St Kierans College and Coláiste Eoin both claimed wins today in the Top Oil Leinster Corn Uí Dhúill Championship.
James Stephens in Kilkenny played host to the clash of St Kierans College and St Peters Wexford. The Kilkenny side started the quicker and raced into a 3 point to 1 lead. This looked set to increase but for a fine save from St Peters Cian Byrne. This would give the Wexford men a lift and the race to half time remained tight with the score at the break 08 -06. Similar to the opening half it was Kierans who started the sharper pushing into a 4 point lead. It was a lead that they would not relinquish as they run out victors in the end to maintain their impressive start to the year. For Peters following a draw in Round 1 they now will face into a crunch tie against Dublin North in Round 3.
Meanwhile Glenalbyn was playing host to the Dublin Derby of finalist Coláiste Eoin and Dublin North. Following a loss in Round 1 Dublin North knew a win today was vital. They got the start they would have wanted, rattling in an early goal following two opening points from Coláiste Eoin. However, this lead did not last long with a Coláiste Eoin goal coming in the 12th minute. From here there was no looking back for the remainder of the half as they lead at the break 1-10 to 1-03. A repeat of the opening quarter was on the cards for the start of the 2nd half as Dublin North bagged another goal to leave just 3 point in it. This gave them the life they needed and the roared back into the game. Another goal for them on the 50th minute left it all square 3-09 to 1-15 and ensured a fascinating final 10 minutes was in store. A goal for Seamus ó Fiachna of Coláiste Eoin pushed it to 2-15 to 3-09 and looked sure to have sent them on their way to victory. More drama was in store late on as a stoppage time goal for Dublin North meant a nervy finish was in store. Ultimately Colásite Eoin held on to win on a scoreline of 2-17 to 4-09.