Corn Ui Mhuiri Munster Schools Senior A Football Semi-Final:Clonmel High School 1-10; St. Francis College, Rochestown 0-7
Clonmel High School's great campaign in this year's Munster Colleges Senior A Football competition advanced further yesterday at Fermoy GAA ground where they defeated Rochestown College, Cork in the semi-final. The adverse weather made conditions difficult for both sides but Clonmel set about their task from the start and built a half-time lead of 1-8 to 0-3 having had the assistance of the breeze. With the wind strengthening in the second half the Cork side were expected to eat into this lead, but the Clonmel side's backs stood firm and scores were hard-earned spurring High School on to fine victory. They now have the mammoth task, at the end of the month, of taking on the form team of the competition, mighty St. Brendan's college, Killarney in the final.
Clonmel High School should draw inspiration from the deeds of the Tipperary minor footballers in 2011 and the victories of Tipperary's Under-21 footballers over Cork and Dublin last year. They can carve their own piece of history by being the second Tipperary team to win the competition following the lone success of their predecessors from the school in 1928.