Brock semi line-up almost complete

March 31, 2017

Danske Bank Brock Cup quarter-finals :

St Patrick’s Maghera 5-14 St Mary’s Magherafelt 3-5

St Colman’s Newry 3-8 St Michael’s Enniskillen 1-5

St Patrick’s Academy 2-7 Omagh CBS 2-5

Monday 12.30pm in Newry : St Malachy’s Castlewellan v Patrician High Carrickmacross

This was quarter-final week in the Danske Bank Brock Cup and there are familiar enough names through to next week’s semi-finals.

St Colman’s Newry came through a replay against St Michael’s Enniskillen yesterday after the teams had finished 1-7 to 0-10 last Monday.

This time Conor Murphy put his mark on proceedings with 1-4, while Cian McLaughlin and Andrew Gilmore also found the net for the “College” in a 3-8 to 1-5 win that puts them into a semi-final with St Patrick’s Academy, who won a thrilling Tyrone derby by 2-7 to 2-5.

The Academy didn’t look in a strong position at the break, ahead by just 0-6 to 1-2 after having the assistance of a strong breeze; Danny Fullerton accounted for all of Omagh’s scores.

Things looked worse when Finn Grimes added a second Omagh goal on the re-start, but the Academy responded with a goal from Sean McLaughlin and as the game entered the last ten minutes, Luke Donnelly’s goal gave them a breathing space of three points and they managed to hold out for the win.

In the other half of the draw last year’s Corn na nÓg runners-up St Patrick’s Maghera are shaping up to be the team to beat after an impressive 5-14 to 3-5 victory over St Mary’s Magherafelt in Lavey.

There wasn’t much between the sides at the break, 2-6 to 1-3, but Maghera pulled away in the second half with Jarlath McWilliams completing a hat-trick of goals. Ryan O’Kane and James McGurk also found the net for St Patrick’s who will not know their semi-final opponents until Monday (12.30pm in Newry) when the last quarter-final between St Malachy’s Castlewellan and Patrician Carrickmacross is down for decision.