-2, Stephen Cahill 1-1, Shane Gleeson 0-3, Sean Gleeson 0-2, Bernard McCarthy 0-1. St Patrick’s: Jason Mullins 2-0, John Mullane 0-5 (two frees), Eoin Hanrahan, Niall Benson, Dermot Phelan, Jeffrey McNamara 0-1 each.
MOUNTCOLLINS – James Brouder; Timothy Walsh, Sean Lyons, Jeremiah Moroney; Timmy Begley, Brian Lenihan, Con Begley; Pat O’Connor, Tom McCarthy; Stephen Cahill, Bernard McCarthy, Shane Gleeson; Pa Delee, Sean Gleeson, Mike Curtin. Subs: Donal Gleeson for Curtin (blood sub – 9-11 mins), Donal Gleeson for B McCarthy (54 mins), Donagh Walsh for Curtin (59 mins).
ST PATRICK’S – Darragh McMahon; Shane Considine, Niall Kearns, Michael Kelleher; Robert Guerin, Mark Phelan, Wayne Cronin; Eoin Hanrahan, Dermot Phelan; Jeffrey McNamara, Patrick Mullins, Niall Phelan; Michael Geary, John Mullane, Jason Mullins. Subs: Jamie Cross for Cronin (injured – 11 mins), Niall Benson for Kelleher (25 mins), Padraig Reale for N Phelan (49 mins).
REFEREE – Denis Richardson (Murroe/Boher).